Posts Tagged with "Reflections"

Walk With Me

Thursday, October 13, 2011

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Hey There! Here is this week’s Living Water! It is the introduction to my new book, With You Every Step of the Way, now available on Amazon, http://www.amazon.com/You-Every-Step-Way/dp/1617778389/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1316536283&sr=1-1 and as eBook, http://www.tatepublishing.com/bookstore/book.php?w=978-1-61777-838-4 It’s one of my favorite parts of the book because it captures what I believe about being a pastor and what I have […]

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“Of” or “In”?

Thursday, September 29, 2011

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I’m all about conversations. Anywhere, anytime. And in most of my conversations over the last nine years of ministry, probably before that too, most of the questions have revolved around three ideas: does God love really love me; how do I get into/stay in God’s graces; do I have a purpose in this world?   […]

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:) or +…It’s Our Choice

Friday, April 1, 2011

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When you walk into a church or even when you just think about walking into a church, what do you expect to see up front at the altar or pulpit? The cross, right? Well, can you imagine if you walked into a church and there was one of those big, yellow smiley faces in the […]

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Life and Death

Thursday, June 18, 2009

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John 5:24 Life and Death            “It’s urgent that you listen carefully to this: Anyone here who believes what I am saying right now and aligns himself with the Father…has at this very moment the real, lasting life and is no longer condemned to be an outsider. This person has taken a giant step from […]

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Give it a Rest

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

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Genesis 2:1-3 Give It a Rest (Remix of Sunday’s (8/24) message – audio download – http://www.firstgrandville.org/content.cfm?id=213&category_id=4   “Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all their multitude. And on the seventh day God finished the work he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all the work he had done. […]

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By Heart

Saturday, August 9, 2008

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“Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my thoughts. See if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” Psalm 139:23-24     Whenever I read or think about this verse, I imagine it being whispered. The best prayers are whispered. I know I […]

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Wide Awake

Monday, July 21, 2008

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Psalm 121 Wide Awake (Remix of Sunday’s sermon – audio download – http://www.firstgrandville.org/content.cfm?id=213&category_id=4 )     What is keeping you awake at night?   Many things. Finances. Guilt. Keeping a job. Finding a job. The marriage or relationship. The diagnosis. Caring for adult parents. An addiction. Trying to raise kids. The past. It could be […]

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A Life Restored

Monday, July 7, 2008

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Psalm 23 A Life Restored (Remix of Sunday’s sermon – audio download – http://www.firstgrandville.org/content.cfm?id=213&category_id=4 )     To have it all on the outside – money, success, lots of stuff – but falling apart on the inside?   Sin, grief, anger – these things have a corrosive effect on our souls. But also, the stress, […]

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The Ask

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

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“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you…how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!” Matthew 7:7,11     Eight years ago today, it was sunny, warm and breezy. My father, brother, […]

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Sharing

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

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“Share each other’s troubles and problems, and in this way obey (fulfill) the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2 (NLT)       I was at my brother’s house in New Jersey last weekend and he had gotten this box of old family pictures out. So I started going through the packages of photos. There were […]

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