Independence? Or not?

Interdependence, Not Independence   The 4th of July. Independence Day. Hot dogs, political rallies, speeches, and parades. Fireworks and inspiring concerts. We have much to celebrate as a nation on Independence Day. The United States of America won its independence from Great Britain in the Revolutionary War, and
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Summer Reading!

Summer can be an excellent time to catch up on some reading, and I want to encourage you to do some reading this summer, so I have put together a list of a few books that you could crack open while school is out! They are listed in no particular order.   One Way Love: Inexhaustible Grace for an Exhausted World, by
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A Lot of Running Around!

One of the common complaints heard in our society today is that we are all too busy!  Busy moms will say, “I’m always running around, dropping off and picking up the kids!”  Busy dads will say, “I have to rush home from work to get to a school or sports event.”  Even many of our retired friends will talk about how busy
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What is Holy Week?

This Sunday, March 29, begins what is called “Holy Week” in most Western Christian churches. Holy Week calls to mind the events of the life of Jesus in the days leading up to His crucifixion and resurrection. Jesus had arrived in Bethany, a village just outside Jerusalem, the weekend before Passover week, t
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Confess – but maybe not like you think

Each year on Palm Sunday our congregation celebrates the confirmation of some of our young students.  This year confirmation Sunday is March 29, the Sunday before Easter. Why do we do something like confirmation? Sadly, many people consider confirmation an antiquated tradition, something that we do simply because “we’v
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