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Loving Learning

I must confess that I thought it fairly lame or at least had a lot of trouble understanding why adults would readily admit to "loving learning" when I was younger - especially when I was a teenager.  It's not that I didn't like learning as a kid, but there was so much of it going on [...]

2015-09-14T18:09:41-05:00September 14th, 2015|Categories: From the Pastor, Pastor's Blog|Comments Off on Loving Learning

To small group or not to small group …

Hopefully you saw the newsletter article about the Outreach and Adult Ministries commissions' goal of having 70% of our congregation participate in a small group for a six-week study of Becoming a Contagious Christian in October through November, BUT if not ... it's below :-). Small groups have been a buzzword in Christianity for decades [...]

2018-03-07T23:54:51-05:00August 10th, 2015|Categories: From the Pastor, Pastor's Blog|Comments Off on To small group or not to small group …

Uncomfortable

So I was sitting in my living room the other night watching a Dateline special (go ahead and make fun of me ... I am strangely addicted to Dateline) on the Nepal earthquake and the avalanche and effect it had on those who were climbing Mount Everest that day and those who remained behind at [...]

2018-03-07T23:54:51-05:00June 29th, 2015|Categories: From the Pastor, Pastor's Blog|Comments Off on Uncomfortable

A Prayer for a Family Grieving the Death of a Child

The reality of church life is that we rejoice together and we mourn together.  I share this prayer with all of you this morning, knowing that God hears us and our prayers and that it is natural, normal, and necessary to question, praise, and thank God in the midst of sadness and loss. A Prayer [...]

2015-05-18T16:00:24-05:00May 18th, 2015|Categories: From the Pastor, Pastor's Blog|Comments Off on A Prayer for a Family Grieving the Death of a Child

Praying with Our Eyes Open

We were running late!  We, my church youth group with my mom driving the van, were on our way downtown to serve a meal at the Milwaukee Rescue Mission but (as usual) my mom had run into some pesky one-way streets in downtown Milwaukee and we were going to have to jump out and get right [...]

2018-03-07T23:54:55-05:00April 7th, 2015|Categories: From the Pastor, Pastor's Blog|Comments Off on Praying with Our Eyes Open