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Pastor’s Perspective 05-26-2020

If you’ve ever stood on the shore with your feet in the water, you know how quickly the sand can shift under your feet. That’s how it feels to many of us as this life-changing pandemic continues to unfold. Two weeks ago in this column, I shared our plan for services once we entered Phase […]

Take It With You 05.24.2020

Who do you say that I am? Jesus has lots of names in the Bible: Prince of Peace Lord of Lords Emmanuel Lamb of God Alpha & Omega Bread of Life The Cornerstone I Am The Word The Way, the Truth, the Life These are all from scripture (and there are many more). Some are […]

Pastor’s Perspective 05-19-2020

I made my first trip of the year to the beach this past weekend. We weren’t sure we were going until we confirmed the beach would be “open.” Our son is waiting on the Army’s approval to move his family to California for his next assignment. We wanted to share some time with them before […]

Take It With You 05.17.2020

Our theme for Youth Week is “Do the Word,” based on James 1:23-25: “Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like..” I think everyone can […]

Pastor’s Perspective 05-12-2020

I learned a long time ago I am not going to have all the answers to the questions people ask me, but that it is helpful to be honest about what I do and don’t know. My six-year-old grandson asked me this past weekend if we grow in heaven. I know where the grow part […]

Take It With You 05.10.20

For starters, Happy Mother’s Day! Karen McAmis and Landon Bentham have done some great work on a video, “I Love My Mom” (song by Yancy), that will feature in today’s worship service and subsequently on Snyder’s social media. It is a powerful tribute to those mothers and mother figures in our lives who have helped […]

Pastor’s Perspective 05-05-2020

We continue to live through a once-in-a-lifetime season of disruption and uncertainty. I never would have believed the extensive impact of a virus over the lives and livelihood of millions unless I had lived through it myself. Three months ago, no one would have predicted that high school and college graduates would not be able […]

Take It With You 05.03.2020

There’s a common pattern in literature and fairy tales that goes like this:  a newcomer arrives and befriends the locals.  People speculate about the newcomer, and many people become close pals with the person. There may be comic mix-ups or complications, then a big “reveal” when everyone learns the newcomer’s true identity.  Wow, the new […]

Pastor’s Perspective 04-28-2020

     One of my neighbors has a sign in their front yard that says, “My teacher misses me. My parents miss my teacher more.” I have talked to several parents in recent weeks who have a much greater appreciation for teachers in general and their children’s teachers specifically. Let’s just say home-schooling isn’t every parent’s […]

Pastor’s Perspective 04-28-2020

    One of my neighbors has a sign in their front yard that says, “My teacher misses me. My parents miss my teacher more.” I have talked to several parents in recent weeks who have a much greater appreciation for teachers in general and their children’s teachers specifically. Let’s just say home-schooling isn’t every parent’s […]