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Beloved Bars

02.11.11 | Terese Main | Comments[0]

This morning I mentioned a craft I'm working on to share at church this weekend and received a few calls and emails, so I figured it would be best to put the directions right here.  They are called "Beloved Bars."  Basically, they are a ...

Ronnie Blackwell and the Curse of the Cat

02.07.11 | Nick Torelli | Comments[4]

It was a story for the ages - a story of mystery, intrigue, and greed...

The Problem With 'Christian' Art

01.28.11 | Cecil Van Houten | Comments[31]

Phil Cooke is a writer, speaker and media producer I’ve admired for a number of years.  His perspective is unique; he’s a Hollywood producer who just happens to have a doctorate in Theology.  His work is top-notch.  And ...

The Obligatory New Year's Blog or Is Ed Rendell On To Something?

01.06.11 | Cecil Van Houten | Comments[3]

As we cross the threshold into a new year, there is a tendency to become introspective.  To ask ourselves where we’ve been; where we’re going.  Who we are.  And what we are.  I love people who speak their ...

The Fruitcake and You

12.15.10 | Cecil Van Houten | Comments[10]

First, this isn’t a piece about Charles Nelson Reilly.  And for those of you under the age of 40 who don’t know who Charles Nelson Reilly is, never mind.  No, this missive is about that lowliest of holiday fare, the ...

Brother Danny

11.23.10 | Cecil Van Houten | Comments[4]

On Thanksgiving morning millions will wake up to the aroma of turkey in the oven; breads and rolls baking to a golden brown, and the smell of fresh-baked pies - apple, pumpkin, maybe cherry, wafting through their homes.  They’ll have ...

Heart of Thanks Living

11.01.10 | Terese Main | Comments[15]

The countdown is underway!  Thanksgiving is just around the corner.  I'm already planning what sides to serve with the big roasted bird.  But is that what Thanksgiving is all about?  Nah.  I've always pictured that idyllic ...

Sophia Grace

10.28.10 | Cecil Van Houten | Comments[9]

I hold you in my arms for the first time and can’t believe how little you are.  I’m in awe, silenced by the overwhelming sense that I’m cradling a miracle, a gift of grace.  You fit perfectly, your head in the crook of ...

A Confession

10.06.10 | Cecil Van Houten | Comments[4]

Well, I did it.  I tried not to for as long as possible.  I wrestled with it.  I struggled...kind of like Paul when he said he didn't do the things he wanted to do and instead did the thing he hated.  Well, I did one of those ...

How to Appreciate A Pastor

10.04.10 | Terese Main | Comments[1]

October is Clergy Appreciation Month.  So what exactly should we do?  You might be surprised by what would encourage your spiritual leader.  Mine just beams when I offer a handshake or a hug and say "I really needed to hear what you ...

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