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Sara's Update 7/18

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As I did a yoga-type stretching video the other month, something the instructor said caught me off guard. Of course he was talking about stretching, but his advice it can be applied to any situation in life. He said, “The stretch needs to feel right. These poses may not even feel good to...

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Austin's Update 7/18

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At the tail end of June, Sara and I drove to a marriage conference in Dallas. The conference was led by a Christian marriage and family therapist named Dr. Corey Allan. I heard about this conference from listening to his weekly podcast, entitled Sexy Marriage Radio. Don’t let that title...

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Austin's Update 6/19

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One of my favorite parts of working in our church is experiencing the diversity within our membership. In a given week, I can meet with a family to talk about baptizing an infant, parents beginning a new stage of life, while I can also meet with a family making plans for a funeral. I love...

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Sara's Update 6/19

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We learned a lot during our first season of gardening last year. We learned that growing pumpkins wasn’t the best use of our limited space. We also learned that while it was fun to grow a variety of herbs, it wasn’t very practical to pick, clean, chop, and store all of those herbs...

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Austin's Update 5/16

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We have some exciting news for the month of July! Mark your calendars for each Sunday, starting on July 1st. We are going to have one Sunday morning worship service for the month of July. We’ll be meeting at 10am each week, worshiping in the sanctuary each Sunday. On that last Sunday of...

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Lessons from the Garden: Risks

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BE WILLING TO TAKE RISKS & EXPERIMENT ~ Now that another gardening season is upon us, I am learning new lessons from the garden. The first lesson I’ve learned is “be willing to experiment.” Karen Johnson gave me some gardening books and in one of them, a master gardener...

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Austin's Update 4/17

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As Sara and I strive to raise our children to know the love of Jesus, we frequently ask ourselves what we need to be teaching them, how we need to be model certain behaviors, or having specific conversations with them. It often feels like a moving target, to be honest. Our kids challenge us with...

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Sara's Update 4/17

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On April 9th I received a puzzled look from 3 and 4 year olds when I told them: “we’re going to plant our garden today!” One of them responded: “but it’s snowing!!” I smiled and nodded. Then, I revealed that we would begin our garden inside in plastic cups...

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Sara's Update 3/20

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On March 15th, members of the councils of North Central Iowa Presbytery, Prospect Hill Presbytery, and Des Moines Presbytery met together to hear a vision of collegiality for the future. Over 30 pastors and ruling elders listened to this vision and heard the story of the 3-year-long process of...

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Austin's Update 3/19

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We have exciting news coming up! I can’t tell you just yet, though. We will unveil the news on Easter Sunday in both worship services. Our staff has been making plans for this announcement for the last few months and we can’t wait to let you know. So mark your calendars for Easter...

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