Friends "Good friends are like fine wine - a little fruity, a little nutty, and always better with age." - author unknown One of God's great gifts for us is a good friend. This is the person who "has your back." It's the person you have on speed dial in case of emergencies. It's the person you automatically think of calling at 2 AM when your world is falling apart. In the Gospel of John, Jesus makes it clear that his disciples are more than simply his followers. They are also his friends. He cares for them and loves them. This is why he reminds them, "Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends." (John 15:13) Jesus reminds us that the basis of friends

Dreaming God's Dreams

"And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions." - Joel 2:28 God is the giver of dreams. Dreams motivate and inspire us. Dreams help us persevere in the face of overwhelming odds. When God created us, God equipped us with gifts and talents. God also gave us the capacity to dream - not only our dreams, but God's dreams for us. So, what are the dreams God has placed on your heart? At the end of worship services (these last two weeks,) I've encouraged our church family to write down their dreams. You can see them in our church lobby. We have dreams (from our past) on the flowe

To God Be the Glory

"So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal." - 2 Corinthians 4:18 Fanny Crosby was one of the most prolific hymn writers in history. She penned the words to classics like "Blessed Assurance," "Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior," and (one of my favorites) "To God Be the Glory." Fanny Crosby was also blind. She lost her sight weeks after she was born. When she was six months old, Fanny lost her father. In spite of these obstacles, Fanny persevered. She was raised by her mother and grandmother, who helped her memorize long passages of Scripture. She was grounded in her faith and raised in the church. Later in

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Oct. 2020 Newsletter

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