A Feel Good Story

Among the many church parties and events happening last Sunday, I arrived at the Fellowship Hall late afternoon to catch the very end of the Getting Ahead Christmas party. Getting Ahead is our ministry that partners people in...

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True Power

Seventy-seven years ago today, Japanese planes bombed the US Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii in the worst military strike on American soil. A battle cry went up that launched what became known as the Greatest Generation, the brave, hardworking...

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The Essence of Advent

This Sunday we will consider one of the most significant chapters in the Bible, Isaiah 40. You'll have to wait until Sunday to understand why. And thinking of waiting...that is the focus of the last verse in that chapter. "Those who wait upon the...

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Christ is Still King

Most often Advent, the four weeks before Christmas and the first season of the Christian year, begins the Sunday after Thanksgiving. But every now and then, the calendar provides a Sunday between. This is one of those years. In the liturgical...

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An Amazing Thanksgiving Story

Mandeep Dhillon is a young woman from India who moved to the United States in 2008. In 2014 she came to Indianapolis which was about the same time she started feeling ill. After numerous doctor visits and seemingly endless tests it was determined...

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God's Secret Service

Two men met each other for the first time at an evening church function. One of the two was not an active worship attender. The other asked what service he attended. The man said, "Uh, the early one." The other replied, "Oh, so you go to...

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Day of the Dead...and All Saints

In Mexican culture Day of the Dead is a festival to honor and pray for family and friends who have died and support them in their continuing spiritual journey. It recognizes that life does not end in death but continues. Though I don’t know...

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Turn the Corner

“The God of my mercy shall prevent me.” Psalm 59:10 (KJV) Maurice Boyd, former pastor of Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York City, tells in his book “A Lover’s Quarrel with the World,” about a lay preacher...

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Being Recognized

I had the privilege of attending the dedication of the Richard Lugar Plaza yesterday. Senator Lugar was seated on the platform next to Mayor Joe Hogsett. The mayor noticed me in the crowd. (Now, pardon me. I know this is sounding terribly...

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True Colors

October is my absolute favorite month of the year (except when it still feels like summer!). I love the changing temperatures, the activities of fall and especially the colors. I remember from high school biology class learning about...

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