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In John 15:12 Jesus tells us “love one another as I have loved you”.  Oswald Chambers, in his devotional titled “My Utmost for His Highest” explains it this way: ” I will bring a number of people around you whom you cannot respect, but you must exhibit My love to them, just as I have

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    #AuntViv

    Whoa! Major shade was flung (not thrown) this past MLK Day. In this corner, we have a disgruntled former co-worker, and in the other corner, we have the wife of a disgruntled (recently snubbed) Hollywood celebrity. While many are weighing in on whose video had more impact, there is an observation that may be missing

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      Men’s – Topic 1

              sooo… now the people are ready to rise above the forces that oppress. this will be led by youth. revolutions generally are. and even with all of the technology at our disposal — it will not be broadcast. we are ready for a leader. but who will lead? (violence against one person

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        Stoked Flames

        sooo… now the people are ready to rise above the forces that oppress. this will be led by youth. revolutions generally are. and even with all of the technology at our disposal — it will not be broadcast. we are ready for a leader. but who will lead? (violence against one person is violence against every

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          Christmas Gone and New Year’s on the Rise

          First of all, at big CONGRATULATIONS to everyone who participated in the Christmas service (program). It was tremendously heartfelt, thought-provoking, and flat out entertaining. How we worship God involves more than what is traditional. There is always room for us to express ourselves in ways that are true to self while being welcoming of others.

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            Caroling

            Ah, yes. Does anything say that it’s time for caroling like and image from Charles Schultz’s It’s Christmas, Charlie Brown? No. Not at all. And it is time for caroling. On Friday, December 11, 2015, our youth will be caroling. We will be singing at various homes, calling, or leaving voice messsages for those who

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              YDF (youth driven fridays)

              Hello, Cyberspace, Our next YDF is this Friday, November 20th (2015). And, since, this is the Friday before Thanksgiving, we are going to do something relating to togetherness, and being thankful. The idea was provided by one of our youth who is helping to plan these YDFs. That is, until he goes off into the

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                To Be Thankful

                ‘Tis the season to be thankful. And while we see all of the commercials about black Friday and Christmas, let’s slow down one moment and reflect on Thanksgiving. It is easy to be a bit side-eyed about the holiday: the first Thanksgiving was followed by centuries of social famine (kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/history/first-thanksgiving/). Anyway, the holiday has come

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