Adventures In Moving
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Adventures In Moving

How timely that our RiverStone Essential 100 readings this week are centered around Moses and the Exodus.  Beckie and I can relate!  We have been on an exodus from one house to another. How often we’ve heard ourselves and others say, I can’t believe how much stuff I have!  Beckie and I have been married...

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)....

Joy and The New Year
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Joy and The New Year

Coming into the New Year, we focus on change quite a bit. All the changes that happened in 2018, and the changes you hope to make in 2019. Our resolutions vary from eating healthier, stop smoking, being nicer, getting a promotion, quitting the job you hate, reading your bible more, or putting real effort into...

Prince of Peace
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Prince of Peace

‘It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!’  We all have heard that many times and many of us have reason to believe it is so. We look forward to our kids coming home or seeing the grandkids or going to grandma’s house. We bake cookies and put up our tree and sing carols. We...

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...

Parking Lot Promises
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Parking Lot Promises

Having finished placing all the printed and electronic communications for worship, I left the church lobby, heading outside through the main glass doors toward my car. It wasn’t that far at all since I parked it right in front; I had plopped all the goodies in it and drove it the 100 or so feet...

Be Thankful
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Be Thankful

Being thankful isn’t just for the Thanksgiving holiday. Scripture tells us to be “thankful in everything, in all circumstances” (I Thessalonians 5:18). A little song we sang back in the 70’s that Evie Tornquist made popular was “Be Thankful For the Good Things That You’ve Got”. “Oh be thankful for the good things that you’ve got Oh...

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,...

Leave No Room
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Leave No Room

TITLE: Leave No Room by Chris Parker SCENE: A crisp, clear, fall evening in the southwestern town of Farmington, NM. (Pan down and left from a starlit sky over the city’s mall to the Burger King across the street. A dark four-door vehicle pulls away from the drive through window, stopping at the street’s intersection.)...

Thankful Season
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Thankful Season

How do we say, “thank you”? It’s November now and soon our Facebook feeds will be filled with ye ol’ Thankful Challenge. A challenge where every day this month, we are supposed to tell the world what we are thankful for. Some can be a bit superficial like, “I am thankful for this pumpkin spice...