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Images of Beauty

Psalm 65 On our way out to Virginia Beach this summer, we drove up into the Blue Ridge Mountains. It was a good stopping point half-way from Kentucky, and, well, it was in the mountains. We stayed at a hotel in Roanoke, and I woke up early and drove a mile or two down to […]

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Family Photos

2 Timothy 1.1-14 One of my photo assignments this summer was to dig through old photographs. The point is that when we look at old photos, we begin to see connect to our history and connect it to what is meaningful to us today. Jan Phillips, author of the book God is at Eye Level, […]

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Selfies and Solitude

Genesis 32.22-31 How many of you have taken a selfie today? How many of you have taken a selfie within the last week? Within the last month? How many of you think you know what a selfie is, but wouldn’t bet your life on it, and don’t think you’ve ever taken one before? For those […]

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The Gift of Imperfection

1 Corinthians 1.18-25 One day this summer, I got up early one morning to run on a nearby trail—the McKenzie River Trail. It is more famous as a mountain biking trail, enough that at least one national magazine proclaimed it as the “nation’s best.” On the first part of the trail, it continued to follow […]

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Looking and Seeing

Jeremiah 18.1-11 Have you ever looked at something, but not taken the time to really see it?   Case in point. I drive by Sixth and Iowa all the time, but there was this moment this summer where I saw something for both the first time and the millionth time. You may know that there […]

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Summer Camp

Hebrews 13.1-8, 15-16 It feels so good to be back with you all, and back in the pulpit! I do indeed have so many stories to tell, but my plan is not to tell too many of them today. After all, I have some time next week at the presentation, and then I hope to […]

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The Eyes of the Heart

I Kings 19.11-13 How many of you all know the book, used the book, or know someone who has used the book, What to Expect When You’re Expecting?  Written by Heidi Murkoff and Sharon Mazel, it has sold millions of copies, and has spawned thirteen follow-up titles: What to Expect the First Year, the Toddler […]

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Blinded by the Light: Ananias

 Acts 9.10-19a “People like that shouldn’t even be called Christian.” Ever thought these words to yourself? Ever said them out loud? I won’t ask you to raise your hand, nor will I ask you to say out loud WHO it is that you said it about. But if you have had that thought or […]

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Blinded by the Light: Saul

 Acts 9.1-9 How many of you all have ever seen a blind cave fish? Their name explains most of what you need to know about them. They are fish that live in caves, and are—you guessed it—blind. In fact, they don’t even have eyes. Scientists believe that over time, living in streams and underground […]

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Resurrection Song

 Luke 24.1-12 Joanna cried quietly while she walked to the tomb. She and her companions did not need to speak. They knew each other’s grief and pain. There was nothing left to be said. On Friday they had stayed until the bitter end. Watched him breathe his last. Watched the soldiers take him down. […]

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