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Homesickness – Themes From Andrew Peterson’s Music and Stories

Could it be that the many roads You took get to here Were just for me to tell this story And for you to hear this song And your many hopes And your many fears Were meant to bring you here, all along. I had just found a good deal on an album called Counting […]



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Posted on: December 29, 2014 - 3:49PM

Discipleship and the Local Church

All of us when it comes to talking about making disciples, it’s not about individual followers, just on their own, lone rangers making disciples. It’s about being a part of a body and together making disciples. So when it comes to those central practices that are involved in disciple-marking: sharing the gospel, showing the word […]



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Posted on: December 23, 2014 - 10:00PM

Women’s Ornament Swap – Recap

Maybe you have been to 5, 10 or even 20 ornament swaps in your life. Or maybe this was your first time attending. In my limited experience, they have been full of sweet fellowship, laughter and delicious food (of course). This year was no different when it came to those things. There was one thing […]



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Posted on: December 19, 2014 - 8:00AM

Advent 2014 – Matthew 2:13-23 Jesus’ Fulfillment of Prophecy is Reason to Rejoice

In the gospel of Matthew, Jesus is cast as the true and faithful Israel. Matthew is retelling Israel’s well known story, but he’s putting Jesus right in the middle as the main character in the story. Jesus is the new Israel. Chapter one starts with the genealogy of Jesus. Matthew understood Jesus to be a […]



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Posted on: December 18, 2014 - 10:00PM

A Year of Faithfulness

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord… – Jeremiah 29:11 As I posture my heart to reflect upon the past year, I am reminded that the Lord knows the plans He has for me. His sovereign eyes saw my unformed substance—even before I was conceived. His sovereign hands wrote, every […]



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Posted on: December 15, 2014 - 3:55PM

Advent 2014 – Matthew 2:1-12 – The Coming of the Magi

What should you and I do better in this life than seek after Christ! The wise men thought all other pursuits of small account compared with this. “Who is going to attend to that observatory and watch the rest of the stars?” They shake their heads, and say they do not know: these things must […]



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Posted on: December 11, 2014 - 10:00PM

Advent 2014 – Matthew 1:18-25 – The Wonder of the Nativity

Do you remember God’s promise to send a Rescuer? His promise to send Jesus? Well, He kept His promise! Jesus came, just like God said He would. After thousands of years of waiting, on an ordinary night, Jesus came. God gave His people hints and clues about how Jesus would come. He told them that […]



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Posted on: December 4, 2014 - 10:00PM

Hope in Something Greater

Nothing has taught me more about the futility of life than mothering young children. There are definite moments of great joy, and the all over calm and love that comes with nurturing little lives. Yet there are also definite moments of … to put it spiritually, feeling quite Ecclesiastes-ish. Knocking knuckles with ol’ King Solomon. […]



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