Category: Advent 2018

From Dreading To Becoming

Christmas Day 2018 by Rev. Mike Dixon “And we all… beholding… the Lord, are being changed into his likeness….” ~ 2 Corinthians 3:18 Sometimes I love it – when I initiate it; usually I dread it – when Peg or others promote it. Change is hard for some of us, because we like the familiar …

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The Struggle Is Real

Monday, December 24, 2018 by John Snidle “We boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.” ~ Romans 5:3-5 (NRSV) “The …

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First Christian Church Congregational Change

Sunday, December 23, 2018 Anonymous Each of us is about to find out “How We Move Forward in the Midst of Change” as we go from being comfortable with current worship services, Sunday School classes, Bible Study, Men and Women groups, Community Service projects and on and on that we’ve done under the strong leadership …

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The Church Pew

Saturday, December 22, 2018 by Cody Vaughn My wife has a refrigerator magnet that says, “I WELCOME CHANGE… as long as nothing is altered or different.” Little did I know when I married her, she got that from her Grandpa, Paul Colter. I love having conversations with Paul; he has a story for everything and …

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The Mission Is the Same

Friday, December 21, 2018 by Rick Kennedy During my 25 year career at the Sheriff’s Department, I had the opportunity to work for 6 different men that held the title of Sheriff; some of them better than others, each one had their good and bad points. They each had their own ideas on how things …

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Fresh Batteries

Thursday, December 20, 2018 by Doug Smittkamp Over the years our family has acquired a large and continually growing collection of talking and singing stuffed Christmas toys. It started out with a Santa saying, “Ho, Ho, Ho, Merry Christmas”, followed by a chorus of, “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”. Soon after, a singing reindeer, …

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Moving Forward

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 by Susan King Something I have always believed is that, if we don’t move forward, we become stagnant. There have been quite a few changes for me since January of this year. The doctors found blood clots in both lungs which led to the discovering that I had a rare lung …

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You Lead, I’ll Follow

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 by Janean Gilliland We all go through changes every day. Some we hardly notice and some we notice and are affected by very much. Sometimes the change is doing something familiar in a different way; like a new job, making a new friend, or learning to like a different kind of …

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Staying Rock Solid

Monday, December 17, 2018 by Betty Burgess-Swanson “The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.” – Psalm 18:2 As I think about change, I think about my life and all the changes that …

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Have Faith

Sunday, December 16, 2018 by Mary Griffin We have to have faith, because things change, sometimes right before our eyes, sometimes in ways we don’t want to see or believe, and sometimes in a blink of an eye. Everything can be fine and then you fall and break a bone! Then you may be laid …

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