Author Archive: Rev. Dr. Jennifer Blake

Adult Education – Going Deeper

I think it is safe to say that winter is over, and spring has finally sprung! The snow has melted and the signs of new life waking up from their winter’s nap are all around us. I love spring, especially after a long winter. The bright colors of spring as the flowers bloom and the […]

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Adult Education – Going DEEPER in Lent

Going DEEPER in Lent  I think of all the Seasons of the Church year, Lent is my favorite. It is a time of inward reflection, a season to take stock of one’s faith, and an opportunity for repentance and change. Over the years I have begun the practice of adding something to enhance my Lent […]

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Adult Education – Diving into 2019

A Season for Growing…  It is usually in the middle of winter, when things look the bleakest, that we can dig a little deeper and find a glimmer of new life that is just breaking through the surface. I believe it is the same with our spiritual life. As we go through the various seasons […]

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Adult Education – Diving into 2019

Diving into 2019  Well, it is hard to believe that 2018 is officially in the history books and 2019 is a blank page waiting to be written on. It is always an exciting thing the start of a new year! A new opportunity to write our story as we travel another year around the sun!  […]

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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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