Friday Favorites

A Blast From the Past.

Just when I needed it!

It’s peaceful here.

The place was white as snow and pure as finest gold.

It had the look of new, yet had the look of old.

I felt like I was home, but felt so far away, In fear I thought to leave, but felt the urge to stay.

And then a silence fell like none I’d ever known.

I stood among the millions, I stood there all alone.

His face was like the sun, His eyes were like the sea, His voice was like the thunder rolling through eternity.

And… I saw the Lord He was high and lifted up and rightfully adored

And… I saw the Lord and He saw me And then from sleep awakened I looked into the night.

The darkness overtaken By a bright and shining light.

I couldn’t understand it I couldn’t reason how, And then my eyes beheld Him I wasn’t dreaming now

And… I saw the Lord He was high and lifted up And rightfully adored,

And… I saw the Lord And He saw me.


Kim Hill

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Until next time …

Two Thieves and a Savior

Short and sweet.

While driving today, I was listening to a podcast by Jentezen Franklin.

The entire listen was worth this.

We all want something.

We all need something.

Some times the thing we want isn’t what we need, and vice versa.

And some times the thing we need is right there with us all the time and we are unaware.

Jentezen told three stories, but the one that stuck with me is this one.

There was Jesus on the cross.

On each side of Him was a thief.

The Son of God; surrounded by thieves.

One recognized Him for who He was, and one did not.

Here’s the kicker; they were thieves.

The one on the left, the thief of the past.

The thief on the right, the thief of the future.

Jesus in the middle.

The only thing we need.

My interpretation; don’t hang out in the past, it’s already gone.

Don’t concern yourself with the future, you cannot control it.

Be present.

Be here.

See Jesus for what He is.

Let Him show you how to make the most of today while we still have it.

I’ll be right here, dwelling on this for a while.

Join me?

Story at 33.25

Until next time …

Live To Love

Like you and your families, your small groups, your clubs, your organizations, your churches;

We’ve seen enough. Enough hate and discontent. Spread from all sides.

Our church is very diverse. People of many different cultures attend. It was decided to show people on the outside, just what goes on on the inside.

Scripture tells us to love one another. In John 13:34 (ESV) it says; A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.

Pastor Ty told us this morning that to him, the new mural outside, is like a giant “sticky note” for our community.

The Idea
The Beginning

The News Coverage;

Please take a moment to hear what three of the pastors have to say about this endeavor.

New mural in Muscatine

A Welcoming Sight

Love one anther.

Until next time ,,,