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Evergreen Connection

The Hardest Work

And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.  (Ephesians 6:18) If you are like me, three things are true: You know this Scripture, you believe this Scripture and you don’t apply this Scripture […]

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Redemption Stories Continued

Last month I wrote about the salvation stories that all of us who are in Christ have. I recounted the blessing that it is to hear these redemptive reports while sitting in on Membership Interviews. Again, you’d be wise to read these reports (often a click away in these connections emails) as you’re almost sure […]

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The $1200 Pie

“I can’t believe someone would pay $1,200 for a pie!”  That is one of the comments that has stuck with me since we had a fundraising auction 10 years ago, and this is good time to remember it. Evergreen was in the thick of the largest fundraising effort we have ever undertaken: Raising $1.25 million […]

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Evergreen’s Filipino Barn Raising

Before the age of commercial construction with cranes and hydraulic lifts, American communities came together to do barn raisings. Barns were essential for early farmers and yet required far more manpower than most could afford. So the members of the community would come together to quickly accomplish the primary framing, often on a single day. Barn raisings are […]

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Back Up and Running

In light of our upcoming EBC mission trip to Senegal at the end of June, please read the following update from Joel and Andi McMartin, our missionaries in Senegal, sent just today! 3 Months  We have been back now for 3 months.  It has been a whirlwind but we feel like we are fully back […]

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Redemption Stories

I know what you’ve done. I know about the horrible thoughts and the sinful actions. I know about your pride. I know about your jealousy. I know about your selfishness. I don’t need to see your sins projected onto a screen, I already know about them. I know your story. How? Because it’s my story […]

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My View From the Window

I beg you to indulge me a moment as I give a brief report on my knee surgery. I believe I saw something noteworthy. The surgery itself went so well it is almost embarrassing.  We left the house at 6:30am and I was home by 10:30am.  Everyone at the clinic was pleasant and helpful and […]

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Looking for Ligaments

Cartilage and ligaments are much on my mind these days as I look forward to surgery Friday to repair the meniscus I tore a few months ago, and the experience has opened my eyes in a number of ways. I now have significant empathy when I hear about knee injuries on sports talk radio where […]

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When Harry Became Sally

Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner announced in 2015 that he was now Caitlyn Jenner and since that time has been perhaps the most famous transgender person in the world. The sensational announcement from the iconic American set off a firestorm of discussion and debate following predictable lines, with progressives arguing that gender is simply a social […]

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Choosing Songs for Sunday

So, what songs would you like to sing at church this weekend? This is my week to lead worship and I have not quite finished planning the service. I figure if I solicit song suggestions I should be able to get enough to last us till Jesus comes. Or at least till summer. Actually, cancel that song […]

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