Youth & Family Ministry

Contentment

The past five days have been soul-filling and joyful. I have had such a wonderful time reconnecting with my friends Stacey and Steven, the Pacific

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books

Sabbatical Begins

I have been looking forward to my sabbatical. The rest and recalibration has been necessary, but I have also been looking forward to spending some

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Lindsay

A Eulogy for a Friend

Though today is a day churning with a myriad of emotions, it is also a day that we recognize a beloved child of God and the ways she touched our lives. This is really what embracing each moment is all about, the realization that nothing is completely one thing or another – either all bad or all good. Life, the true gift of life, resonates in the tension of both/and.

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Christian Witness

Christian Witness

A Reflection on Christian Witness I tried something different this week. I took my children’s message from last week and turned it into a devotion

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the brink

All We Love Is All We’ll Take

As I reflect on the passage of time, particularly over these past few months, I am reminded that part of the issue was my misunderstanding. I forgot that I do not own time. How I use time does not prove its worth. Instead, time is a tide in which I live. I am swept up in time and all I truly need is with me at any given moment.

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home.

Home.

Read: Ecclesiastes 1:2-11 Vanity of vanities, says the Teacher,vanity of vanities! All is vanity.What do people gain from all the toilat which they toil under

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Dad

Charles Brand Carlson (1946-2018)

Chuck Carlson A.K.A. “Dad,” “PaPa Chuck,” “PaPa Seal,” “Uncle Chuck,” “Pastor Chuck,” “Pasta Chuck,” “Pasta Ravioli” “Pasta Masta,” “the Walrus…” Charles Brand Carlson was born

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