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church/CHərCH/ noun: A building for public Christian worship.
tour•ist \ˈtu̇r-ist\ noun: one that makes a tour for pleasure or culture.

I think that will define this next year pretty well – we are visiting for pleasure or culture different places of worship over this next year. From July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013 we are not allowed to attend our church home. I often refer to it as our year of exile…and our year of opportunity. Although, we feel this separation on many levels, we also want to embrace this as a year of growth and renewal.

Thoughts on the First Sunday of Advent Dec 2nd 2012

     We didn’t go to church this morning. I have the beginning of a cold, was tired from over-doing yesterday, and just wanted to sleep in. Excuses, I know.  Some of you know exactly how I felt and some of … Continue reading

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Remembrance

At least one person had to have prayed for us because last Sunday I found myself humming “This is the Day” instead of “Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying”; both beautiful songs to contemplate on the way to church, but … Continue reading

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A “Dry Spell”

   I was doing so well with my writing about our church experiences – for a while – then we hit what I can only describe as a ‘dry spell’; a drawn-out period where we were unsuccessful in filling our … Continue reading

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Sunday, August 12, 2012 – A Good Worship Experience and Checked Boxes

It’s rather pitiful that I find myself mentally checking a list as I sit down in a church. It is my own version of Linus’ security blanket. If I see all I think I need, I can be less stressed, … Continue reading

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Sunday, August 5, 2012 – The Meaning of “Fine”

Before I wrote this post, Richard cautioned me, “You need to be careful about what you write.” “I know, sweetheart. If I have a bad experience at a church service, I really consider it my fault, not the fault of … Continue reading

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Lisa’s Bible

I love my Sunday School class, we are the Friends in Faith, we are. Knowing that I was not going to be able to be in the loving comfort and encouraging presence of these friends was one of the hardest … Continue reading

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Sunday, July 29, 2012 – A Small Church in Indiana Farming Country

Today, I am sitting in a sanctuary that is just as full as the one we sat in last week; last week around 2,000, today around 60 have gathered to worship. While visiting my family in Indiana I attended church … Continue reading

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