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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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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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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Let It Creak Open

This week we talked about doors. Especially, the ones we find ourselves locked behind- fear, pride, addiction, comparison, anxiety. Because of what Jesus did on the cross, the door has been unlocked. So why is it so hard to walk through sometimes? Jill Britz shared her thoughts. I can’t remember...

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I’d Rather Not, Thanks.

We’ve learned a lot walking through the Art of Neighboring message series….mainly, the BLESS acronym: Begin with prayer. Listen well. Eat together. And this last week, we talked about what it means to Serve. Jill Britz shared her thoughts with us… I’d Rather Not, Thanks. Maybe “serve” isn’t a wrecked...

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