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The Interruptions are the Ministry

This is something that I came across today while preparing for this Wednesday night.     The Interruptions Are the Ministry A minister once observed that sometimes “interruptions are the ministry.” In the book, Before Burnout, the authors point out that Mark’s Gospel provides many examples of Jesus handling interruptions well. After he healed a […]

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Friday is for Family

“Daddy, can we please leave. I’m bored.” Doctor’s office visits. If you have children then you will understand what I am talking about today. With children it can seem like our little “walking copays” spend more time at appointments for their well-being than they spend in school. As parents we can arrive at the appointment […]

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Ordinary Christianity

Every other crime touches God’s territory, but unbelief aims a blow at his divinity, impeaches his veracity, denies his goodness, blasphemes his attributes, maligns his character; therefore, God, of all things, hates first and chiefly, unbelief, wherever it is.—Charles Haddon Spurgeon* Yesterday at Sonrise we shared how God is bigger than the ordinary. Nothing may […]

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The Bigger Picture

I’m not really sure where my love for amazing sunrises and colorful clouds originates from but it is there. Part of me wants to believe that it’s something deep inside that reminds me that there’s always a bigger picture. A more grand scheme. They remind me that I am but a small piece of a […]

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Leadership Topic: When they “just don’t get it.”

“Like snow in summer or rain in harvest, so honor is not fitting for a fool.” (PROV. 26:1) If you have ever left a conversation shaking your head and saying to yourself (or openly) “they just don’t get” then this post may or may not be for you. With this said people wired to go […]

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Hutchens Elementary Award Day

We are so proud of our two boys. Though our move has been somewhat difficult on them, they both have done a great job of trying to adjust to an entirely new life. Our little “Alligator Man” or “Smiley Jack” as some call him received two more awards today. Great job Jack of meeting your […]

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Question: Church in the Next Ten Years

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Morning Shot from Psalm 11

1 In the Lord I take refuge; how can you say to my soul, “Flee like a bird to your mountain, 2 for behold, the wicked bend the bow; they have fitted their arrow to the string to shoot in the dark at the upright in heart; 3 if the foundations are destroyed, what can […]

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New Weekly Topic

As I am preparing a post that centers around the polls from last week please allow me to begin a series of new questions for a new week.  There are two questions on this link.   Again, thanks to everyone for their insight.  Please feel free to ask others to contribute as well.    

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