Waking Up!

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WAKING UP!

Every Wednesday we send out an email called Waking Up! that comes with a variety of information about things going on at the church, and we include a weekly blog post.  You can catch those posts below - or you can subscribe to the email here.  

What's good about 2020

by: Brent Wood

10/15/2020

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This year has been a rough one, no doubt.  The pandemic has created incredible fallout that has affected us all.  But beyond that we have had to / needed to deal with the issue of racism, but it has had all kinds of crazy repercussions.  And to describe our current political scene as turbulent is probably a significant understatement.  Yikes.There have been, however, some good things about this year.  Families have been able to spend...
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There's no name for me (evidently)

by: Brent Wood

10/07/2020

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A person who makes maps is called a cartographer.  A person who collects maps is called ... wait for it ... a map collector.  Seriously.  That's the best we can do?There was a time in my life when I was a social studies / world geography teacher.  I think it was then that I became really interested in maps.  So I decided to collect them.  But I wasn't a very good collector.  My collection never got very large.  I f...


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Last Wednesday

by: Brent Wood

10/06/2020

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Back at the beginning of 2020 my wife and I bought tickets to visit our daughter out in Los Angeles.  Her husband was graduating from his program, and we wanted to be there to celebrate with him.  Alas, his commencement was cancelled so we stayed home and watched the ceremonies on Zoom.  But we still wanted to see them.  So we rescheduled our tickets for June - and I got sick.  It was this little tiny fever that lasted about 30 hours - but it ...
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Real Football

by: Brent Wood

09/09/2020

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Fall means football. And some of you are primed and pumped to get this season off the ground. Um,may I remind you that real football is played with your feet, not with your hands. In America, we call it soccer. It's always been my favorite sport to play - and I have had a ton of fun coaching it, too.In the past, the coming of fall meant that I would be coaching my middle school charges (both boys and girls) again. In the spring, I would coach in the...
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Prayers for the school year

by: Brent Wood

09/02/2020

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While most schools are back in session, we recognize that huge challenges await our students, our parents and our teachers. Today we wanted to offer a prayer for all of them, and would invite you to join in praying for them, especially this week.A prayer for students:Dear Heavenly Father,We're grateful to know that you love our kids more than we do. That gives us assurance as we face these uncertain times knowing that you are looking out for th...


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Are you listening?

by: Brent Wood

09/02/2020

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While I doubt that any of us has enjoyed the COVID situation, I'm sure that with a little prompting you could probably identify some positives. Maybe yours would be the fact that you have been able to work from home and avoided a long commute. Maybe with less opportunity to shop you have been able to pay down some debt. Maybe you've simply been able to spend more timewith your kids. And maybe you've been able to step back and rethink some priori...
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Olympic Doughnuts

by: Brent Wood

07/22/2020

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One of my recent reads has been a book called Rejection Proof by Jia Jiang. It's the story of a young man who realized he had an unhealthy fear of rejection, so he set out to desensitize himself to the experience by deliberately trying to get rejected every day for 100 consecutive days.On Day One he asked the security guard at his office building if he could borrow a hundred dollars. He was told no.On Day Two
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Playing the "What If" Game

by: Brent Wood

07/15/2020

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Yesterday morning I was sitting on my couch and reading my Bible when I noticed something out of the corner of my eye (how exactly do round eyes have corners, anyhow?). It was a hot air balloon floating by in the morning sky. It looked very peaceful and serene and like something I would never like to try. Believe me, going up in a balloon is not on my bucket list. No thank you.If I'm honest, I don't do well with heights. Those sky scrapers that have th...
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My Teeter Totter Theory

by: Brent Wood

07/08/2020

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First, we need to decide if the playground equipment above is a teeter totter or a see saw.  Where I grew up, it was called a teeter totter.  And if was a very important piece of equipment to me.  You see, I have trouble with motion sickness.  Merry-go-rounds were like an easy ticket to the nurse's office.  Even the swings gave me the yuckies.  So really the only thing I could play on was the teeter totter. But...


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