Monthly Archives: January 2012

Disciples Begin

I’m standing in my waders beside a lovely trout stream rigging up my favorite fly rod. I can see big fish rising in a pool just upstream. My fingers tremble as I try to tie on a matching fly as quickly … Continue reading

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Kingdom Begins

When we talked to my daughter’s fiance’s Canadian family on Christmas day, we asked how they had spent the day. Besides church, presents and the big meal, they said they had watched the Queen’s televised Christmas address. We Americans chuckled at this … Continue reading

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Baptism Begins

Perhaps no act of the Christian faith inolves the whole person more than the sacrament of baptism. In baptism one surrenders oneself to being placed under the physical water while also surrendering to work of God through Christ by the … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

Hi friends, After a break from my weekly blogging of thoughts toward the coming Sunday’s sermon, I’m back in stride for the second Sunday in 2012. We enjoyed wonderful Christmas Eve candlelight services and a very fun brunch/worship time on Christmas … Continue reading

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Ready for Strength

[This post is a bit of a fragment, never quite completed and posted before the sermon it aimed at on December 18. I place it here just to fill out the record of my thoughts prior to preaching this text.] … Continue reading

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