Author Archives: Josh

And on the 8th day. . .

Good morning, Friends! Today’s message started one morning earlier this week when our custodian came in. I asked him how he was doing. Gene kind of winced and rubbed his back and said, “Another lousy day in Paradise!” I don’t … Continue reading

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The Holy Spirit (Pentecost)

Good morning, Friends! Today is a very important day in the life of the Christian church. Today we remember an incredible event that took place right at the very beginning of the church, on a Sunday just seven weeks after … Continue reading

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Lift up your eyes

Good morning, Friends! It’s good to see you all again! Last weekend after we got back from our daughter’s wedding, and all the guests had gone, my wife and I took a break just for ourselves, as a couple. People … Continue reading

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Raising eagles

Good morning, Friends! Happy Mother’s Day! On Mother’s Day, we feel very sentimental, and we always like to remember all the good things our mothers taught us. We owe so much to our mothers. So much love. So much wisdom. … Continue reading

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Blueprint for a congregation

Good morning, Friends! Happy birthday! Why, it seems like just yesterday that you were a little bitty Friends meeting, starting out in a log cabin in the woods, way out in the wilderness. My, how you’ve grown! You don’t look … Continue reading

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What’s next? (first Sunday after Easter)

Good morning, Friends! I hope you’re all doing well this morning. It’s a week after Easter. Most of us were here last week, and we heard a beautiful musical version of the events leading up to Easter morning. I want … Continue reading

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The last parable

Good morning, Friends! We’re just one week out from Easter. And I feel somehow as though we’re still not ready for it. We’ve spent the last five weeks together, reading stories from the gospel, about the last events of Jesus’ … Continue reading

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Mighty mites

Good morning, Friends! We’re just a couple of weeks away from Easter! For the last month we’ve been looking at stories about the last few weeks of Jesus’ life on earth. The stories haven’t been exactly what we’d expect. Jesus … Continue reading

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Here’s the plan. . .

Good morning, Friends! I hope you’re all doing well today. You know, I’m always reading the Bible, trying to understand what it means, trying to figure out how everything fits together. A day hardly goes by without someone asking me … Continue reading

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Transfiguration

Last Sunday we learned that a lot of churches have started the season of Lent, which is the six weeks before Easter. Just like during Advent, during Lent there’s a whole series of traditional Scripture readings. Last week we started … Continue reading

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