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Sorrow at Christmas

I wrote this blog last Christmas and wanted to post it then but every time I sat down to do it I think the emotions were too raw to post for anyone to see. So here you go, a year … Continue reading

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God’s Unexpected Provision : 2 Kings 6:8-23

Originally published in the Journal of Biblical Counseling 31:2 under the title: “More than a Proof Text: God’s Unexpected Provision When Enemies Close In: 2 Kings 6:8-23”   “God is with you. He is in control. You can trust him.” This is … Continue reading

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How Do We Protect Relationships

Change is a part of church experience.  People are always coming and going.  We welcome new people to our congregation and we work to build relationships with them.  We say goodbye to those who have been part of our lives. … Continue reading

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Helping Our Churches Become Communities of Change

Helping Our Churches Become Communities of Change A few years ago Steve Midgley gave a talk at the CCEF National Conference giving a handful of practical steps we can take as leaders to develop a community that reflects gospel change. I’ll … Continue reading

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When Should a Pastor Refer?

When Should a Pastor Refer? In pastoral ministry the line between the work you do with your people and when to bring in extra help can be a difficult one to discern. For some seasoned wisdom on the topic I turn … Continue reading

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Home in the Northwest

We have settled in to our new house in Newberg, and are getting a sense of our new normal. Our family is getting settled and kids are in school. I am working on getting contacts with churches in the area … Continue reading

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