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Occasional thoughts from Pastor Rob's desk.

 

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For the Want of a Nail (Finding Comfort in Providence, Part 1)

If we believe that God is on control of the big things, we have to believe he is in total control of all the small things, too....

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Even Christians Sing the Blues

Is sadness a sign of immaturity? Can I worship honestly if I'm not happy? Reading the Psalms might suggest that honest worship embraces the whole spectrum of our emotions. ...

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The Problem of Adjectives Becoming Nouns

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Scripture tells us to "regard no one according to the flesh." How does this affect the labels our society encourages us to use?...

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Reflections on Debate

What does the pastor of a small Presbyterian church think about while in a room full of Presbyterian pastors in the midst of a debate?...

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Praying our Frustration

Are things getting better? Worse? About the same? And what does that mean for how we live as God's people?...

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Praying for the Nation, Praying for the Kingdom

How do those with citizenship in heaven pray for an earthly nation?...

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Surprised by Answered Prayer

How long should we pray for something? Until we receive an answer. An old prayer request list on the church computer helped me understand that....

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Tainted Meat and Chocolate Bunnies

What do we do when we hear that popular holiday traditions are connected with paganism? ...

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Choosing the Better Thing (Rebelling Against Exhaustion, Part 3)

Behind the choices we make are a set of values. Letting worldly values often leads us down a path of exhaustion. Jesus challenges us to choose a different path....

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Storm Clouds and Blessings

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The Bible doesn't teach us to interpret natural disasters as God's judgment on those who suffer from them, but instead calls us to look beyond our circumstances in order to understand true blessing....

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