Month: March 2017

A Week of Baptisms

And what a GREAT week it was! Pastor Aaron led a team of staff, including Cass Delp, Chris Smith, Ned Keene, Garrett Lowe, and myself, through a week of baptisms for 45 people, with a few hundred family and friends in attendance. The stories ranged from sweet to astonishing (and many were both). The ages ranged […]

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Small Stuff Matters

Most of us overestimate the power of big things and we underestimate the power of small things. Most of us overestimate the power of the EVENT and we underestimate the power of the PROCESS. It has been said that the devil is in the details. He may well be, but did you ever wonder why? […]

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They are Contagious, Highly Contagious

Emotions! They are what’s contagious. Good ones and bad ones. Happiness, excitement, hope, calm, patience … and anger, sadness, frustration, irritation… You’ve heard the phrase, “If momma ain’t happy, ain’t no one happy.” I have looked for the origins of this phrase. A 10-minute web search asking the question did not yield much insight. Well, […]

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The 3 Benefits of FOCUS

We are distracted and we are interrupted. We are busy, hurried, falling behind, and we feel it! We think we can multitask. We try to multitask. The fact is your brain does not multitask, except when it comes to the lower level behaviors. In other words, you can chew food and talk at the same time. Whether […]

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Life…and a Lot of It!

In Him Was Life. I stared at those words for some time. They are found in John 1:4. The entire verse reads like this: “In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.” I had read them at least 100 times before! This time, they hit me with new power. I […]

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It All Started in 1975

And it was really quite odd that it did! As I thought about it, up to that point I had hardly traveled outside York County. I had been to a few different states by then, but not many. Now, a few months after becoming a Christian, I was fascinated by the idea of global missions. Other […]

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