Music

I Will Trust Him

The Psalms express the full range of human emotion. They are raw and real. David, the writer of most (but not all) of the Psalms, was a shepherd, soldier, King, husband, father, brother, and son. Like all of us, he experienced the highest highs and the lowest lows. He was imperfect. But regardless of circumstances,…

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Reach Beyond Yourself

My husband and I recently watched the replay of the 2018 Rose Bowl football game between the Georgia Bulldogs and the Oklahoma Sooners. The winner went on to the National Championship game. Of course, the results of the Championship are history, but there was something that happened in the Rose Bowl game that just caught…

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Voice of Truth Summer Choir Tour

Go tell his disciples and Peter. Mark 16:7. Go tell his disciples, and Peter! Jesus calls Peter by name even though Peter had denied Him three times. That is the purest example of God’s grace. Go tell his disciples, and Peyton. Go tell his disciples, and Charlie. Go tell his disciples, and Emma. Jesus calls…

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From Worrier to Warrior

Is your name Worrier? For many people, worry isn’t just something they do–it’s who they are. Worry has become a part of their personality. It is knit into their very being. There are a million reasons to worry. Sometimes it feels like the world is out of control. We can worry about violence and war.…

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Order My Steps

Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me. –Psalm 119:133 We’re in the middle of a new sermon series called “My Self,” where we are being challenged to remove our masks and look at the sins (anger, lust, vanity, lying, worry, judging) that keep us from being our…

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Celebrating Grace Bunke

In 2017, sweet sisters Grace and Caroline Bunke, along with their dad, Brian, joined us to help build our Easter cross. Our plan was for Grace and Caroline to learn the building technique so that they could lead a team of youngsters in 2018 to build a flower cross in the children’s garden. They were…

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I Could Use an Easter Right About Now

I could use an Easter right about now. I bet I’m not the only one. Our recent weeks have been filled with darkness—deaths of good friends and family members, painful illnesses robbing people of vitality, anxiety about world events, violence in our schools, personal betrayals, and private disappointments—it feels like darkness is rising up on…

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Numbered Days

This is a week of loss. Someone we loved and someone who touched our lives in great and powerful ways is gone. The sudden void is bewildering. Robert McMichael was huge. When I say that, you might first think of his stature; and indeed, he was tall and broad and had a wingspan that could…

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