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Life Transitions

Life would be boring if everything stayed the same all the time. But change—changing jobs, relationships, locations, life stages—requires us to adapt, and that can be stressful. How can we, with God’s help, transition well?

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Lord, Teach Us to Pray… (Part 2)

The Lord’s Prayer can be an incredibly rich resource to focus our prayers beyond ourselves. In addition, praying though the Lord’s Prayer keeps the distractions at bay.

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Lord, Teach Us to Pray (Part 1)

Jesus’ closest followers were taught so much from him. He taught about the Law, the Kingdom of God, love, trusting the Lord, and on and on, but the disciples only asked him to teach one thing: In Luke 11:1 they ask, “Lord, teach us to pray.”

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Hope in the Face of Trauma

If our hope is rooted and grounded in God, our hope is based on a track record of grace and resurrection. Jesus reminds us that God cares for the birds of the air, but his care for us is much greater.

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Quiet Time

Growing and maturing Christians have quiet time with God. It’s part of what makes them growing and maturing Christians. But not everyone values or has a quiet time, and I want to explore that in this post. 

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Bible Study Beginnings:

Bible study is breathing deeply from the very breath of God, and when we breathe that deeply, we are made more alive.

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Being a Disciple

What exactly is a disciple? Or the better question, who is a disciple? That is the topic of this post. 

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Making Disciples

Some years ago, a seminar speaker asked a group of pastors what the fruit of an orange tree was. I thought it was a trick question. The answer was obvious.

The First Words

The First Words

We’re starting something new. We’re creating a platform for the leaders at this church to give voice into the conversations of the day.

Who We Are

The mission of First Presbyterian Church is to make and mature disciples for Jesus Christ.

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