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Posts from February 2022

Friday Prayer

I have found myself praying through the days more than normal. It’s hard. It’s heavy. And so we turn to the poets. This from poet Tanner Olson. Just for a moment put your phone down.Breathe in deep and exhale.Let us pray for the people of Ukraine.Lord,Bring hope and protection to our neighbors in Ukraine.May their…

Prayer

A Prayer for the Crisis in Ukraine by Pete Greig Father God, King of all nations, we cry out to you now for the people of Ukraine. We ask you to rescue those who are vulnerable from the hands of their enemies that they may live without fear before you all their days [Luke 1:74-75].…

If you are…

Dear Tempted, Prayers –let us pray for peace between Ukraine, Russia and the world. Come Lord Jesus, come. Jesus is baptized in the third chapter of Luke. After being baptized, Jesus is taken out into the desert (Luke chapter four) and tempted to give allegiance to the Devil. An amazing sequence of events transpires… Jesus…

Sending

During Sunday’s sermon Pastor Dave spoke about the the idea of “a sending, not an ending.” For some reason I’m envisioning all of us lined up waiting our turn to be shot out of a cannon into the future unknown. That sounds kind of scary to me, so I’d rather go with the picture of…

Now

Maybe you’re trying to be here now, too. Not focused on the past or looking to the future. But here, now. It’s hard, especially when then looks better than now. Jesus said, “Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you will be filled.” Luke 6:21 A poetic prayer by Robert J. Hope Love, let…

Know the Whole Story

Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “if you continue in my word, you really are my disciples.  You will know the truth and the truth will set you free.”  John 8:31-32 How many times have we not gotten the whole story?  Perhaps it was because we weren’t listening, we didn’t put the effort in to continuing, we…

Time Sandwich

Dear Time Travelers, Back in 1976 in Advanced Composition English class, Mr. Marvin Bell took a few moments to put his lecture aside. He went into a teaching on time dimension.  Questions were raised of what if past, present and future does not exist as we think it does? What if there is layering of…

God Moments

This was my third trip to Booneville, which is interesting to me because the first time I was invited I said “I don’t feel that I’m being called to go.” So I didn’t go. But the next trip came around and I felt called. There is an energy there when we get to gather. The…

Sunday to Monday | Strength

It was a super Sunday with our dear friend Rev. Dr. Larron Jackson. He reminded us that we have strength when we live in Christ. A powerful and needed message. Watch here if you missed it and see photos here. Check out this slide show of photos from trips to Booneville, MS over the years.…

Love

Show love in everything you do. 1 Cor 16:14 CEV It’s Valentine’s Day weekend. No matter what you think about the holiday, or what feelings it invokes, can we really go wrong with a “holiday” focused on love? Too often we let it mean romantic love, but that misses the point. The card, flower and…