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Always Abounding

January 11th 2016 1 comment so far  

mountain manI must be the champion of short-term resolutions. I can do anything—for about 30 days. Fueled by excitement, I rapidly gain speed toward a shiny new goal…then just as rapidly tire and give up on it. Even if I do press on, I have lost the spring in my step that I had at the start. Certainly, the beginning of each new year reminds me of this trait in myself, as talk of goals and resolutions flood our lives.

During our first all-staff meeting of 2016, Pastor Chuck shared with us …

The Dear Christ Enters In

December 23rd 2015 No comments yet  

Christmas Story Metaphor“How silently, how silently

The wondrous Gift is given!

So God imparts to human hearts

The blessings of His heaven.

No ear may hear His coming,

But in this world of sin,

Where meek souls will receive Him still,

The dear Christ enters in.”
~O Little Town of Bethlehem, verse three

This blog is part three of a series on O Little Town of Bethlehem. Click to read part one and part two

As the verse above proclaims, when Jesus came to redeem the souls of humankind, He did not come in any extravagant way, …

Peace to Men on Earth

December 21st 2015 No comments yet  

field with lightsPart two of a series on “O Little Town of Bethlehem.” Click here to read part one

“For Christ is born of Mary,
And gathered all above
While mortals sleep, the angels keep
Their watch of wondering love.
O morning stars together
Proclaim the holy birth
And praises sing to God the King
And Peace to men on earth.”
~O Little Town of Bethlehem, verse two

Though angels were rejoicing and stars above were singing, Jesus’s first coming went nearly unnoticed to human beings—at first. A young girl giving birth in a barn was of no interest …

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