Weekly Ponderings

February 2015

Seeking and Experiencing Satisfaction

Sisters and Brothers in Christ,  This week in our worship service, followed by our small groups we’ll explore the difference between being full and being satisfied.  In his book, Knowing God Rob Fuquay writes, “There is a difference between being full and being satisfied.”  He goes on to share an experience I bet many, if not all of us, have had of feeling hungry and looking for something to eat in the refrigerator or the house.  We find something to...


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Invitation to a Lenten Journey

Fellow travelers on this journey,  Have you ever felt like God is distant and unknowable?  The prophet Isaiah expresses the vastness of God and the otherness of God in Isaiah 55:8-9, proclaiming,  “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways," declares the LORD." For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways And My thoughts than your thoughts.…” There are moments in life when we...


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Can We Be a Little Nicer?

Sisters and brothers in Christ, Picture yourself in this scene.  You are walking down the sidewalk of a busy city street.  You notice a block up ahead of you a person pan-handling.  As you approach the person, what do you do?  Do you stop, pull out some change or a few dollars and give it to the person?  Do you look the person in the eye and acknowledge them, perhaps saying something like, “Sorry, not today.”  Do you avoid eye contact by keeping your...


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Courageous Living

Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I invite you to ponder what you think you would have done in the following situations: What would you have done if you were a utility meter reader in a small town in Montana in the 1980’s and you noticed lots of people in their late 40’s and early 50’s were home during the day and on oxygen tanks?   Would you have ignored this weird thing?  Or would you’ve tried to find out what was making these people sick? If you...


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