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Hard-Earned Provision

Posted by John Emery on

The other night, as my wife was praying for us, she said something odd. "Lord, we thank You for Your provision... And that You've gifted us with the ability and drive to work hard. We're grateful for this 'hard-earned provision.'" The phrase struck me... First in its' peculiarity and then in...

The Force of Grace (short film)

Posted by John Emery on

Steven Furtick: When we think of grace, we often see it as a gentle, forgiving aspect to our salvation. It waits idly for us to make a mistake so it can go into action. But there is another side to grace that we often don’t see. Grace is an infinite force. It is central to our existence...

The Restlessness of Ordinary Time

Posted by Guest Author on

As August marches quickly toward September, we find ourselves past the apex of daylight in the northern hemisphere, each day becoming slightly shorter than the last. We also find ourselves in the midst of that time in the church year called simply, “Ordinary Time.” Even if...

Ally the Intern (part 1)

Posted by Ally Moran on

If you know me, you know that I LOVE singing, I LOVE people, and I LOVE Jesus. Combine all these loves and you have an excited young woman on FIRE for God who loves to sing on the worship team and bring people into the basement of her favorite mill. On May 19th, I became Ally the Intern. I am...

Jesus The Homeless

Posted by John Emery on

I saw this article on NPR this morning, and it really challenged the way I picture Jesus... What do you think? Would you want this statue out in front of Harbor? A new religious statue in the town of Davidson, N.C., is unlike anything you might see in church. The statue depicts Jesus as a...

Big Bird in Boston

Posted by Doreen Majeau on

That is what Jesus is saying in Matthew 5:21-26. If you sin, you sin. There is no need for further description with the use of words such as mini, unintentional, mammoth, deserved or compensated when it comes to defining sin. Jesus is saying just that. Let’s call it what it is, a sin. Finch or...

What "puking my brains out" taught me this week

Posted by John Emery on

Some might consider me special... While people typically only get one stomach virus per season, I GOT TWO! In five days, no less. From Saturday to Sunday... I was a mess. Then healed and happy-go-lucky Monday and Tuesday, then again... explosively rejecting all foods and liquids (and words of...