Pastor's Blog

Pastor's Blog

What Kind of A Legacy Are You Leaving Behind?

In preparation for writing his book, Heaven, Randy Alcorn came across some letters written by his wife’s grandmother in 1920. They had never been translated from their original Swedish, so when they finally got a copy of them, they were moved and included some of the...

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Living in the Gospel Daily

I grew up in a Christian home. Not just a church-going home, but a God-loving home. My faith began as a young boy when God revealed to me His grace and what that meant in terms of my relationship with Him. As a result, I became active in my youth group and surrounded...

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Leap Day

Next Saturday is a significant day on the calendar. It happens only once every four years. It’s Leap Day. What’s that all about? By the time Julius Caesar enjoyed his famed affair with Cleopatra, Rome’s lunar calendar had diverged from the seasons by some three...

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The Hero Who Told the Truth

You probably have heard about the doctor in China who first sounded the alarm about the coronavirus in December. His name is Dr. Li Wen Liang. He died on February 7 after contracting the disease himself. Evidently, he was a Christian and continued to serve the...

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Life Changes

There are moments in our lives where we look back and see how much life changed. This past week we celebrated the arrival of our firstborn. The advent of a child into the home is a dramatic change that transforms everything. Forever. It begins with the sleepless...

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Monoculture

I heard an expression this week that I don’t think I’d ever heard before. Monoculture. Sociologically, monoculture is used to describe a moment in time when many subcultures have their attention drawn to the same event and experience it is similar ways together. It is...

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Jeremy & Christine

It became very real last Saturday. If all goes ahead as planned, all three Welch children will walk down the aisle in 2020. Lindsey and Noah return from their honeymoon soon. Danny and Karen will trek down an aisle in Kansas City in June. And…then there is the...

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1. 11. 20

Last Saturday every daddy’s dream became my reality. I had the joy and honor to walk my little girl down the aisle. It was magical and overwhelming. There are no words to describe it. I only have one daughter, so this was my one shot. And I will never forget it. I had...

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A Celebration to Honor

This week I lived the Father of the Bride. I hope I did well. But writing before the fact, the jury is still out. To be honest, I’m a bit to overwhelmed and exhausted from it all to write anything very coherent back here. From the day our daughters are born, we all...

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What Lies Ahead

The year ended for Christie and me in a manner we were not expecting. It wouldn’t have been our choice, either. We like our world peaceful and orderly. And December 31 was not that. Not at all. Let me explain. We left the house for an early dinner on New Year’s Eve....

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