7/6/14 Sermon Notes/Memory Verse/ Reading Plan

“The Spirit of True Freedom” Galatians 5:1; 13-25 *The Holy Spirit…The 3rd Person of the Trinity (with the Father and the Son), The Paraclete/Advocate, The One who comes along side, THE Holy Spirit; The HOLY Spirit; The Holy SPIRIT. *What happens when the Holy Spirit shows up among His People? Personally? Corporately? *Freedom…Freedom to Live for…

7/4/2014 – Emotion and Distance

http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2014/06/30/326954812/an-algorithm-is-a-curator-at-the-sept-11-museum Daniel 12: 1-13. While fixing dinner on Monday, I heard a story on NPR about the newly opened 9/11 museum. These words stopped me in the middle of slicing mushrooms: “nearly every inch of the Sept. 11 museum is designed to evoke emotion. With one big exception: The exhibit “Timescape” is designed to create…

6/3/2014–No Limits

Daniel 11:36-45 It’s good to be young. Some of the time. For certain things. It’s nice to have the never ending fountain of energy. I was an active kid. I played basketball. I played soccer year round. I biked when I could. Needless to say I could run or bike for miles. By the age…

07/02/2014 – From Despair, Courage

Daniel 11:20-35 Nebuchadnezzar takes Daniel and 3 others prisoner during the rule of Jehoiakim.  He promotes Daniel to a high position for interpreting his dreams by the power of his God.  Daniel remains in his post through generations of kings after Nebuchadnezzar. Our chapter and verse of Daniel picks up with the angel Gabriel describing…

7/01/14 – Taco Truck Tuesdays.

Daniel 11:1-19 I remember someone once telling me: “Everything you do, do as if you were doing it for God.” I thought it was such a lovely quote at the time. Now I realize that it’s rather ridiculous and impractical. If I were to brush my teeth as if I were brushing them for God, I…

06/30/14 – So what? Why should I, like, care?

Daniel 9:20-27 Note:  This blog post will make more sense if you go online and read the comments to my blog post from last Monday, and then read Jean Hamilton’s blog post and the comments from last Wednesday.  I’m carrying on from that discussion. There are a lot of reasons why the apocalyptic visions of…

6/29/14 Memory Verse/ Reading Plan

Passages Read in the Sermon from the Common English Bible Isaiah 1:2 Hear you heavens, and listen earth, for the Lord has spoken:
I reared children; I raised them, and they turned against me! Isaiah 1:4 Doom! Sinful nation, people weighed down with crimes,
 evildoing offspring, corrupt children!
They have abandoned the Lord,
despised the holy one of Israel;…

6/26/2014–Mister Grinch and the Game of Thrones

Daniel 8:15-27 No less of an authority than Dr. Suess knows one thing for certain: some things are hard to understand. For the Grinch that stole Christmas, he was dumbfounded that Christmas came despite no boxes, ribbons, or tags. He was so confused “he puzzled and puzzled ’till his puzzler was sore.” We should be relieved…

Daniel Windtalker

06/25/14-Daniel Windtalker Daniel 8:1-14    The last of the Windtalkers died  this month. Chester Nez of the Navaho Nation died June 4, at the age of 93, and was buried with military honors in Santa Fe. He and his fellow “wind talkers” were credited with greatly  advancing the war effort in the Pacific. The code…

6/24/14 – For they shall be comforted

Daniel 7:15-28 We experienced some huge earthquakes while I was in Nicaragua, up to 6.5 on the Richter scale.  Maybe that’s not what you consider huge, but growing up in Wenatchee, I’ve never experienced anything like it.  I thought aftershocks consisted of 1 or 2 little subsequent shakes.  Well.  After about ten more terrifying jolts(which would…