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Posts from May 2015

Posts from May 2015

A Week of Loss, A Week of Hope

This week has been rough. Many of you know this firsthand because you’ve been working right alongside our staff as we pick up the pieces following the loss of Don Mauller. The pastoral staff expresses our sincerest appreciation and thanks for your help. More will be needed as little by little we recognize all that Don contributed to our church family. The loss of…

Are You Sleeping?

When Jesus found the disciples asleep in Gethsemane, his words express exasperation; “Couldn’t you men keep watch with me for one hour?” (Matthew 26:40) Mrs. White expounds upon this in The Desire of Ages (p. 713): “All the disciples, by sleeping in that critical hour, sustained a great loss. Christ knew the fiery ordeal through which they were to pass…Had those hours in…

To Whom Does the Battle Belong?

On a recent trip, Pastor Chad and I were able to stop for a few moments at the Antietam battlefield in Western Maryland. If you’re a student of American history, you know that the Battle of Antietam was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War, with almost 23,000 men losing their lives within just a few short days in September of 1862. Strategically, the major objective…

Fulfillment of Hope

You’ve probably heard it said that, as Christians, we have hope. We speak of hope to encourage each other during times of death and sorrow. We sing about hope in worship; “My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.” Not too long ago, the word hope was infused into popular vernacular during the 2008 presidential race as then Senator Barack Obama…