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Let’s Go Fly a Kite! 
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June 14th is Music Appreciation Sunday, and I thought it might be kind of fun to use my devotionals over the next two weeks as a warm-up to my sermon on that Sunday. Today’s devotional is all about Mary Poppins. I love this movie. I love it! The story, the message, the acting, and of...

Why Sing? Why Not!
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Speaking to each another has existed in one form or another for a very long time. There are even languages from ancient history that are lost to the sands of time. For the most part, singing is elevated speech. When words will not cut it, singing must step in to have this dance. If languages...

Breathe
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To piggy back off of Alex’s devotional about the importance of sleep in relation to our mental health, I want to talk about the importance of breath (insert joke here). Duh, of course breathing is important! Seriously though, the quality of the breaths that we take is paramount to our...

A Symbol of Hope
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For the last six weeks, I have been spending my late evenings watching archive footage of lectures given by Joseph Campbell. Joseph Campbell was an American author, editor, and educator who examined mythology and the universal functions of myth in several cultures around the world. He is...

The Rainbow Connection
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As we continue to self-quarantine, I find myself looking for new ways to slow down. Yes, you read that correctly, “slow down”. The emotional challenges of sheltering in place are making the days fly by. I wake up. I blink. It is noon. I eat lunch. It is 4 pm. I am reading bedtime...

Where the Earth Meets the Sky
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I have always been fascinated and in love with the horizon, where the earth meets the sky. Whether sunrise or sunset, the tapestry of colors, shapes, and landscapes always stops me in my tracks, and I wonder out loud, “How Great Thou Art”. I love both the rising and the setting of...

All Things Bright and Beautiful
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Have you noticed the night sky lately? There is something different about it. Having grown up on a farm in a remote part of Indiana, viewing the magnificent, celestial bodies on a clear night is not something new for me. However, after living in the Chicagoland area for over ten years now, a...

This Will Be Our Answer
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Hello First Pres Family! As I am writing this on Tuesday, I thought it important to share that I did my daily walk outside in shorts! The warmth of the sun is a precious thing.  I have been thinking a lot about what life will look like when this pandemic is behind us. I understand that...

Ecclesiastes 2.0
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 Hello First Pres Family!  I’m sorry I can’t send a video again this time. Technology is being a rather fickle friend right now in some places. It makes me think that the beginning of Ecclesiastes chapter 3 should be updated. “There is a time for streaming, and a...

No One is Alone
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No one here to guide you, now you're on your own Only me beside you, still you’re not alone No one is alone, truly, no one is alone Sometimes people leave you half-way through the wood Others may deceive you, you decide what's good You decide alone, but no one is alone People make...