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Pastor’s Perspective for April 15, 2016

I hope you enjoyed Sunday’s worship services as much as I did. It was so refreshing to listen to someone who is transparent about their life and faith journey. Poor decisions and their consequences. Lessons learned. God’s faithfulness. A passion to live the abundant Christ came to bring us. A determination to manage God’s blessings […]

Take It With You 04.10.2016

To be a good steward… In verse one of our text today, Paul urges us to, “offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God.” Everywhere I look in Snyder, I see stewardship on par with this request. From our greeters who stand outside no matter the weather to give a helping […]

The Post-Easter “Deflation”

No matter how hard I try to prevent it, I still seem to experience the same feeling every year. The post-Easter “deflation.” I realize it’s probably unavoidable. Mountaintop experiences wouldn’t be so special if they were sustainable to the point they become the norm. But I’m sure you can identify with what I am saying. […]

Take It With You 04.03.2016

The After Easter Forgetfulness I have suffered with migraines my entire adult life.   They come on like thunder and can ruin my plans in a flash.   After years of trying everything doctors and friends recommended, I tried a yoga class two years ago.  I was hooked!  My headaches improved dramatically, and I was […]

Take It With You 03.27.2016

Here is my #crossstory: I’m a performer.  I realized a long time ago that God could and would and wanted to use my love of performing to share His love with others in various different ways.  But recently I’ve come to realize that God doesn’t just speak to others through my performance; He uses performance […]

Take It With You 03.20.2016

“Hosanna!”, which means “God saves.” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” The people proclaimed these words in celebration as Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey in what would be the final days of his life on earth. They waved palm branches. They set out their cloaks on the ground […]

Take It With You 03.13.2016

Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.” Wow. Verse 43 of our scripture reading today says it all. Here, upon a cross, next to Jesus, is a man who just got done proclaiming his guilt. He actually sees justice in his own crucifixion. But he believed. In […]

Take It With You 03.06.2016

I daresay that all of us who are parents hold some hidden dreams of the future our children face. Will my son be an architect? Will my daughter become a pediatrician? Will my grandbabies ever travel abroad or climb Mt. Kilimanjaro? Will my great-grands attend UNC or Duke? Whom will my daughter marry? If you […]

Take It With You 02.28.2016v

My favorite author these days is Jen Hatmaker. She has written several best-selling books related to Christian living, including 7,  For the Love, and  Interrupted. If you’ve never read anything she’s written, I highly recommend it (our library has some of her books)! She is really funny and honest, but will also challenge you to […]

Take It With You 02.21.2016

Over the last several weeks our church family has had an opportunity to discover, confirm, and reflect on areas of their strengths. This process of discussion and discernment, along with the earlier weeks when we highlighted what it means to be a church member – all of this culminates today in a Ministry Fair which […]