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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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From Robyn Michalove | December 6, 2017

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Dear Friends, In this first week of Advent, I pray that you are able to find some time this season to prepare for Christ’s coming in meaningful ways. Advent and Christmas remind us that God makes a home within us, and we also remember that God makes a home in the world. So, to grow in...

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From Josh Stewart | November 15, 2017

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Dear friends, A couple weeks ago, I asked a big question in Youth Group. We were studying Martin Luther and thinking together about grace and works (Ephesians 2.8-10 to be exact). The questions was this: if we are saved by God’s grace through faith, what difference do our good works...

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From Robyn Michalove | November 8, 2017

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Dear Friends, While many of us were in the 11 a.m. worship service a few days ago, rested with an extra hour of sleep, 270 miles south of us, 26 people tragically lost their lives and 20 were wounded in a mass shooting at First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas. The victims include...

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