Author Archive: Rev. Dr. Jennifer Blake

Adult Discipleship – Diving into Advent

Spiritual Formation and Discipleship : Diving into Advent  Can it possibly be Advent already? It seems like we just finished packing away the Christmas decorations from last year. Time does seem to fly, more quickly every year, and once again, the whirlwind of activities and preparations that lead to Christmas have begun. If we’re not […]

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Going Deeper

Deeper Still  As I write this I am waiting (anxiously) to hear how my dad’s surgery went. After being postponed for a hospital scheduling mistake which lead to an extra two-day hospital stay, my worry meter is working overtime! Yet, at the same time I have a sense of peace and calm that all will […]

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Pastor’s Manna – Deeper

“Deeper”  It seems that only yesterday summer and in the blink of an eye it is already over. School is back in session and our Fall programs here at First are about to begin. Time goes so fast! When I was a little girl summer lasted forever! I can remember spending long summer days at […]

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Adult Discipleship: Mid-Summer Dreams

Mid-Summer Dreams  It is hard to believe that summer is at its halfway mark…whether that is half over or half still to come! Where did the time go? Someone told me today that the older we get the faster time goes…today I believe it! So I sit and wonder and dream a bit about where […]

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Adult Discipleship – Summertime!

Summertime! Summer at last! There is something so special about summer, it is less structured and in many ways spontaneous. Of course some of that depends on the weather…let’s be honest in Nebraska it always depends upon the weather! But with the summer comes play dates, vacations, later bedtimes and more opportunity to be together […]

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Adult Discipleship – Easter Togetherness

Easter Togetherness I love Easter time! The bright colors of spring as the flowers bloom and the trees begin to bud, The sound of birds chirping and squirrels squeaking. There is something special about the signs of new life that surround us as we prepare our hearts to celebrate Easter. It is a wonderful reminder […]

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