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Advent Week 2 – Longing

Advent is the first season of the new year for those of us who are followers of Jesus the Christ.  It marks the beginning of another opportunity to allow even the way we order our lives and our time to be oriented around the life of the Godhead.  In the patterns of these seasons we […]

Follow Me

Where are we going? Jesus first words, and some of his last words to his disciples, were a very simple command – “Follow me.” Living into that call in their lives took them into all kinds of situations, but Jesus was always with them. He offers us the same call – “Follow me,” and no […]

Listen & Reach

  Elijah feels alone, depressed and in despair, but God comes to him in a whisper. Peter feels scared, panicked, and drowning, but Jesus reaches to him with his hand. Are you listening for the Whisper of God and reaching for the Hand of Jesus?   1 Kings 19:1-18 When Ahab got home, he told […]

On the Road to Emmaus

On the Road to Emmaus Two travelers who were in Jerusalem and watched Jesus be crucified have now heard a wild report from some women that He is alive.  Confused and clouded they don’t know what to make of all of it, so they start walking home. Luke 24:13-35 13 Now that same day two of them […]