HIS LIGHT SHINES IN OUR HEARTS

In the United States, Memorial Weekend ushers in the unofficial start of summer! And while it’s a time of celebration, it’s also important to remember the origin of this holiday; to honor the men and women who have lost their lives serving in the United States Armed Forces.  It has also become a tradition to […]

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A new chapter in life

It’s that time of year when graduates from everywhere will take a moment to celebrate their accomplishments before beginning a new chapter in their lives. It’s such an exciting and sometimes scary time. Today, I want to look at three things Jesus wants us each of us to remember, whether you are just getting started […]

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A MOTHER’S INFLUENCE

I don’t think I fully understood the influence my mother had on my life until you I got older and became a parent. Each of us are greatly influenced by our mothers. That’s why I want to take a moment to honor our mothers; to thank them for all the effort they have given through […]

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WALK TO EMMAUS

After the resurrection, Jesus knew his Disciples would face hard times. The Bible recounts several post-resurrection appearances where Jesus returns to encourage them to live fully and continue moving forward. One of my favorites is a beautiful story in the Book of Luke; the road to Emmaus. The story tells of two disciples who were […]

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Spirit of Easter Lives On

Easter is more than a moment or one day of celebration. You and I can live in the spirit of Easter all year long when we stay connected to the grace of a risen Christ. Let’s look at three ways that living in the spirit of Easter can transform our lives. #1 CELEBRATE The season […]

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EXPERIENCE A MEANINGFUL EASTER

I have always loved the Easter Egg hunt at St. Luke’s. It has been so enjoyable over the years to see the children gathering the eggs, enjoying the chocolate candy, and meeting the Easter Bunny. It is a fun part of the holiday weekend! But, while I love the day, it is Easter morning that […]

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Dealing with disappointment

So often, you and I are disappointed when we expect God to do something specific in our lives, and it doesn’t happen. We find ourselves losing hope and we feel a sense of despair. The danger in feeling this way is that we risk missing what God is already doing in our lives! How can […]

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Grateful no matter what

Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem, traveling between Samaria and Galilee, when he came across ten lepers who were living together because they had been separated from their families (Luke 17:11-19). They had heard of Jesus, so when he came by, they began to cry out to them, “Jesus, Son of David, have Mercy […]

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ENCOURAGING WORDS FROM JESUS DURING TIMES OF GRIEF

As believers, we know that we can find hope in the resurrection of Jesus. And yet, we still experience deep pain and grief when we lose someone we love. Even during the most painful moments in life, I believe you and I can find comfort in the words Jesus spoke to his family and friends, […]

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WHEN JESUS COULD NO LONGER CARRY HIS OWN CROSS

Scripture tells us the name of the man who carried the cross for Jesus was Simon of Cyrene. We can be sure when the Bible mentions someone by name that their story is important. There are three things I want to share with you about this man who carried the cross for Jesus, because I […]

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