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Evergreen Connection

I Touched a Miracle

I already knew the story. I had followed it closely and prayed along with them as it was unfolding a year ago. But hearing Tom and Debbie Wood testify to the church body of God’s miraculous deliverance from Debbie’s deadly sarcoma cancer pumped life into my soul. It truly is one of the greatest miracles […]

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When Daylight Comes

“You’re burning a hole in the daylight!” barked the voice on the phone. There was no greeting or introduction, but we didn’t need one. Our neighbor’s voice was unmistakable, and after 100 years of life it was understandable that she might lack a few social graces. After all, she had lived through both World Wars […]

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A Time to Weep

The fog is heavy this morning, soaking everything. Even the spider webs sag under the weight of heavy droplets, threatening to snap. I usually enjoy the damp stillness of such mornings, but today it feels like sorrow. I got a call last night that Denise Marshall died unexpectedly. I was stunned, and it took me […]

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The God of Unlikely Tales

Our four-week sermon series on marriage and singleness is now over, for better or worse. For my part, I am both happy and sad to be moving on. I shared with a few people my feeling that this set of messages will likely be among those I remember most fondly when my preaching days are […]

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Single Mission Focus

When was the last time you spent a notable amount of time thinking and praying for people groups around the world to know the One True God? I’m not trying to come off as uber spiritual here. The immediate demands of life consistently seem to require all my attention and I have as hard a […]

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Theology of a Song – King of My Heart

Psalm 36:5-7 “Your steadfast love, O LORD, extends to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds. Your righteousness is like the mountains of God; your judgements are like the great deep; man and beast you save, O LORD. How precious is your steadfast love, O God! The children of man take refuge in the shadow […]

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Dave Had the Passion of Peter

Seven days ago, I got a text that our friend and brother Dave Tikunoff had died unexpectedly. This kind of notification is not unusual for me since I serve as a pastor, and I typically am able to do whatever is needed without much difficulty. But for whatever reasons, Dave’s death has hit me harder […]

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