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Hope Holds Strong

Hope Holds Strong

“Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” –Galatians 6:2 This past Wednesday, several hundred people in the Sun Prairie community gathered downtown at the fire station to remember and reflect on the events that happened one year ago on July 10, 2018. There were many emotions as […]

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  July 15, 2019   No comments
Inspired H.O.P.E.

Inspired H.O.P.E.

“Bring the best of the first fruits of your soil to the house of the Lord your God.” –Exodus 23:19 This past weekend was the 33rd Annual Garage Sale at Sun Prairie United Methodist Church. It truly was a week of inspired H.O.P.E.! H.O.P.E. is our Four-year Ministry Plan and it was on full display […]

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  May 6, 2019   No comments
H.O.P.E. for Just Such a Time as This

H.O.P.E. for Just Such a Time as This

“For if you keep silence at such a time as this, relief and deliverance will rise for the Jews from another quarter, but you and your father’s family will perish. Who knows? Perhaps you have come to royal dignity for just such a time as this.” –Esther 4:14 The book of Esther is an Old […]

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  March 4, 2019   No comments
We Are The Ones

We Are The Ones

…and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God.” –Micah 6:8 In the conclusion of the book God’s Politics, by Jim Wallis, he speaks about a young African American woman named Lisa Sullivan, who died suddenly of a rare heart condition […]

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  January 21, 2019   No comments
Live in Joy … Act in Hope

Live in Joy … Act in Hope

“The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad, the desert shall rejoice and blossom; like the crocus it shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice with joy and singing.” –Isaiah 35:1-2a For the last many years at Christmas, I have pulled out a book of poems I have on my bookshelf. One of the poems is […]

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  December 24, 2018   No comments
Hidden Hope

Hidden Hope

“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for and the conviction of things not seen.” –Hebrews 11:1 Near the end of last week, we saw what seemed like a drastic change in seasons. A thin layer of snow covered the ground and silenced the crunch of any leaves left on lawns or in piles […]

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  November 12, 2018   No comments
The Tree of Knowledge

The Tree of Knowledge

“And the Lord God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground—trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.” –Genesis 2:9 Near a parking lot I use frequently is […]

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  May 14, 2018   No comments
Finding the Center

Finding the Center

“…and endurance produces character and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.” –Romans 5:4-5 Perhaps from time to time you get in a place where life feels like sheer endurance; you just grit your […]

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  March 19, 2018   No comments
Predicting H.O.P.E.

Predicting H.O.P.E.

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” –Romans 15:13 Friday, February 2nd is known as Groundhog Day and if you have been around Sun Prairie long enough, you know that we consider ourselves the […]

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  February 5, 2018   No comments
Hope is the Future

Hope is the Future

“Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then it was said among the nations, ‘The Lord has done great things for them.’” –Psalm 126 Last week, one of the daily devotionals in our church Advent devotional book was written by our Middle School LOGOS youth in their worship […]

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  December 11, 2017   No comments