I Vote For…

It’s that time again.  Time to get out, stand in line and cast my vote against my least favorite candidate.  Nope… not for the one that I want, because there is no candidate that I really want.  So I vote against the one I like the least.   So… how do we end up with final candidates the nobody really seems to want?    After all, these candidates are there because they were voted for… they were chosen to be in that position.  I always encourage people to vote because it is an important part of what we do.  I always encourage people to vote values, not politics. Continue reading “I Vote For…”

Revival

Revival:  To bring back to life.  Restoration of usefulness.  A term I have been thinking about a lot over the last few months in several different contexts.  Mostly a need for revival in my own life.  It has been about a year and a half since my last post.  This last year has been a whirlwind.  At one point it was an actual whirlwind as a tornado came through a year ago today.  We were fortunate with only minor damage, but even at that, the repairs were just recently completed.  But that was only part of it.  Continue reading “Revival”

Communion

At our church, we take communion every Sunday. I have grown up doing this and I find that when I visit another church that doesn’t do this, I miss it. But what is this about? Why do we do this? It is really kind of an odd thing. We eat a little cracker or baked bread (sometimes very baked bread) and drink a tiny little bit of grape juice and were done. A whole 20 seconds of this “meal” that often takes 5-10 minutes or so as someone rambles on with their mini-sermon and then we wait for everyone else to have their 20 seconds of “feasting” on the cracker and thimble full of grape juice.

So why do we do this every Sunday?

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