Archive: Mar 2015

  1. Just a Grain of Wheat

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    John 12: 20-33; 03222015; 5 Lent Perhaps you’ve heard the story of the two balloonists who went soaring above the clouds on a hot and hazy summer afternoon.  Soon they were completely enveloped in thick clouds and lost track of where they were.  They drifted for what seemed like hours.  Finally, however, the clouds began […]

  2. Recalculating

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    John 15: 9-12; Gene & John; 03212015 My wife Cookie has one of those Garmin GPS devices in her car and she never leaves home without it.  It’s actually her second Garmin, she wore the first one out and we had to replace it.  And yes, I do mean we had to.  Sometimes one just […]

  3. Walking to Emmaus

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    Luke 24: 13-35; Blue Easter 2015 Once again, I want to welcome everyone to our Blue Easter service this evening.  We’re glad that you are here, and we hope that you will find our worship helpful, as you struggle with your sadness and your pain.  As the disciple Peter said to Jesus up on the […]

  4. Stop or Yield?

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    John 3: 14-20; 03152015; 4 Lent It’s good to be back amongst all of you, after our travels up to Wisconsin.  As I’m sure you all know, such times have their difficult moments; we were grateful for your cards and prayers as we traveled up north to say farewell to Cookie’s mom, Esther.  I am […]

  5. Ann Timpson Woodruff Memorial

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    Ann Timpson Woodruff; 03112015 Many years ago, while working as a police officer, I had a foot patrol assignment in downtown Madison, Wisconsin.  My office at the time happened to be in the Madison Civic Center, and right across the street was a store called “Goodman’s Jewelers”.  The store was owned by two brothers, named […]

  6. Oars & Boxes

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    Mark 8: 31-38; 03012015; 2 Lent I suppose you’re all wondering what I’m doing with this box.  Well, I’m going to tell you.  This is the box I sometimes keep God in.  As you can see, it’s quite a sturdy box; I keep it closed up and usually seal it.  I don’t want God getting […]