Are We a “Scrappy Church”? (By Tim Hunsicker)

This Sunday is Saint Patrick’s Day, a day marked by many people talking about luck and good fortune. I have taken the simple stance that “luck is for rabbits!” If you don’t understand, just think about the superstition that a rabbit’s foot brings good luck to the one who holds the foot, obviously not to the rabbit who lost the foot!
    

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Remember (By Dan Adams)

Memory is a powerful gift from God. We’re able to recall facts, figures, and past events instantly if we want to. We have the mental ability to relive some of our favorite moments. Walks down memory lane transport us back to times and places we enjoy revisiting. I love to remember the events of May 26, 2001, when I married my wife.
    

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Hard to Say Goodbye (By Matt Williams)

One of my favorite singing groups is BOYZ II Men! Okay, they’re not a Christian group, and most of you probably don’t even know who they are, but they sing a song entitled, “It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye”. Here are some of the words:
 
How do I say goodbye to what we had?
The good times that made us laugh, outweighed the bad.
I thought we’d get to see forever, but forever has blown away.
It’s so hard to say goodbye to yesterday.
    

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Who Are You? (By Matt Vince)

This past weekend my leadership team, our students, and I were able to get away for our annual Winter Retreat. This year, our theme verse was Mark 12:30: “And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” Over the course of the weekend, we looked at what it means to love God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength.
    

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