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Pastor Zeke’s Blog

St. Patrick and the Shamrock

St. Patrick and the Shamrock

On Saint Patrick’s Day (and every day), remember that God is amazing. He is big enough to create the world and yet personal enough to send a young man named Patrick to share the Gospel with the Irish.

52 Years of Marriage!

52 Years of Marriage!

I’m sure that after 52 years of marriage, they’ve had plenty to forgive each for. But when they talked about forgiveness, it wasn’t with any sense of embarrassment or resentment. They talked about it with the wisdom of experience.

The Language of Love

The Language of Love

“I may speak in different languages, whether human or even of angels. But if I don’t have love, I am only a noisy bell or a ringing cymbal.” (ERV) Some people are fluent in multiple languages. I greatly admire them, because I am not. Still, the most important...

God Friended Me

God Friended Me

What if you received a friend request from God? No, this isn't intended to be a promo for the CBS series based on this premise that is still in its first season. But I have to admit that I like the concept. What if you received a friend request from God on the social...

A Mary Christmas Reflection

A Mary Christmas Reflection

In preparing for Sunday’s message, I was thinking about Mary, the mother of Jesus. She was likely just a teenager when she received the angelic news that she was going to be pregnant with the Messiah. You might think that should be a ticket to an easier life (being the Messiah’s mom should have plenty of perks, right?), but I don’t think it was.

Remembering to be Grateful

Remembering to be Grateful

Here’s my American Thanksgiving paraphrase: When you are enjoying all the good gifts God has blessed you with—a land with freedom you didn’t have to die for, infrastructure you didn’t build, inventions you didn’t design, and opportunities you didn’t create—then when you eat and are satisfied, be careful that you do not forget the Lord, who has blessed you so richly.