Monthly Archives: February 2017

Stages in the Journey towards Hamilton and Grafted Tomatoes

  As a church, we want to be more Hamilton than King and I, more a grafted tomato plant than a bouquet of flowers. If you don’t know what I mean, then read here, where I begin to paint a … Continue reading

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Passionate Preparations (Luke 22:1-23)

Obligations. This is not an exciting word. We often see obligations as a burden to be shed for exciting opportunities of self-fulfillment. In Luke 22:1–23, though, “opportunity” is negative and obligations are positive!  Judas Iscariot and the religious leaders see … Continue reading

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Flower Bouquets, Grafting Tomatoes and Hamilton: Journeys in Multi-ethnicity

Encouraged. Inspired by a recent elders’ meeting, this word sums up my feelings recently. I’m encouraged to see how each of my daughters are uniquely blossoming. I’m encouraged to see the momentum, energy, conscientious service and hunger for God in our … Continue reading

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Responding to the End (Luke 21:29–36)

Obsolete. When my old iPhone 4 would not accept the new software update, it became obsolete. Slowly, imperceptibly, moment by moment, the hardware of the old iPhone could not keep up with the new software. While obsolescence is inconvenient for … Continue reading

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Growing in our Weaknesses

We grow when we identify and work on our weaknesses. Last week we reflected on our strengths as a church. Today I want to identify areas of weakness. At our Town Hall at 12:45 p.m. this coming Sunday, we will … Continue reading

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Looking to the End (Luke 21:20–28)

What do you do when the world doesn’t work the way that you expect? Governments disappoint, leaders fail, the poor are oppressed, and the refugee is neglected. Immature passion tackles every challenge with equal gusto and leads to burn out. … Continue reading

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Looking Back: Strengths at Wellspring

Even for Jesus, ministry flowed from intimacy with the Father (John 5:19-20). Similarly, may our ministry flow from our intimacy with the Father. Over the past month, our Governing Board and pastoral staff have been discussing and discerning what God … Continue reading

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