Why go to church?

Why go to church?

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You could fill your Sunday mornings with all kinds of activities. In a beautiful city like Austin, the options are endless. You could rent a kayak on Lady Bird Lake or take your dog for a run through Zilker Park. You could visit a museum,…

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Love and Belonging

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Some things just go together: peanut butter and jelly, macaroni and cheese, Batman and Robin Love and belonging go together like that. The whole human race is biologically, cognitively, physically and spiritually wired to desire and experience these two things. Without them life goes a…

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Lay Your Burden Down

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Every week, my mother walked from our home to a church in nearby town. She carried my baby sister while my three older siblings trailed behind her.  People stopped to offer her a ride but she refused. She not only carried my sister, she carried…

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Living As One Who Is Actually Alive

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Paul wrote a letter to a body of believers who, because of what they had been taught or told, were placing other things alongside Christ in significance and priority. He was writing with a heart to bring Christ back to the center of their lives….

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Shift Happens

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The chilly air bites my fingers and toes as fall arrives in Central Texas. Seasons shift. Change is constant. Just about the time I figure out my phone, my job, my kids – something shifts and I have to figure it out all over again….

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Your Move

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Three groups of people come to the scene of an accident.  Onlookers simply want to catch a glimpse of what happened. Reporters arrive to investigate what took place and find someone to blame. Paramedics move in with clear intentions – to bring healing and hope to the victims of…

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Trust and Choices

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Apparently there are some things angels refuse to do. Now they seem to get a kick out of freaking out human beings with their appearance. They are not above slapping someone on the side to wake them up. They unlock cell doors and swing open…

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Get Connected

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Way back in Genesis chapter 1 when God created the world, he admired his work. He said, “It’s good; it’s very good.”  But in Genesis chapter 2 God said something completely different. He said, “It is NOT GOOD that man should be alone.” This rings true today. We need each…

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What is Freedom?

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The corner news stand in the former Soviet Union offered a small selection of government approved reading –sterile, gray, mediocre material. Contrast that with a news stand in New York City. There you’ll find vibrant color, confident opinions and massive creativity. But shelved alongside the beauty of free expression…

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The Narrow Way

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Toward the end of Jesus’ most famous message he tells people there are two roads to choose from in this life. The road most people choose is wide and broad and it leads to destruction. But there is a road to life – to God. It is narrow and…

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