Looking Back to Press Forward

Looking Back to Press Forward

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  Memories light the corners of my mind.  Misty water-colored memories of the way we were . . .* The Way We Were (song) Barbra Streisand These lyrics of a 1973 song made famous by Barbra Streisand evoke feelings that each of us can easily relate to as we look back and contemplate the past.  Remembrance is a common human experience that fills our lives and frames our worldview.   We have shared cultural memories that we celebrate together, such as the upcoming Memorial Day on Monday, May 25th, a holiday for honoring the men and women who have died while serving in the U.S. military. This is just one example of the many memorial days we set aside to help us remember important things such as wedding days, birthdays, Independence Day, days for special people like veterans, mothers, fathers, etc.   As Christians, we also have special times that we memorialize…. . .* The Way We Were (song) Barbra Streisand These lyrics of a 1973 song made famous by Barbra Streisand evoke feelings that each of us can easily relate to as we look back and contemplate the past.  […]
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Life from Death

Life from Death

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“Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you— unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures” (‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭15:1-4‬) There is a place in Rome, actually underneath the city, where there are approximately 600 miles of subterranean passages containing millions of Christian graves. These catacombs served as tombs from the second to the fifth centuries and were also used as safe places of worship during times of persecution. These catacombs are filled with art work and epitaphs that testify to the deep…ou stand, and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you— unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also […]
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A Picture of Praise

A Picture of Praise

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“Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises!”  (Psalm‬ ‭98:4‬) A picture truly is worth a thousand words when it comes to describing incredible design, masterful artistry, or the complexity of learning a new skill.  In fact, teachers understand this idea and incorporate this concept into their curriculums.  They understand the importance of seeing, hearing, and doing as key components in our learning process. It should not be amazing for us to understand God has used his knowledge of how he created us in his methods of teaching us about himself and the world we live in!  Yes, it is a beautiful day in God’s creation!   Let’s always be among those who honor his glory and understand He made us, and the earth that he made also declares his glory along with us. “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above…  (Psalm‬ ‭98:4‬) A picture truly is worth a thousand words when it comes to describing incredible design, masterful artistry, or the complexity of learning a new skill.  In fact, teachers understand this idea and incorporate this concept into their […]
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Grounded in Christ

Grounded in Christ

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“And the Lord God planted a garden in Eden, in the east, and there he put the man whom he had formed. And out of the ground the Lord God made to spring up every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The tree of life was in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.” (‭‭Genesis‬ ‭2:8-9‬ ) I love this time of year when spring is just beginning to burst upon us in the full glory of crocuses, daffodils and hyacinths.  The chirping of birds and chatter of squirrels greets you around every corner, and little green shoots are popping up all over the landscape.   The energy that was dormant in the ground during the apparent quiet of winter is bursting forth with renewed life and vigor all around us.  Spiritually speaking, we also can experience…ed. And out of the ground the Lord God made to spring up every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The tree of life was in the midst of […]
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Request Prayer

Request Prayer

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, there is so much uncertainty in the world. As Christians, we turn to God in times of fear and uncertainty as we do in times of joy and celebration. We pray for God’s heart of love, mercy, and truth to dwell in us and show us how to face the challenges posed by our lives. Your elders want to ensure that they are made aware of your prayer requests so that they may lift those requests up to God on your behalf.  Please submit your requests to us via the following link. Prayer Requestod in times of fear and uncertainty as we do in times of joy and celebration. We pray for God’s heart of love, mercy, and truth to dwell in us and show us how to face the challenges […]
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