Respect in the Midst of Disagreement
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Respect in the Midst of Disagreement

We at RiverStone Church spending some time in Peter’s first letter to the early Church.  The passage I’ve been reading and preparing to teach from this Sunday is quite interesting and deals with topics quite relevant to us.  In 1 Peter 2:11-3:7, Peter gives a lot of instruction about relationships.  Who isn’t interested in making...

Ancient-Future: That’s the Way to Go
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Ancient-Future: That’s the Way to Go

Ancient – Future. Does that sound like an oxymoron? Maybe.  There’s a passage in the Bible where God is calling out to His people, “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest of your souls.” (Jeremiah 6:16 NIV)....

Stop the rush
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Stop the rush

In a conversation I had earlier today we observed how full people’s lives are.  Work, family, household and other responsibilities have people “on the run”.   For those of us with day schedules, we get up, get ready, hurry to work, after hurrying children to school.  Then we work through break times, even lunches, push hard...

A Long Train of Thought
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A Long Train of Thought

Lives on both sides of my family have been influenced a lot by the railroad. Specifically, Santa Fe Railroad. Three uncles worked and retired from Santa Fe. My Mom was a Harvey Girl and the Harvey Houses were strategically located along the line. Rail passenger service is not nearly as popular as it once was.  Better highways,...

Grass On The Path
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Grass On The Path

Do you have grass on your path? Psalms 62:8 “Trust in Him at all times, you people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. Selah” Early African believers were earnest and regular in private devotions. Each one reportedly had a separate spot in the thicket where he would pour out...

“Re-“Time
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“Re-“Time

Yes!  It’s summer!  I’m leaving in a few days to get away.  I’m praying, planning, and hoping that this is a “Re-“ time.  Let me share some words with you that will explain.  Ready? Re-connect, Renew, Recharge, Refresh, Recreate, Reflect, Redirect.  I could go on.  We all need to do and experience these things.  When...

Encouragement From Peter
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Encouragement From Peter

Last Sunday I began a series of messages from Peter’s first letter to the church.  It is a letter of a pastor who cared deeply for the Christians in scattered churches in areas now known as western Turkey.  Roman Emperor, Nero, had begun bringing severe persecution upon Christians using them as a scapegoat for the...

What Do You Worship?
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What Do You Worship?

Since people first scratched out petroglyphs or used charcoal on cave walls, they have attempted to convey some message through their art.  Looking back, we can see great works of art from folk, like Michelangelo’s statue of the ancient Jewish king, David, or the masterpiece of the Sistine Chapel’s ceiling.  Later, in the 1660’s, Rembrandt...

Life Hacks
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Life Hacks

Maybe you’ve seen the Facebook posts where some individual has come up with a new, simple way to complete a task or perform a work-around to some problem, obstacle, or the like.  In recent years, these have become known as “hacks”.  I think it derives from software technology where fixes or a patch to software...

The Real Easter
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The Real Easter

Easter.  Retail stores of many kinds are advertising their select goods that are somehow going to play a part in the holiday.  From “Easter eggs” to bunnies, both live and edible, to ducklings, flowers, and bright-colored clothing – all are marketed to help us step into the new life found in spring.  Yes, Easter is...

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