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From Karl Travis | March 28, 2018

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You know about the Christmas rush, but it doesn’t compare to the Easter rush. At Christmas, we hurry to get it all done. At Easter, we dash right past the cross. It’s natural to hit the high points of Palm Sunday and Easter with little attention to the week between them. Life is...

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From Josh Stewart | March 7, 2018

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Dear friends, Listening is hard work.  In this day and age, more and more voices are demanding our attention, making it challenging to prioritize who to listen to and how to make time for it.  I suppose one of the reasons I am drawn to the season of Lent is because it ushers me into a...

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From Karl Travis | February 28, 2018

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Dear Friends, Not a Sunday passes without someone mentioning to me at the Narthex door that they’ve had a difficult time hearing amplified voices at the 11 am service. Our Sanctuary does indeed provide challenges when listening for the spoken word! Some months ago the Session appointed a...

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From Karl Travis | February 14, 2018

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Dear Friends, I’m curious about soulmates. The term has tremendous cachet in pop culture. The internet can help when searching for a soulmate. A Google query delivers counsel on how to tell if another person is your actual soulmate (are there soulmate impostors?), which makes me wonder...

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From Josh Stewart | February 7, 2018

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Dear friends, Someone once said that the greatest spiritual enemy of our time is “hurry.” We talk ourselves into believing that by hurrying, we will somehow buy ourselves more time. However, all hurrying really tends to do is provide countless more opportunities and temptations to...

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From Karl Travis | January 17, 2018

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Dear Friends, As we go to press – which these days means as we prepare to hit the send button – 79 men have registered for this weekend’s Men’s Retreat. I’m delighted with the response. More important, I’m delighted about the friendships that will be forged...

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From Josh Stewart | January 10, 2018

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Dear friends,  Usually when we go on our Youth Ski Trip, we assume our adventure will take us to colder and icier conditions. This year, however, we discovered otherwise. Most of the time we spent in Colorado was a few degrees warmer than in Texas. While we were hearing of ice storms back...

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From Robyn Michalove | January 3, 2018

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Dear Friends, Happy New Year! And, soon, Happy Epiphany! Epiphany concludes the twelve days of Christmas and recalls the visit of the Magi to Jesus, when the light guided them to God’s incarnation.   As we approach Epiphany at the beginning of this new year, we – as a...

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From Michael Waschevski | December 27, 2017

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Dear Friends, While the culture is already putting Christmas decorations into storage, the church is still celebrating! Christmas is a season. Twelve days as the famous song reminds us. Twelve days to celebrate Emmanuel - God with us. Twelve days to celebrate the mystery and wonder of the...

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From Josh Stewart | December 13, 2017

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Dear friends,  It’s that time of year again when we are supposed to slow down and ponder the Reason for the Season. The other night during Youth Group, I spoke with our students about how busy we tend to get during the Advent and Christmas seasons. For Youth Group, this busyness...

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