Ordinary #18: Readings for Oct 10

This past weekend I was able to hear Donald Miller speak on the subject of story. He discussed how stories work, why we live by story, and how there is a larger, more meaningful story that we are all called to live into. We should read Scripture regularly, not for the sake of study, but…

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Ordinary #17: Readings for Oct 3

At sunset tonight Yom Kippur will come to a conclusion. Yom Kippur is the Day of Atonement, one of the two Jewish high holy days. The purpose behind Yom Kippur is reconciliation between God and humanity, between persons, and with oneself. It is a good day for as Christians to remind ourselves that we our…

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Ordinary #16: Readings for 9.26.09

There are a lot of great events coming up. There will be special speakers (Tracey Lawrence, Jim Smith), special events (the Donald Miller night of conversation, our Fall retreat) along with our regular rhythms of weekly worship and learning. In the midst of exciting experiences let’s remember to take time to meditate on Scripture slowly,…

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My Father, Maker of the Trees

October 10 will be a special night at the Wheatland Mission. The co-author of the book My Father, Maker of the Trees will be joining us that night sharing about her experiences in Rwanda, the reality of genocide, and the remarkable story of her co-author Eric. Also, on October 9 Tracey will be reading from…

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Idols?

What are your idols? Ordinarily we think that idols are made of bad or even silly stuff. What comes to my mind is the golden calf that the Israelites worshiped which seems quite odd to our modern point of view. There are also those idols that are created within alternative religions. These too seem odd…

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