Category Archives: Church

Stretching hearts, shoveling snow and deepening values

  Life is busy. We have appointments, responsibilities, practices, projects, piano lessons and nap times.  So do I.  Especially the nap times. But today is the first day of Missions Week. And in the midst of the busyness of your … Continue reading

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Others Over Self

      Christ calls us to a cross not a couch. Yet often we want Christ to do for us, believing that Jesus came to make us comfortable. Yet God did not send his one and only Son to … Continue reading

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Korean New Years, Cultures Collide and the Church

In Korean culture, New Year’s is a big deal. On New Year’s Day, families gather to eat dduk-gook (rice cake soup) and play games of yutt-nori together. But the climax of the gathering is when the children sebae (bow) to their parents and grandparents, bowing very … Continue reading

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Our Gift this Advent

During Advent we celebrate the gift of God’s Son to the world by giving gifts. As a church we will give the gift of a sent one into the world to shine the Light of the World in Indonesia. This … Continue reading

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A View from My Seat

I have a great seat to see what God is doing through the church. Today I want to celebrate a few of the stories that I’m hearing. In our youth ministry, a non-Christian student struggled to feel loved.  At our … Continue reading

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Gifts from Heaven and Starbucks

Recently, a dear man of God dropped by out of the blue and dropped off a gift from heaven and a gift from Starbucks. From Starbucks came two cookies that could be savored with a cup of strong black coffee. … Continue reading

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From Doing Ministry to Developing Ministers

Pastors who do their job poorly focus attention on themselves; pastors who do their job properly equip the saints from the work of ministry (Eph 4:12). Recently our pastoral staff has been discussing how we can shift our focus from … Continue reading

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