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Technology Makes The Heart Grow Fonder

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As we enter into another week of social distancing and adjusting to a new normal, I wanted to write to you all and share some personal reflections. With isolation measures firmly in place, we all are trying new ways to connect with one another and maintain a sense of consistency with those we are close to. Maybe you're using zoom calls for the first time like I am or tryi...

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The Neighborhood Prayer Challenge

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The Church Mobilized When we emerge from this time of quarantine, I wonder what the new normal will look like for us.Many questions come to mind as we think about what our new rhythm of life will look like post-contagion, and as we reboot our jobs or job searches, investment gains and losses, health protocols, and hygiene behaviors, etc. One thing is for sure, a major res...

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Controlling The Chaos

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I've always thought that I perform pretty well under pressure. In fact, during times of trial in the lives of my friends and family, I find myself drawn to the chaos, hoping to make myself useful. This is part of how God made me, but underneath an honorable desire, I am also discovering there is a subtle but powerful temptation. This week, I have read many reflections fro...

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How Do We Worship Online At Home?

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Some Thoughts on How to Worship At Home As we look toward another Sunday of meeting in our homes, we wanted to share a few thoughts on how we can best do this together: Pick a time. The worship guide and pre-recorded sermon video will always be posted online by 8 am on Sunday morning. So pick a time and make that your consistent "service time" each week for as long as ...

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Hope in Hardship: How To Respond Courageously

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"Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation,or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? As it is written,'For your sake we are being killed all the day long;we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.'No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us."- Romans 8:35-37 A Time of Distress Does ...

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Sovereign Over Every Season

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A Conversation with My Daughters Me: "Girls, what do you think about this whole Coronavirus situation that is going on all over the world?" Greta: (4 years old) "Well, I miss preschool but really only the playground. Maybe I can go back to school when everyone's fevers, coughs, and stitches feel better." Lola: (7 years old) "I miss my teacher and my friends. And I am re...

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Hard Is Not Bad, But Hard Is Still Hard

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To put it in simplistic terms, this past week has been hard. It has been hard not connecting with my community in person. It has been hard giving up some means of comfort due to stores and restaurants being closed. It has been hard hearing from friends about how this crisis is going to destroy them financially. And for a fast-moving, high output person like me, it has been...

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