We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God, who are called according to his purpose. – Romans 8:28 (CSB) I love that verse. It was my grandpa’s favorite verse. He had a wooden plaque with that verse etched in it. That plaque now hangs in my office, and […]
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I’m talking about the trials, the pain, and the unknown that we experience in life. Events or seasons that leave us wondering and fearful of what’s lurking in the dark shadows that seem to choke the path in front of us as we try to walk in faithfulness to God. Why would God’s path of righteousness ever travel through valleys like those? Why wouldn’t he keep that path running on high ground?
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Heather and I love to watch our kids compete in their various sports. It truly is a joy. Today was no different. In the fall, our son, Eli, runs cross country for Eureka Middle School, and so this morning we got the opportunity to watch him and the other Hornets run in a big cross […]
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From Kevin Funk… If any of you who are reading this know me, you will find out that one of my spiritual gifts is the gift of encouragement. Now I’m not saying this as some sort of pat-on-the-back comment. I receive joy when I’m able to come along side someone in a time of need […]
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From Kevin Funk… I would like to begin my blog this month with a couple of verses out of the book of James. Let’s read James 1:2-4 together. 2Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4Let […]
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This past Sunday I gave a message entitled “Hope In God”. You can listen to the podcast HERE. We looked at Psalms 42-43 and discussed the battle David had in his heart between the deep sorrow he felt over his circumstances and the encouragement he received in the promise of God. When tough trials hit […]
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