January 28, 2024

  • January 25, 2024
  • BY Jon Huff
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Have you ever tried to fix something with the wrong tools?   A month ago, our home espresso maker, which we’ve had since our seminary days, developed a problem. A nut securing one of the valves had vibrated loose. It seemed like a simple problem to fix. Just get a wrench and tighten the nut. … [Read More…] January 28, 2024

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January 21, 2024

  • January 18, 2024
  • BY Jon Huff
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This Sunday we’re looking at the message John the Baptist proclaimed as the forerunner of the Messiah. And it’s all about repentance.   Repentance is hard for us. We don’t like facing our shortcomings and failures. We don’t like the waves of shame and guilt that arise. We don’t enjoy the pain of contrition. Repentance … [Read More…] January 21, 2024

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January 14, 2024

  • January 11, 2024
  • BY Jon Huff
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I got my hopes up this week. The weather forecasters were calling for serious snowfall on Monday and Tuesday, and our family was getting excited. Last year there was so little snow, we missed out on sledding and some of our other favorite winter activities. So to say the least, we were delighted at the … [Read More…] January 14, 2024

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January 7, 2024

  • January 4, 2024
  • BY Jon Huff
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This Sunday we begin the second part of our study through the Gospel of Luke, which we’ve subtitled, “Hope Breaks Through.” Hope is powerful. When you know the sun will rise, you can get through the night. We can endure the darkness, knowing the dawn is about to break through.   The light of redemption … [Read More…] January 7, 2024

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December 31, 2023

  • December 29, 2023
  • BY Eric Morse
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Happy New Year!   I can’t believe 2024 is already just around the corner. How time flies!   So many of us will be making New Year’s resolutions in the coming hours. This is the year when we’ll lose those extra pounds, kick that stubborn habit, and finally gain forward momentum! We always seem to … [Read More…] December 31, 2023

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December 24, 2023

  • December 20, 2023
  • BY Eric Morse
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Merry Christmas from our family to yours! It seems like Christmas rushed upon us this year. We’ve been running hard to finish up with school, get all our presents wrapped and under the tree, attend all those festive gatherings with friends, and sneak in some family holiday traditions whenever we can. And now it’s here. … [Read More…] December 24, 2023

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December 17, 2023

  • December 14, 2023
  • BY Eric Morse
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One of the things Dr. Luke emphasizes in the Gospel he’s writing is just how much Jesus loves the poor, the outcasts, and those on the fringes of society. The Gospel is good news for the poor, because you don’t need any social status to receive grace. Grace is the great equalizer. Only those who … [Read More…] December 17, 2023

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December 10, 2023

  • December 8, 2023
  • BY Eric Morse
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Advent is the celebration of the Incarnation. God descends to Earth as a human being in order to die, only to rise again and ascend in immortal glory. The Incarnation is the blazing center of human history. It is the hinge upon which everything turns. It is the first thaw after a long frozen winter, … [Read More…] December 10, 2023

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December 3, 2023

  • December 1, 2023
  • BY Eric Morse
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This Sunday is the official beginning of Advent. Advent means “arriving,” and is the celebration of the coming of Jesus. During the four weeks of Advent, we will be lighting candles on the Advent wreath, which is full of traditional symbolism. In case you’re less familiar with these traditions, here’s a brief overview.   The … [Read More…] December 3, 2023

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November 26, 2023

  • November 21, 2023
  • BY Eric Morse
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On this Thanksgiving weekend, I’ve been reflecting on some of C.S. Lewis’ meditations in his Letters to Malcolm: Chiefly on Prayer. He writes of how life’s little pleasures should spark gratitude in us which leads eventually to adoration. Here are some excerpts:   “[We] shall not be able to adore God on the highest occasions … [Read More…] November 26, 2023

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