I got a kick out of this and thought you would too. Patrice Smith, our Director of Elementary-Age Ministries, shared this email she received this week.   Dear Patrice,    Ok, here is our situation...We live in Highlands Ranch...

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Traveling at the Speed of Light

In a sermon, Tony Campolo reflects on the meaning of Jesus' saying, "I am the light of the world." He begins pointing out the speed of light is 186,000 miles per second, then says we are unable to comprehend that fact because we can't travel at...

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Is Gun Control Debate a Win-Lose Proposition?

I found as a parent when arbitrating disputes with my young children, that when there is a win-lose situation no one wins. For a moment that may feel different. If one got her way and the other didn't, clearly there was a winner and loser. But...

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Practicing Remembrance

Memorial Day began shortly after the Civil War. Some traditions trace it back to 1866 when a group of widows in a southern town went to the cemetery to place flowers on the graves of their husbands, fathers, brothers and sons killed in the war...

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60 Days Remaining...

This Sunday is Pentecost, the Greek name for the Jewish spring harvest festival. It was celebrated 50 days (hence the 'pente' of Pentecost) or seven weeks after Passover. People were encouraged to bring their first fruits as an offering...

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Blessed Endurance

"Cancer happens for reasons that we do not understand, but not because everything happens for a reason dictated by God. Rather, Blessed Endurance argues, God is with us in these kinds of ordeals. But I do not believe God...

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Horses, Sneetches and People

Lipizzaner horses are known for their aerobatic skills and disciplined performances. Their coats are thick dazzling white, but they are not born that way. Lipizzaner horses are actually black at birth. As they grow, their coats gradually...

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The Power of Hospitality

This Sunday's sermon has been a challenging yet exciting one to prepare. I have spent lots of hours reading and researching, along with interviewing people, and still feel I need many more weeks to be ready. While I have felt that privilege is a...

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My Faith Heritage

Driving in Winston-Salem a few hours ago, I got to thinking about my Easter experiences as a teenager. Though I was active in my Methodist Church, I played in a Moravian brass band at a friend's church. Easter was a very special day, or should I...

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The Lord Has Need of It

This weekend we celebrate Palm Sunday, the beginning of Holy Week. Jesus entered Jerusalem as a king. He was buried as a criminal by the end of the week. The events took everyone by surprise, except Jesus. He knew what was ahead and even...

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