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Evergreen Connection

Field Notes From the Climbing Crag

If you’ve ever stepped foot in my office, you’ve probably noticed that it’s a little messy and hung on the wall are some particularly odd pieces of gear. For those with experience in rock climbing outdoors, they would recognize them instantly as a life-saving pieces called CAMs (or camming devices). For those without rock climbing […]

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I Had a Dream

As I shared a few weeks ago in the sermon, I recently had an unusually vivid dream. I was preaching a sermon in the old building. The room was mostly full and everything was going fine. I remember Stacy Walters was there in his familiar place near the front and the atmosphere was good, like it […]

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A Beautiful, Flourishing Palm Tree

Psalm 92 was the appointed reading for the day and I smiled as I read the last verses. Gloria Staley went home to Jesus in the wee hours last Saturday morning and I testify that these words fit her well. The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon; […]

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New Difference Makers

Hi friends! I’m back from several weeks of summer travels. With Fall schedule right around the corner, I returned to discover I was wrong. For some time, I have been saying that if every parent helps either in Awana or once a month in weekend Nursery or Children’s Ministry that all our help needs will be […]

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Committing to Prayer

Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. You may ask me for anything in […]

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The Purpose of Beautiful Art

As is probably the case for some of you, I at least dabbled in art classes throughout my college years. Frustratedly, I worked my way through a photography class (I certainly didn’t know that photography would be so hard), and a drawing class without much success in either. It seemed that, despite my focus and efforts, I […]

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Helping Our Missionaries

EBC currently supports 17 missionaries both prayerfully AND financially. At times, some of our missionaries have needs that go beyond the amounts they receive in regular financial support. It is sometimes difficult for them to share additional financial needs with their supporting churches and families, but the EBC mission team has encouraged our missionaries to let […]

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Decision Evergreen Bible Church

I have to admit, it’s hard for me to get super excited about one-day evangelistic events. Yes, I’ve heard and read eye-popping statistics that declare millions of Americans coming to faith in Christ through them. Yet, at the same time, the church in America has continued to decline and our nation has become more and […]

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The Bell Strikes Again

Last Saturday night’s worship service included a delightful little story God has been writing for over a century.  It began in 1892 with the forging of 425-pound cast steel alloy bell.  Bells such as these were standard equipment for schools and churches in those days, and this one was apparently purchased out of the 1895 Montgomery […]

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Love Works

The past two weeks have been a wonderful break from my normal routines. One was a vacation week, but several friends argued it wasn’t a vacation because I was working at the church nearly every day. However, I could make a compelling argument that both weeks were vacation, at least, a vacation from my norm. Every day I put […]

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