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God is never surprised

One of my favorite sports quotes is Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly a few years ago, who responded to a question about his QB cheating on a test: “Am I surprised? Heck no. I have a 16 year old knucklehead … Continue reading

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Faith in spite of reasons to doubt

My sermon Sunday was from Acts 3 about God, through Peter and John, healing and allowing a lame man to walk.  I’ve heard it preached over and over and I have preached that story myself more than once.  I have … Continue reading

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Things required of Christians

This morning as I was watering the plants outside the front of the church I found a cigarette butt pressed down in the soil of one of them.  It is not uncommon to find cigarette butts outside the church.  We … Continue reading

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You rarely know what’s inside

For the last month or so a crew has been putting a new roof on the church.  Over half the church had a flat roof before, and now the entire roof will be a gabled roof.  The new roof looks … Continue reading

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All I can do is trust Him

About a month ago Diane and I were in Aldi’s grocery store and we watched a girl put a big, handwritten pink sign in the meat department.  When she walked away I went over and looked and it said “Chicken … Continue reading

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Who we are when nobody is watching

My friend and fellow pastor Tom Beckette is moving to another church in the next couple of weeks.  I know he has been to the new church a couple of times to meet people.  I know he has been slowly … Continue reading

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Celebrating before the final victory

Sunday after the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Ottawa Senators 7-0, the Ottawa coach said, “We know they’re a better team. Everybody knows that on the planet. They’re the Stanley Cup champions. They’re the best team in the league. That’s no … Continue reading

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