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The Right Stuff

The Right Stuff  Do you ever wonder whether you’ve got ‘the right stuff’?  The Apollo astronauts had it … your favorite sports team has it (sometimes) … political candidates work very hard to convince voters that they might have it.   We want our children to believe that they have what’s needed to meet big challenges. …

A Seat at the Table

Tomorrow, and throughout this weekend, many families will spend some much-needed time enjoying each other’s   company and observing time-honored traditions. Meals will be prepared, laughter will be shared, and if all goes well, we will remember what we are thankful for going into this holiday season. We will sit down at the table together and…

You Are the _____ of the Earth

You Are the _____ of the Earth Easy question: What word did Jesus use to fill in the blank in the title of this article from the Sermon on the Mount? Matthew 5:13 is a familiar verse to most Christians, and I’m sure you know the missing word is salt. In the next verse,  Jesus…

Harvest Sunday!

Harvest Sunday!  This Sunday (or today, depending on when you read this) is Harvest Sunday. Long-time Northsiders know that this has been a longstanding tradition that does a lot of good for a great group of folks who are doing a great deal of good in our community. An additional bonus: The abundance of food…

CAN I AFFORD THAT?

CAN I AFFORD THAT? I received a text message this week that informed me my Hulu subscription was about to be renewed. I don’t remember all the details, but a year ago I saw an offer for Hulu at 99 cents a month for one year. I ran some quick calculations and concluded we could…

Channel the Flannel & Axes to Axes!

Channel the Flannel & Axes to Axes! I recall thinking a few weeks ago about how I was looking forward to this month’s men’s event. I’m that guy who’s an adrenalin seeker, a tad bit competitive, and pretty much open to just about anything that’s fun and interesting. So, the idea of picking up an…

Just One Example of Christian Service at Northside

Just One Example of Christian Service at Northside Northside can be described in several ways: Faithful – Generous – Loving – Passionate – Sharing.  Perhaps my favorite description would be Serving.  Consider these Bible verses: “Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.” (1 John 3.18).  “Therefore,…

 Serving in love

Serving in love Last Thursday I ran into the church building to grab some important paperwork for a  meeting. I entered the building through the north door, which is unusual for me on a workday, but I’m glad I did because I got to witness a Northside servant hard at work behind the scenes. Donna…

Help Our Guests Feel Welcome

Help Our Guests Feel Welcome Do you remember when you were the new kid in class?  When I was five I went to kindergarten in Louisiana. It was a neat school where each kid had his own stick horse hanging on the wall with his name above it. On the first day of school when…