It’s Not Luck-It’s God’s Favor

Happy St. Patrick’s Day
It’s not luck… it’s God’s favor.
John 1:16  From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another.


LENT

How are you observing Lent? Before the day gets away… take some time to reflect, repent and prepare for the season ahead.
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Making and Keeping Resolutions

Well, we are three weeks into the new year and I guess it’s time to talk about them…. New Year’s resolutions. Did you make one? I’m guessing if you did, it probably looks something like one of these. Here are the most common New Year’s

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How To Express True Gratitude

I absolutely love this time of year. One of the reasons is I am a “foodie”, that is I love to cook and I especially love to eat, and there is plenty of food to go around right now. I do my best to maintain throughout the holiday season but it’s tough. Despite my best efforts, I end up gaining a couple of pounds that I have to work to shed in the new year.
 
The other reason I enjoy this time of year is that it is a giving time of year. The Christmas gifts are flying back and forth and I especially like watching the children. I can remember back to when my children were growing up and the cycle repeats itself again as I watch my niece’s children and now my grandchildren. You’ve seen this, right? Kids get all wild with anticipation. They make out their lists

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Living Our Lives No Matter Whats Around Us

As the days get shorter and cooler I can’t help but think back to a couple of weeks ago and the kind of absolutely beautiful weather we had, sunny and 80 degrees! I couldn’t help but wish that it would stay that way the rest of the year and I know there are many of you that feel the same way.
 
See I’ve lost much of my tolerance for cold weather and all of the nonsense that goes along with it. Maybe it’s because I’ve lived with it all my life but I’m tired of the snow, icy conditions

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October 31st Trunk or Treat Lowell IN

Join Hope Church Lowell for “TRUNK OR TREAT” at Liberty Park in Lowell. This free event is open to the community! Decorated Cars/Trucks with LOADS of candy….🍬🍭🍫 FREE Hot Dogs, Drinks 🌭🥤,

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The Fruit Of The Spirit Word Search

Who likes a good Word Search? 🖐✋🖐✋🖐✋ Try this one “The Fruit of The Spirit”  Galatians 5:22-23 click

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What About Me?

My wife and I just passed our three year anniversary of moving to Lowell, Indiana. We’ve loved every minute of it. I often think about the path that brought us here. We had been living in Illinois and decided it was time to downsize and move out of the state. So, we put our house on the market and as luck would have it, sold our home more quickly than we had anticipated. We hadn’t done much house shopping but we had a plan. We found a house in Beecher that we could rent month to month while we looked for our next house. A little more than two weeks before we had to be out of our house, I got a call that the house we were planning

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The Story

Do you know the story of the Titanic? It was a huge ocean liner, a luxury cruise ship that was the toast of its time in 1912. It boasted an on-board gym, swimming pool, libraries, wireless telegraph (sorry, no WIFI), high-class restaurants and opulent cabins. Nothing like it had ever been launched before and it was the largest ship afloat at the time. It also happens to be something that has been studied in history as one of the worst maritime disasters

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Holding Onto Hope Only To Be Let Down

December 14, 2017 is the day that I said goodbye to the corporate rat race. I had been a sales rep with a medical device company for almost 15 years. When I started, things were good. We were a solid #2 player in our market. We had a good product line and some well received and innovative new products. But then, the company became stagnant. There was no research and development and no new products. No acquisition of new technologies. Meanwhile, all of our competitors were innovating like crazy and they passed us by like we were standing still.
 
During this time, there were several changes in upper management and no matter who was running the company at any given time, they all said the same thing, “We want to

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