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Whom Might You Bring?

There is enough introvert in me that I generally genuinely enjoy time alone. While others might consider running alone an exercise in isolation and drudgery, I appreciate the time and space that solo runs, hikes and drives allow for prayer, contemplation and rejuvenation. That said, there is something wonderfully special about sharing those adventures with […]

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Forward by Faith

I find that about 90% of the time that I’m shaving in the morning, there’s a song running through my head, a song that just pops up on my brain’s playlist. Sometimes it’s a folk tune, sometimes a hymn, sometimes an obscure ‘80’s rock song. Recently, the tune of the day was “Forward by Faith,” […]

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How’s Our Connection?

Recently, I was struggling with a portable lamp that seemed to be on the blink. At first I thought the bulb was blown, but when I monkeyed around with the cord a bit, I was able to get an occasional flash of light out of it and concluded it was a bad connection. I was […]

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Redeemer Ministry Teams and You!

An Important Message from the Leadership Team to the Redeemer Congregation (as published in the June 2017 church newsletter) What has God equipped you to do and where is he leading you to serve? That question sums up the concluding item that was explored at the April 23 congregational Annual Meeting – Ministry Teams at […]

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Telling and Hearing Our Stories

Biographies can be among the bestselling books, because there is something captivating about really getting to know someone’s story. Here at Redeemer, there are as many stories as there are people who call this church home. I recently had the opportunity to hear one man’s story, and it greatly inspired me in my faith and […]

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Abiding…. Still

The month of April will see us moving from the quiet and introspection of Lent, through the dark sadness and gloom of Good Friday, and into the joy and celebration of Easter Sunday. It’s a journey we’ve taken before, but which holds, as always, the possibility of our receiving something “new” from the Lord if […]

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The Journey Into Lent

The month of March dawns with an invitation for us to once again take the Lenten journey: forty days of prayer, reflection, worship and service leading up to the darkness of Good Friday and the incredible joy of Easter. We’ll begin our journey together with an Ash Wednesday service at 6:30 pm on March 1. […]

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Do We Know What We Want?

There’s a certain account in the Gospels that always stirs up in me the same reaction: a mixture of thoughtfulness and laughter. The passage in question is Matthew 20:29-34 (and its analogs in other Gospels). In Matthew’s version, Jesus is about to enter Jerusalem on what we’ve come to call Palm Sunday, when he is […]

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Kingdom People

The new year is upon us! When I was a kid, I think I had the idea that by 2017, I might be living on a space station (or at least that a lot of people would be). But most of us find ourselves turning our calendars over while still very much earthbound. This new […]

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