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Let’s See A Show Of Hands

Next weekend there are three special opportunities for you to serve … Saturday, February 17 – Valentine for Bashor Home Share the love of God and your friendship.  We’ll play some games and have a brief devo as a way of letting the youth of Bashor Home know how much they are loved.  It really …

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A Bow for Each of Us

The rainbow is a sign of hope – something I really need these days. In Genesis 9, God set the rainbow in the sky to give his people hope and a promise.  From that day forward, the people could trust that never again would a flood destroy the earth.  “This is the sign of the …

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Who do you follow?

Hi Everyone! My name is Jewel Gingerich Longenecker and I’m a LOG adult. I loved being on Thursday team last fall and getting to know all of you who were on it. I already miss all the graduates! It was the first time I had been on a LOG team without one of my own …

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Inside Out

Matthew 5:8 reads, “Blessed are the pure of heart, for they will see God.” When I think of the word pure I think full and happy, not just satisfied. More satisfied than God has provided, not seeking for human things. Matthew 23:26 reads, “Blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup and dish, and …

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The Sun and the Moon

I expect most of you saw the eclipse this week – either by looking up or watching a screen. Although I was not overly impressed at how it looked in front of my home, some of the photos and videos I’ve seen were awesome as the moon blocked the light of the sun. We only …

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Free Coke!

I don’t like Coke.  But I do like Team! And I am very glad that LOG teams will be starting in just a week or so! So glad, in fact, that I will happily provide lots of Coke (and other beverages) for the first team meeting for LOG #93 (Sunday, August 27) and LOG #94 …

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That Startling Effect

  Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy. – Matthew 5:7 You can usually find me running from destination to destination, normally with a purpose and a tolerably cheery outlook, but rarely with enough time to stop, breath out, and contemplate where I am going. I like this kind of active life; when …

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Lasts a Lifetime …

In 1985, I was ordained to be the associate pastor of Goleta Presbyterian Church near Santa Barbara, CA.  I followed a very beloved youth leader who had built the church’s vibrant community-wide youth group from next to nothing in just two years.  Most of the juniors and seniors grieved his leaving and found it difficult …

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Let Him Fill Me

“Blessed are those who hunger & thirst for righteousness for they will be filled.” Matthew 5:6 How many times do I find myself saying I’m hungry – or if I’m not and just smell fresh popcorn I’m immediately hungry? All I have to do is walk into a movie theatre and they have me. I …

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Please …

Teach me how to pray, yes, and teach me how to live Make them one and the same, to the glory of your name – please … Last weekend, at the Next Step: L•4•G #20, we dug into both how we can grow in our love for God by learning how to draw close to …

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