Remember this one simple rule

I had a great mom. I know everyone is not as lucky, but I was truly blessed. My mom was there to love and encourage me. She was an amazing lady. She taught my brother and I the “Golden Rule,” and she was constantly reminding us to treat others the way we wanted to be treated.

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Do this one thing and change your life

We are bombarded with messages and promises for a quick fix to a happier life. And what so many people are discovering is that what we need is already inside each of us. I don’t know where things stand in your life at the beginning of 2017, but I do know that with each new day we are gifted, God gives everyone a chance to make it our best day and even our best year, yet.

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Year of Gratitude

I am really looking forward to 2017! There is so much possibility, a blank slate awaiting us with every new year.  At St. Luke’s, we are calling 2017, “The Year of Gratitude!”  Gratitude opens the door for  a new beginning.  Even if you are at rock bottom when you start 2017, I believe it is […]

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Almost to Bethlehem

There is so much inspiration we can draw upon, leading up to the birth of Jesus. After learning that she has become pregnant, Mary goes to see her cousin Elizabeth. She provides Mary with incredible encouragement and kindness. God used Elizabeth to encourage Mary and I believe he still uses us today to encourage people in our lives.

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Roadmap to Bethlehem

The Season of Advent begins on Sunday! The Advent sermon series planned this year is titled, “The Roadmap to Bethlehem,” and I wanted to give you a glimpse into the treasures I believe we can uncover when we look at this journey together.

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Beyond the Ballot

Election Day is finally here and I have just three things I want to share with you. 3 things that each of us can commit to doing to continue to make a positive difference, regardless of who becomes our next President of the United States of America.

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We All Make Mistakes

To be human is to mess up and make mistakes. We hurt one another, whether intentionally or unintentionally through snarky Facebook comments, text messages, email and even in person. Still, God offers us unconditional love and acceptance through grace.

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Enough for Everyone

There is a growing amount of research to support the idea that our mindset and emotional state greatly impacts our reality. In other words, it’s exactly what we read in Proverbs 23:7, “As a man thinks, so he is.”

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Delayed Gratification

Our son, Paul is a little more than 6 months away from beginning his career as a vascular surgeon after years of schooling. As I thought about this idea of delayed gratification, I realized that this is so often the price you pay to live out your calling.

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St. Luke’s Edmond

Every Sunday for two and a half years, a team of dedicated volunteers have worked to transform a middle school cafeteria into a place of worship for the St. Luke’s Edmond campus! The time has come to move into a new building and with the celebration of the grand opening set for Sunday, October 16, I can’t help but reflect!

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