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Repair and Restore

Pastor's Ponderings

Dear Glen Mar,
Last week we talked about how to overcome fear, in favor of faith and love. This week, we’ll address what God gives us to overcome the fatigue of a long COVID season, and the fatigue of brokenness. Are you “tired of being tired?” Is there a balm in Gilead? Yes. Come worship with us online this…

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Fear Not

Pastor's Ponderings

Dear Glen Mar,
Last Sunday’s theme was “A God Who Overcomes” as part of our Overcome: Hope and Healing in the New Year. This week we will (I promise) look at how God helps us overcome “fear.” The Bible is full of situations where people’s fear is the thing that gets in the way of their relationship with God…

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Faith Over Fear

Pastor's Ponderings

Dear Glen Mar,
I’m grateful for those that joined us for prayer (either on Zoom or on your own) on Tuesday to pray for our nation and for peace. Like many of you, I have watched in shock and horror as our capital was overrun by rioters who broke windows, chased police officers, and vandalized spaces. I have never…

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The Fulcrum

Pastor's Ponderings

Dear Glen Mar,
‘Give me a place to stand, and I will move the whole earth with a lever.’ -Archimedes Archimedes (c. 287-c. 212 BCE), a Greek philosopher and mathematician, noticed that if a lever was balanced in the correct place, on the correct fulcrum, it could move proportionally much greater weights than the force actually applied. He calculated…

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Merry Christmas…and a Word about Worship

Pastor's Ponderings

Dear Glen Mar,
Merry Christmas! As you may know, Christmas is not just one day, it’s a whole season (hence the song “12 Days of Christmas) that starts on Christmas Day and runs through Epiphany on Jan. 6. My prayer for you is that this Christmastide can be full of meaning and peace and health and joy. I’m so grateful for the celebrations of Christmas Eve, and for the ways that Christmas was NOT canceled this year!

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