Monthly Archives: January 2010

“Get away with me and you’ll recover your life.”

(from Matt. 11:28) That’s exactly what the Elders of our church are doing today! It’s the "Elders’ Day Apart" (unfortunately, some of them would rather be "apart" from the meeting, and be at home. :P) "Get away with me" makes … Continue reading

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Rest, My Love!

I keep having to remind The Mom to look away from her computer, spend some time just watching the sun rise, for example. Right now it’s happening out there:  slowly getting brighter, the promise of sunshine on a sprinkling of … Continue reading

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Burned out on religion?

That verse from yesterday is triggering a lot of other thoughts, but the main reason we’re mentioning it again is because we forgot to use a better icon. :) Haha–this one we’d forgotten about, but really fits in with what … Continue reading

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Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion?

Speaking of songs that help you through stressful times, yesterday’s post reminds us of one that meant a lot to our Student–way back when he was in high school. A friend introduced him to the Newsboys (and many more Christian … Continue reading

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for friends who are suffering…

The Mom has had cause to remember something she always used to say: "I became a Christian just in time for the hardest period in my life!" Teen years, the pressures of high school, etc.  What could be harder? Of … Continue reading

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be someone else’s ordinary

Greg preached yesterday, with some pretty good thoughts on the "ordinary" part of our church’s mission statement: "We exist to invite ordinary people to encounter Christ and thoughtfully follow Him." Of course, "ordinary" is totally dependent on an individual’s point … Continue reading

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wow!

Picture of the week: Just to show you what twins look like when they’re 6.5 months along! Can you imagine all the weight-lifting she has yet to do?! :-) The Mom was chuckling about knowing which one was which, even … Continue reading

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keep standing!

Well, it WAS a long day, but went fairly well. You could say problems came up, but, to think that those problems that seemed “insurmountable” actually did get solved! And it is now obvious how amazing that Special Diet is, … Continue reading

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Hope for tomorrow (“cross your fingers”?)

Wouldn’t you know it, we said he was only seeing that doctor for paper-work reasons, but turns out maybe that blood work will show something more… In fact, today will be an intensive-be-careful-day (eat only Special Diet food), because tomorrow’s … Continue reading

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soft and sweet

Hey, the sun’s supposed to come out tomorrow! That’s better than the forecast was originally, showing a whole week of cloud. Funny how just a couple days of cloud makes you think you haven’t seen the sun in a dog’s … Continue reading

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