GRACE & PEACE

Rev 1:4,5 “Grace and peace to you from him who is, and who was, and who is [coming], and from the seven spirits before his throne, and from Jesus Christ who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth.” Grace and peace. From the one who’s been around forever. From the one who is the most real being. From the one who’s on his way …

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TAKE A LONGER LUNCH

I recently attended a funeral to honor the memory of a friend’s loved one. My friend is also one of our staff members at church. I had many things to get done that day but knew I wanted to attend the funeral because I believe it’s important to create a staff culture that extends care and support rather than simply agendas and criticisms. So I left my office, desk cluttered with all sorts of paperwork, …

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