Tappity, Tap, Tap

Last week in church, we talked about the fruit of the spirit and Jill shared her thoughts: I don’t have a good relationship with the Fruits of the Spirit.  Or, I should say, I grew up with them, went to college for them, & choke on them now & again. ...

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Midcurrent Midweek – 6.2.21

A recent study by the Barna research group found that one-in-three practicing Christians have stopped attending church during COVID-19. They defined “practicing Christians” as those who “identify as Christian, agree strongly that faith is very important in their lives and attend church at least monthly (prior to COVID).”  Among this group of...

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Midcurrent Midweek – 5.19.21

It’s seems like a year ago at this time, we were making weekly updates about COVID-19 and it’s ever-changing influence on the life of our church. Thankfully that season of unending updates and pivot came to a close. But now some 12 months later, we wanted to take a moment...

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A Tale of Two Selves

I want to tell you the story of the watermelon & the cookie cutters.  Today, a beautiful sunny day in the woods of Wisconsin {stick with me here.  it gets worse; I promise.}, my 8-year-old came into the kitchen where I was preparing lunch.  He had seen the watermelon on...

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A Dirt Path Through The Wilderness

On Sunday, Sten said these words:  “The way of Jesus isn’t always the easy way, but we follow it anyway.”  I thought maybe if we could keep reminding ourselves how very ordinary the way of Jesus is, we could make things less hard for our worn out selves.  (Here’s hoping.)...

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Midcurrent, Meet the Carlsons!

When you walk through the doors of Midcurrent Church, there’s something different in the air. It’s a sense of feeling welcome. A sense of acceptance. A sense of belonging. Midcurrent’s vision, after all, is to be a place where real people and a real God meet. But does that notion...

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This. Is. Impossible.

On Sunday, Brian had us sing about waiting on God, & Sten talked about believing God for impossible things.  This is what came of that mash-up. This. Is. Impossible. I can still see it in my 9-year-old brain, Alice standing on the squares of a giant chessboard with the White...

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Midcurrent Midweek – 4.21.21

Hey Midcurrent, Have you ever noticed how many National something Days there are?  I’ll admit, many of these seem silly to me. There are, however, a few I can get excited about. For instance, National Donut Day. Who wouldn’t be excited for that?! What about National Pancake Day? Come on…that’s good!...

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Buy Extra Batteries

This week, we talked about the Bible…these are my thoughts! -Jill We’ve gotten pretty good at flashlights at our house. The structure is old, where we live. 80+ years. Which means outlets aren’t excessive, so neither are lamps. Which means when the little ones head upstairs at bedtime, they are...

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Midcurrent Midweek – 4.14.21

Hey Midcurrent, You ever have a week when you just feel kind of…blaah?? That’s how I’ve been feeling this week. The temperatures dropped significantly from a couple weeks ago. The sun hasn’t shown its face in what feels like forever. Snowflakes were even flying a day ago!  And on top of...

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