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Hope Spreads Further: From Crisis to New Life

"Together..."

April 16, 2020

#TogetherAlone is a term that I have seen a lot in the past few weeks.   While I am by myself at home, I have my church family to rely on.  It has been comforting to talk to you.   Among other things, we talk about what we have been doing, movies we have watched, and my favorite topic – food.   I have learned that our church still exists.  Just because we are not in the sanctuary, Bethlehem people are thriving.  Our members are active even at home by walking, gardening, cleaning and cooking.  Pr Paul, Sharon, Annie and Trent, Zeke and David have produced our services through Real Church Virtual.  I hope you are “attending” these services.  I like having the worship sheets so I can



Thinking about Trust

April 15, 2020

I was thinking about trust and how many times it is mentioned in the Bible.   It actually appears 134 times in the Old Testament (KJV) and 13 times in the New Testament;  44 times in the Psalms.  No, I looked it up on Google!

Read Psalm 9 verse 10: Those who know your name trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you.

Trust is the intersection of hope and fear — we want the best but think the worst can always happen.

What comes first, to trust or to be trusted?...



He is Everywhere!

April 14, 2020

I was lucky to go to Cornerstone University and be surrounded by professors who were open and embraced their faith in class.  The professors in my theatre major were no exception. We would often start classes and shows in prayer, asking God to have our performances not only go well but also reflect our love for Him and to bless Him by using the talents He gave us to tell an amazing story--whatever that story in particular was. Nancy Wagner was one of my favorite instructors within the theatre department.  I've lost touch with and don't talk to a majority of my...



"Home Church"

April 13, 2020

We traveled to southwest Michigan right before the "stay home-stay safe" ruling in order to celebrate 3 birthdays with our grandchildren.  On Sunday morning we knew they were hosting up to 6 others for a small Hispanic group “home church” as organized by their pastor.  We took our...



An Easter Card for All!

April 12, 2020

"He is risen. Alleluia!"

-Inga and Tom



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