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Origins: A Preview

*I wrote this devotional for the Avenue UMC community and wanted to share it with you here. My devotions will be emailed each morning. If you’d like to subscribe, email churchoffice (at) avenueumc (dot) com and ask to be put … Continue reading

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10 Albums/10 Days | 90s Grunge

The “post 10 albums in 10 days with no commentary” thing has been going around Facebook again. I was thinking about posting mine, but then, Dylan Lloyd went ahead and nominated me to do it. I am not going to … Continue reading

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10 Albums/10 Days |Beyond Belief | Petra

The “post 10 albums in 10 days with no commentary” thing has been going around Facebook again. I was thinking about posting mine, but then, Dylan Lloyd went ahead and nominated me to do it. I am not going to … Continue reading

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Ten Albums/Ten Days | Endless Summer

The “post 10 albums in 10 days with no commentary” thing has been going around Facebook again. I was thinking about posting mine, but then, Dylan Lloyd went ahead and nominated me to do it. I am not going to … Continue reading

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Let’s Not Return to Normal

If there is one thing I hear over and over again during this stay-at-home Corona-quarantine time is that people are longing to “get back to normal.” I get the sentiment. For the last 50 days, we have been homeschooling four … Continue reading

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On Our Side | Pure in Heart

In February of 2010, I felt something that I’ve never felt before. I felt my heartbeat. Certainly, I’ve felt my heartbeat, but I’ve never felt it throughout the course of the day. I’ve never felt it as I lay in … Continue reading

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An Unexpected Easter

[Easter Message Preached at Avenue United Methodist Church on April 12, 2020] When I was a child, I can remember the excitement surrounding Easter in our small country church. Sunrise service was followed by breakfast in our church basement prepared … Continue reading

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Advent, Darkness, and a Teenage Girl

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Knocking on the Church Door

Our Church host a Code Purple cold weather shelter for the homeless men in our community. We provide a warm place to stay, cots, blankets, and respite from the cold at night. I received an email earlier today that when … Continue reading

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Advent: The “Time In-Between”

When I was a kid, my mom made my sister and I an Advent Calendar where we received a piece of candy every day leading up to Christmas. We looked forward to waking up each morning and getting a new … Continue reading

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