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No More Hiding Places

My youngest son, Elijah, has a new favorite game, hide and seek. He loves to play even though he has yet to understand that the point of the game is to not be found. He says, “I’ll hide and you count.” He then tells me where he will be hiding. He runs to the closet...

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A Little Perspective

Perspective is a powerful thing. It is the difference between panic and peace; hope and despair; confidence and fear. At some point in time we have probably all tried to consider whether we were “glass half-empty or half-full” people. I believe that we often think of perspective in terms of what we see, while this...

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Day of Prayer for National Leaders

We have set aside every Tuesday as a day of prayer for our National leaders: President Obama, the Senate and the Congress. Each week we present a specific focus, birthed from Scripture, that we can agree and pray together. This week we pray that Our National Leaders will walk as children of light in the...

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Day of Prayer for National Leaders

We have set aside every Tuesday as a day of prayer for our National leaders: President Obama, the Senate and the Congress. Each week we present a specific focus, birthed from Scripture, that we can agree and pray together. This week we pray that Our National Leaders will trust in the Lord with all their...

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Action or Activity

There has been a recent uprising of enemy activity in our community. In the last few weeks we have seen violence increase: a large public fight of teenagers with three being arrested; the beating and carjacking of a delivery driver and more visible gang activity. We have seen an increase in demonic activity and witchcraft...

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From Columbine to Intercession

Written on April 20th. Today is the 10th anniversary of the school shooting at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. This is one of those dates that is both near and far in my mind. On one hand it seems like more than a lifetime ago. A lot happens in ten years doesn’t it? Ten...

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Day of Prayer for National Leaders

We have set aside every Tuesday as a day of prayer for our National leaders: President Obama, the Senate and the Congress. Each week we present a specific focus, birthed from Scripture, that we can agree and pray together. This week we pray that Our National Leaders will do justly, love mercy and walk humbly...

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New Missions Opportunity

This Sunday we will announce our newest missions project, we will begin to partially sponsor six children each month at the City of Refuge Children’s Home in Kingston, Jamaica. We are already monthly sponsors for missionaries at the home, Paul and Dulcie Bushhorn. Thanks to your faithful and geneous giving we will not also be...

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Let’s go down to the river

Each year, here in Burlington, Broad Street United Methodist Church sponsors a sunrise service at the Riverfront Promenade for all of the community churches. Yesterday morning was cold and windy and yet the turnout was great, there were at least eight different churches represented. We really had a wonderful time worshiping together. I was given...

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“My Lord and my God!”

“He is risen!” “He is risen indeed!” We will hear these words many times over the next few days. I truly enjoy this week, moving from Palm Sunday, Jesus’ triumphal entry, through Passover, into Good Friday and then Resurrection Sunday. This week is filled with history, with great lessons, emotions and opportunity. As I have...