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How to Avoid Being Just a But in the Pew

From the Reflections Column Archives 9-13-15) A But in a Pew “If only your service had more uplifting music, then I would consider attending church.” “If only your service had softer music, then I would consider attending church.” “If only the sermon was livelier, then I would consider attending church.” The reasons for missing out […]

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How to Build a Life Worth Living

Building a Life Worth Living by Kathryn C Lang from the Reflections and HOPE Archives 9-27-15 “The one with the most toys wins.” The idea and the images that come from this statement range from kids in a sandbox to grown adults on the golf course (or the lake). Society teaches that a life worth […]

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Make the Choice for Now

“In a minute.” I live in a house where this phrase is used with ease and comfort – and usually to mean that I never have an intention of doing what is being asked . . . in a minute, an hour, or ever. My children do it. I will ask them to fulfill a […]

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Breaking the Cycle of Do Nothing

Reflections and HOPE – Breaking the Cycle of Do Nothing I have the tools. I have the plan. I have the answers. They are all right there, lined up neatly in front of me. I choose to do something else – actually, I choose to do nothing at all. “You deserve some time off.” People […]

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Why I Quit church

I stopped attending regular worship service over a year ago. We are a one car family – and my older sons needed to be places on Sunday morning. That meant that we had to drive them there if we wanted to have access to the car. It was as good a reason as any. My […]

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