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FREEDOM!!!

I don’t know why, but every July I get this image of Mel Gibson’s blue face crying at the top of his lungs, “FREEDOM!!!”.  His portrayal of William Wallace is one of my favorites. ( My wife refuses to allow me to purchase blue face paint or a kilt.  Which I believe demonstrates good judgement…

Famous Last Words

During the month of June we are going to be undertaking a study of some famous last words uttered by heros of the faith.  We will explore the last words of Moses, Stephen, Paul, and Jesus!  It will be incredibly exciting to discover how these words captured the lives of these heroes and how they…

How Not to Ruin Your Life…

There is a proverb that has given me pause for such a long time.  Everytime I read it or think of it, I am left stinging.  It’s truth is obvious but like so many things in life, it’s lessons are not clear until after the mistake.  Proverbs 19:3 (NLT) People ruin their lives by their…

An Ordinary Life…

Romans 5:10-11 (NLT) For since our friendship with God was restored by the death of his Son while we were still his enemies, we will certainly be saved through the life of his Son. 11 So now we can rejoice in our wonderful new relationship with God because our Lord Jesus Christ has made us…

I think my Smartphone Broke America…

I don’t know how it happened. I mean – I love my smart phone. After all, it is so… smart, and cool, and… well, did I mention smart? I carry it everywhere I go. My entire life is in my phone. Literally, everything. I mean if I were to lose it, it’s possible I might…

WORD for today

I read the most disturbing statistic recently.  It stated that 80% of Church attending believers do not read their Bible on a daily basis.  First, I thanked God for those two out of ten who do, but then I seriously grieved that so many are trying to live out a real faith without the proper…

When Less can be so much MORE!!!

Talk about Starting from ZERO! Luke 2:6-7 (NLT) The time came for her baby to be born. 7 She gave birth to her first child, a son. She wrapped him snugly in strips of cloth and laid him in a manger, because there was no lodging available for them. The King of Kings started His…

How To BELONG!!!

A local church is supposed to be a community.  It sounds great, but there is a catch. Community requires a measure of vulnerability, and becoming vulnerable can get you hurt. Believe me, I know. So what should you do? First, don’t do what you shouldn’t do.   Sounds reasonable, doesn’t it?  My meaning is don’t…

When Your Giving has Rhythm!!

When Your Giving has Rhythm! I am not really a huge fan of musicals, BUT I do love how they are able to take the most mundane of life’s activities into an incredible scene filled with music and dance. I have always wanted to order a cheeseburger and everyone break out into harmonious song, and…

Have an Amazing Memorial Day!

Have an amazing Memorial Day! Memorial Day weekend is the first REAL weekend of the summer for most of the country, maybe the last 3 day weekend of the winter for those of us in Wyoming.  And although it usually rains or presents some other kind of adverse weather (I try not to say the…