Tag Archives: Jesus

A problem that’s not going away

Late last night I was checking the church to see if my friend Andy had taken the trash out.  Andy is a Friends Aware client who helps us out by taking Wednesday dinner trash out on Thursday for Friday trash … 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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Oh, to be missed

I will be in the church I pastor tomorrow for the first time since May 21.  It’s the second time in my 10 years as a pastor that I have missed church two weeks in a row.  Diane and I … 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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Does God want me to do it?

I remember about 15 years ago when our church was thinking about spending a lot of money.  The administrative board was talking about not having the money. Our pastor said, “The question for the church is never, ‘Do we have … Continue reading

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Forgiving and being Freed

I knew a guy once who told me that when he prayed the Lord’s Prayer he would pray, “Forgive me as I should forgive others.”  I told him I did not think he was allowed to change the Lord’s Prayer.  … Continue reading

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