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Do not be afraid!

Do not be afraid! Mary, you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a Son, and you will name…

Living My Faith

3 words that will change your Christmas

You need to be wise this Christmas. Because Christmas, perhaps more than any other time of year, is the season that pushes people in…

Living My Faith

All the rage

Have you seen the new, literal rage? Rage rooms are popping up in cities all over North America. There’s even one at the Wells…

Bible 101

Light a candle for joy

We don’t need candles for illumination in our home; so when one is burning, it means “something’s up.” If my wife comes home and…

Depression & Anxiety

Becoming fully alive in the present

Every department store seems to be blasting the Christmas carol “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.” But for many of you, that…

Living My Faith

Chasing Christmas contentment

Contentment at Christmas isn’t on most people’s radar. We buy more, ask for more, demand more. Even when our houses are bursting and we…

Living My Faith

The ABCs of Thanksgiving

It’s easy to thank God for the big things. But can you give thanks in ALL circumstances? Pastor Jon helps us do this with the “ABCs of Thanksgiving.”

Social Issues

Social media, smartphones, and our spiritual health

2007 changed everything. In 2007 Facebook left college campuses and broke out into the rest of the world. In 2007 Twitter became its own…

Living My Faith

Fill your tank

Have you ever bypassed a gas station only to find yourself driving down a highway on fumes? It sure sucks the fun out of…

Bible 101

3 words that will change your Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a spiritually dangerous time of year. Why? Because this is a season when many of us put our joy, happiness, peace, and…

Living My Faith

Church potluck

Aside from the obvious ones like raindrops on roses and warm woolen mittens, I have another favorite thing: a good old-fashioned church potluck. People…

Friends & Family

His eyes are on the workplace

Where does worship happen? Well, in church, of course. In your home, when you sing and pray together. In your quiet place, when you…