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Midcurrent Midweek – 8.11.21

Hey Midcurrent! Not even six months ago, we stepped up to the plate, took a swing, and (honestly, much to our surprise) knocked one out of the park! What exactly am I referring to?? I’m talking about MC YOUTH!! Truthfully, COVID halted any bit of momentum from the smallest beginnings...

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Let the Dark Come

It’s like a Ferris wheel, really. The line to ride never ends:  Dental visits, soccer schedules, what my sister-in-law thought of the unfinished trim in the dining room, mama failure.  (& all this before I got out of bed this morning.) Unfriendly passengers stepping one at a time into my...

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Midcurrent Midweek – 7.28.21

When I look around church these days, it dawns on me that we have a really great problem on our hands. There are a lot of people I don’t recognize!! 🙂 Despite the unique year we just experienced in the church, we are still seeing new people walk through our...

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Midcurrent Midweek – 7.21.21

Hey Midcurrent! I truly hope you are enjoying these summer months. I, for one, have had a whirlwind month of July. I’ve spent the month doing three things primarily: speaking, vacationing, and praying.  The month began with me speaking for a week (twice a day!!!) for a couple hundred people at a...

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The Other Side of the Dark

We just wrapped up a message series called Dangerous Prayers: 1. Search Me 2. Break Me and 3. Send Me. The second one got to me – here are my thoughts. “God purifies hearts.”  ~Proverbs 17:3. I would rather He not;  let’s be honest.  I am comfortable where I am. ...

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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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