Pastor’s Manna

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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Pastor’s Manna

Easter People Did you know that Easter is more than just one day, but rather an entire season in the church? Eastertide, or the Easter season, is the 50-day period of time starting on Easter Sunday and ending on Pentecost Sunday.  Eastertide reminds us of the disciples’ lives as they waited for the sign to […]

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Pastor’s Manna

Are You a Follower? What does it mean to follow? In modern vernacular being a follower can have a negative connotation. It implies being of the herd mentality, unable to think for yourself, unwilling to set your own direction, or being mindless. Often we offer up another approach: you are either a Leader (GOOD!) or aFollower […]

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