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Happy New Year 2023 from Kalkaska Church of Christ

What’s NEXT (New EXciting Time)

What’s NEXT (New EXciting Time)Another year is almost in the books.  How has 2022 been for you?  If you did an assessment of the year, would you label it, “Exceeded Expectations,” “Met Expectations,” “Neither Exceeded nor Met Expectations,” “Did not Exceed Expectations,” “Didn’t even come close to Exceeding or Meeting Expectations,” or “I didn’t have any expectations”?And what topics or headings would you use to decide how the year was?  Would you look at your financial situation now compared to How COVID has affected us
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Ode to My Coworkers

Andy is our fearless leader…but his wife Lisa, you have to meet her, together they make a hospitable team helping guide us toward heaven…what a dream!  The Severi Family is pretty special they allow Christ to use them as a vessel Tim knows everything technology, and Anita must have a minor in psychology!  Ephraim and Molly are the new kids on the block they have the keys to teenagers unlock Miss Freya is as sweet as can beWe are thankful How COVID has affected us

This just in: Wise Men Kicked out of Christmas!

I know this is the time for holiday cheer and for great joy to fill our lives. Most of us have already adorned our tree with ornaments and lights, we’ve filled our home with festive decorations, and we’ve no doubt put our nativity scenes in place.One of the things I remember most about Christmas time growing up was having to listen to my mother complain every time we passed by a nativity scene that had the wise men at the How COVID has affected us
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DISTRACTIONS

Focus on the Team – Part 3 This month we are wrapping up “Focus on the Team” with part 3, Distractions. We’re going to be talking about distractions that occur in the Christian life. If you missed part 1 and part 2, you can read those on my blog, Writer’s Block.  Just a little recap before we just into this month’s topic. Using a baseball comparison, Christians make up a team which is the church. Our coach is Jesus Christ and He is our How COVID has affected us
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Of Candy and Toothaches

Every Halloween I have to stop and ask myself whether we should, as a church, be promoting, encouraging, and participating in this holiday.  Let’s face it, when you think about Halloween the mind quickly goes to scary, witches, ghosts, and goblins.  I know it’s fun and there are many other costumes that have nothing to do with scary themes. Paul said in 1 Corinthians 9:22-23, “To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all How COVID has affected us
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Focus on the Team – Part 2

Who Is Our “Team”? I wrote last month about Aaron Judge and his New York Yankees. Aaron was laser-focused on his role on the team and their goal to win baseball games. (Update: The Yankees made the post-season playoffs and are currently leading their best-of-seven series against the Cleveland Guardians by 1 game to none.)  The New York Yankees, aka Bronx Bombers, are arguably one of the most successful sports teams in the United States. They have won 40 American How COVID has affected us
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Armrests

Do you have good armrests? You may be thinking…in my car? In a movie theater? On my recliner? I’m referring to some Moses armrests.  In Exodus, Moses was dealing with some grumpy Israelites. They were thirsty. So he took them to find water, but while trying to get water they were attacked by the Amalekites. Moses sent Joshua to lead the Israelites into battle and remained on a hill with his staff in his hands, praying and crying out to How COVID has affected us
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All it Needs is a Little Miracle-Gro!

We all know what Miracle-Gro is.  You use it in your veggie garden, flower garden and even your lawn to get bigger and better plants.  Miracle-Gro boasts that if you use it (as Directed) you can grow plants twice as big!  Double the yield, that’s quite the improvement! Jesus and the New Testament uses a lot of agricultural analogies. Jesus describes those who believe in him, the gospel, and the kingdom of heaven in many ways. People who believe in him are How COVID has affected us
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Focus on the Team – Part 1

On Monday, August 29, Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees hit his 50th home run of the season. He leads the MLB in home runs this year as the Yankees pursue the World Series pennant. The post-game interview went like this, “It’s just another number,” said Judge, who was intentionally walked twice Monday before going deep. “It’s great, but I’m kind of upset we lost. It’s a close game we could’ve won.”“I’m not downplaying it. I just don’t like How COVID has affected us
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They’re Baaaaack

Yes, the students are back in school.  The teachers and admin folks are back in school (and that group has probably been back for a couple of weeks).  And, yes, our discipleship programs are back and getting ready to kick off (have you signed up yet?).  So, let’s look at a comeback story in the Bible. In the book of Exodus, chapter 2, we read that Moses was born, his mother hid him in a basket by the Nile river, How COVID has affected us