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Mark’s Musings – Finding Inspiration

Mark’s Musings – Finding Inspiration

Over our Christmas celebration I found myself inspired by our daughter. For years she has collected old coins and currency. I like to think I influenced her a little bit. My collection started when I was a kid. The main difference, however, is she has organized her collection. She can pull out a binder and show most of her collection. My style has been more of putting my coins in jars and boxes.

Mark’s Musings – Change

Mark’s Musings – Change

On New Year’s Eve I took some time to reflect on my past, and to think about the new year we have just entered. The most prominent word surfacing in my pondering was “change”. Change seems to be feared by many, while being an unavoidable constant in life. I tend to break change down to two categories. Change that is thrust upon us, and change we initiate. Which kind of change bothers us the most?

Mark’s Musings – January 22, 2019

Mark’s Musings – January 22, 2019

It seems to me that God has a way of preparing us for our future. Often, in ways that are hardly noticed when they are happening. When I was pondering this article, I opened a fortune cookie. It said: “Luck happens when preparation meets opportunity”. How frequently do we attribute something to luck, when it really comes from God both preparing us, and giving us opportunities?

Making Church a Home

Making Church a Home

I felt a bit wary as we entered the parking lot of the church. My wife and I were visiting our daughter in Maryland, and we wanted to go to a Christmas Eve service. The church that we chose in 2017 was not the best experience, so this year we tried a different...

Giving the Gift of Love

Giving the Gift of Love

How many people in our society are aching to know that God loves them? As Mary laid Jesus into the manger, she knew the gift that God had sent into the world. Who would have guessed that the hope of the world would come in the form of a little baby? While the world focused on building better weapons and stronger armies, Jesus grew up sharing the absolute power of God’s love. This is a gift that can be shared even if a person doesn’t have any money.

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