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Statistical Anomalies (At Least to Me)

Sometimes it’s weird trying to write things as a pastor, because I constantly think people will get the wrong idea about the point I’m trying to make. I know I say, “It’s weird,” but it still doesn’t stop me…so here goes. I saw this statistic today about people who...

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Some Good News

If you have been at Element over the last few months you have been taking part in our series through the book of Proverbs that we have been calling “Counter Culture.” It is a series to look at practical ways that followers of Jesus can live out in our lives the great...

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What if Singleness is Your Normal? Part 3B

“Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come.”  Proverbs 31:25 Editor’s note: Holly’s last blog ended up being long enough that we broke it into 2 weeks. You can find the first half of this BLOG HERE.) Holly has been sharing her story of...

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What if Singleness is Your Normal? Part 3A

“Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come.”  Proverbs 31:25 Last week, we began looking at the points from Aaron’s sermon on singleness and how they have realistically played out in my own life. I am sharing my story of singleness with...

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What if Singleness is Your Normal? Part Two

“Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.”  Proverbs 4:23 Last week I left you on a bit of a cliff hanger. I shared how God brought me back to Santa Maria and how the attitude of my heart was challenged as He was guiding me home....

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What if Singleness is Your Normal? Part One

“The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.” Proverbs 16:9 I love my life. Truly, I do. However, my life does not look like the typical almost-forty-year-old woman’s life. There is no husband to love, no children of my own to nurture, and no...

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The Dreaded Category

Before I share my thoughts regarding singleness I would like to state the views and opinions expressed are based on my experiences and interpretation of Christ living in my life. This past Sunday Aaron gave a sermon on singleness and my first thought was, “If I have...

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I Am The Monkey

There is this old saying that goes, “Monkey See Monkey Do.” It means when we see someone do something dumb, we are more inclined to do that dumb thing. Today I was the monkey when I had an encounter that revealed how terrible I am and how my natural reactions are NOT...

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The Accumulative Effect of Bad Knowledge

A few weeks ago Element started a new sermon series going through the book of Proverbs. Proverbs is a book that is centered in wisdom, how to live in God’s world in a way that reflects who He is and what He has done in our lives. As a matter of fact Proverbs is part...

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Community Good Friday 2018 – Why Have You Forsaken Me

Every few years I am asked to take part in a community Good Friday service. In these services we cover the 7 last statements of Jesus. Various preachers from the community are each given one of these that we share (for 5-7 minutes) as a reflection of why we call Good...

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