The Christmas Eve Offering

I wanted to make it easy for you to watch (or re-watch) the Christmas Eve Offering videos. The first video explains where the global part of our Christmas Eve Offering will go. The second video describes the many local organizations we will help with this offering. Global  Local Thanks for being a part of our […]

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Ordination and Commissioning

On Sunday, December 10 we had a special service for family and close friends of seven staff members who were ordained and commissioned as pastors at Living Word. In the past, when we have ordained a staff person it was a very small and private occasion with family and a few friends. This time, because […]

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The Naughty or Nice List

Naughty OR Nice? Which list are you on? It’s part of the old Santa Claus mythos, but it reflects a deep awareness that right and wrong, good and bad, matter. And that there are consequences for choosing one way or the other. Let’s refine the question. Q1: What does it mean to be good? Q2: […]

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No Service of Love is Ever Wasted

Hey Living Word: A HUGE and HEARTFELT thank you for your great generosity in our Christmas: It’s Not About Us outreach. I think things filled up faster than ever. I love the spirit of kindness, generosity, and service God is lavishing upon us, and doing so through you. During our Generosity series, a friend sent […]

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Engraved, Deeply Etched

Here is a quote on character that I spent time working with and using for some personal assessment. (Character) does require a conviction of a truth made sacred, abiding as an authoritative presence within consciousness and life, reinforced by habits institutionalized within a moral community. Character, therefore, resists expedience; it defies hasty acquisition. This is […]

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