Pastor’s Manna

Pastor’s Manna – Lenten Practices

Lenten Practices  Have you ever wondered what the season of Lent is all about? Why do some people give things up? Why do all these places suddenly advertise fish? How is this related to our faith?  The Catholic church began a tradition that a person would give up something for Lent, remembering the 40 days […]

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Pastor’s Manna – New Year, New Start

New Year, New Start  What does the New Year mean to you? I always love how with a new year, everything resets. New Calendars, new files, new goals… new chances!  I remember growing up, it meant a struggle to figure out what New Year’s resolution I would be trying to keep. What was worthy of […]

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Pastor’s Manna – ‘Tis The (Busy) Season

‘Tis the (Busy) Season  I have always loved Christmas. I especially enjoyed the midnight candlelight service, lighting the candles of all the people who had come to worship. We would always start at 11:00pm and when worship was finished, it was Christmas.  Like most children, Christmas was always a magical time of gifts, family, parties, […]

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Pastor’s Manna – Sabbatical Time

Sabbatical Time  As most of you know, for the later part of the summer I took a sabbatical. This Sabbatical had a specific focus of trying to renew various relational aspects of my life that I have not been able to focus on while I was serving as a pastor over the last 10 years […]

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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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Pastor’s Manna – Pentecost People

I wrote last month about the need for us to be Easter people. Easter people are living in the knowledge and confidence that God loves them so much that He came up with a plan to bring about salvation for them. Easter people know that this was not earned or deserved, but a freely given […]

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