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Thanks, Lent! I Can Feel My Toes Again

I’ve never been good with New Year’s resolutions. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good self-improvement plan. I’m a personal-growth junky. But every year, without fail, at the stroke of midnight on December 31, a switch flips inside me. If I were a cat, I think it would look something like this. On December […]

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Advent: Where’d the Warm Fuzzies Go?

“I will make rivers flow on barren heights, and springs within the valleys. I will turn the desert into pools of water, and the parched ground into springs.” Isaiah 41:18 Every year I look forward to the day after Thanksgiving when I can – in good conscience – turn my radio dial to the Christmas […]

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Soul Training Exercises: Good and Beautiful Community

“The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.” Galatians 5:6 Join us this Fall at Vineyard North as we read “The Good and Beautiful Community” and continue our ‘Soul’ training exercises together. This is the third and final book in James Bryan Smith’s “Good and Beautiful” Apprentice Series. We’ll spend the next […]

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How to Reset Your Mind

You are loving. You are joyful. You have peace. You are patient. You are kind. You are good. You are gentle. You are faithful. You are self-controlled. That is Christ in you! The real question is, do you believe it? Living the transformed life starts with a change of mindset. But how does that happen? […]

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The Sabbath: Making it Work for My Family

Taking a Sabbath – an intentional time of rest. Seriously? Who has time for that? No matter what season of life you’re in – school, career, marriage, kids, empty nester (they tell me they’re busier than ever, but as a mom with four young kids, I don’t know if I buy it!!) –  life is […]

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Join us for Spring ‘Soul’ Training

Are you ready for spring? Most of us are all too ready to see the sun again, stretch our legs, smell the rain, prep the garden or get out the golf clubs. Bring on the fresh air! In the spirit of springtime, we’re inviting you to join us for Lent (the 6 weeks preceding Easter) […]

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Ashes, Dust, Death. Say What, Lent?

“It’s Lent 2014. You’ve never had this Lent before. It’s new. Let it be a good journey.” — Fr. Pat Grile, St. Alphonsus Parish I got ashed this morning. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to. What’s the point of having the black cross (that quickly turned into a black smudge that faded into a […]

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Spring Soul Training Guide

Special Events for Lent: Friday, March 25, 6 pm: Good Friday Worship Service Sunday, March 27, 9 & 11 am: Two morning Easter services; invite someone along! Soul-Training Exercises Select some new habits and activities from the list below to try out during the next 40 days. We’ve compiled a list of Soul-Training Exercises from […]

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VIDEO: the meaning of Lent

For men and women who want to go deeper in their understanding of the Bible, theology, and church history, “Seven Minute Seminary” (from Asbury Seminary; Seedbed Ministries)provides short instructional videos like this one.

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