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Congratulations, Class of 2020!

Congratulations to the Fayetteville High School Seniors who walked at their graduation (finally) this past Thursday (7/2). We know it wasn’t the graduation you imagined, but Brianne and I were… Read more »

He Is Risen

Photograph of a cross on a hill with clouds behind

Jeremiah 31:1-6 1At that time, says the LORD, I will be the God of all the families of Israel, and they shall be my people. 2   Thus says the LORD: The… Read more »

God So Loved the World

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In 1887, Sir John Stainer composed an oratorio entitled The Crucifixion: A Meditation on the Sacred Passion of the Holy Redeemer. He intended this work to be within the scope… Read more »

A Table Before Me

“You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies” (Psalm 23:5) The last part of Psalm 23 is less familiar, in which the psalmist praises God for… Read more »

Good News and Bad News

  Saturday! After a relaxing swim and a good breakfast I looked at our local paper’s front page. I was faced with four titles: “Guard was eyed to round up… Read more »

Giving Up

  Lent is the season to remember the sacrifice of Christ. For forty days, we purposely consider what distracts from our worship of His sacrifice. We consider what is important… Read more »

The Bread of Life

Gospel Reading John 6:27-40 27“Do not work for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures for eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For… Read more »

The Shepherd and the Flock

  Psalm 23 23:1 The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want. 23:2 He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters; 23:3 he… Read more »

The Law and the Cross

Today’s readings celebrate the law. Jesus died for our sins, to give us freedom from the law and redemption for our sins, but not to exempt us from God’s law…. Read more »

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