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We wanted to create a space where we could update you on news from around the church, information on upcoming events, follow up to a recent sermon.

Often you will find thoughts on a Sunday message or event stories from our life together as a church.

 

Online Communion Guide

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Some of the sweetest times for small groups/gatherings or families are when they can participate in the Lord’s Supper together. The Bible stresses the importance of unity in Communion, which is why taking Communion with those you do life with on a regular basis can be powerful....

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Caregiver Guilt

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I was inspired by Arden Kohout’s excellent article on Mom Guilt. I remember those days. I didn’t raise my four children during a pandemic, but still there was plenty of guilt, frustration and feelings of failure – some real and some imagined....

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Resources for better listening to sermons

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Have you ever had a hard time remembering specifics from the Sunday morning sermon only a few hours after service? It's embarrassing but I know, I've been there myself. It's so easy to listen and even be encouraged in the moment but forget what I heard as I go about my day and week. It reminds me of one of the most challenging verses I know in scripture, James 1:22-25: "...

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Encouragement from a Physician

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Metro Family, Greetings. I hope all is well with you and your loved ones. I want to update you on some thoughts from where I sit as a physician and as a brother. First, as the great prophet Danny Jones has said, "Church, no freak-out!" The national and state curves are bending in the right direction. As I shared in a previous post, the resources from Johns Hopkins and th...

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Government is God's Idea

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Government is God's idea. By John Stemberger Therefore, our starting place to think Biblically about civil government is that it is inherently good. Government is good, because, like the family and the church, the government was also an institution ordained and designed by God, intended for our good. It is trendy today to have a low-grade hatred or an automatic disresp...

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Showing Grace to Essential Employees

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It is amazing how much life has changed in such a short period of time. Many of us may have lost jobs, been forced to reschedule plans until further notice, and don't know what the next steps for schooling are going to be. We have heard countless stories of the people who are facing the virus and its patients head on, but what about the other people who are still working i...

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Redeeming Our Time

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Redeeming our Time I don't think I have to start with an explanation of how weird the last few weeks have been. It is safe to say that what we are experiencing these days is unprecedented not only in the impact it has already had around the globe, but in the far reaching consequences that will come from it in the months and years to come. I have to say, I vastly underesti...

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Soul Spring Cleaning

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As I was writing my post on mom guilt and referencing Kevin DeYoung's book Crazy Busy, I realized that there was a lot to take away from the book as a Christian during this time of quarantine, not just as a parent. So, at risk of becoming the Crazy Busy Lady, I'm back again! If you didn't read my previous post (and don't feel bad if you didn't), I talked about how last fa...

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Dealing with Mom Guilt

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Mom Guilt. Just the phrase makes me groan because it reminds me of how much I struggle with it on a day to day basis. For the few of you who don't know what Mom Guilt is, here is a definition: Mom Guilt is the feeling of guilt, doubt, anxiousness or uncertainty experienced by mothers when they worry they're failing or falling short of expectations in some way. I think it...

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Dealing with Conflict in Marriage

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It is unavoidable in marriage. How we deal with conflict makes all the difference in how healthy and strong our marriage becomes. There are couples who deal with conflict with shouting matches that could flatten a wheat field. Ken Sande in his book, The Peacemaker, calls these types, "Peace Breakers." There are couples who deal with it by ignoring it, "Peace Fakers." ...

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