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January 19, 2012 // 0 Comments

The End is Near! Or Isn’t! by PASTOR SCOTT SWIX Hope Community Church, Rockford The year 2012 is here! The world did not end in 2011 as some predicted. Though others are convinced the Mayan calendar, Nostradamus, Biblical prophecy and other signs assure us that this year is the last year. Well, perhaps. But I’d not bet on it. That’d be a silly bet anyway, wouldn’t [...]

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January 12, 2012 // 0 Comments

God holds the future by REV. LAURIE TENHAVE-CHAPMAN First Congregational Church, Rockford As I walked my dog around the lake in temperatures nearing 50 degrees, I thought back to the headliner forecasts in November. “Harsh Winter Ahead” the meteorologists warned from the newspaper, broadcast studio and Internet news. I remember thinking, “How do they know?” If the [...]

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January 5, 2012 // 0 Comments

A pat on the back, kick in the seat by PASTOR JON HUIZENGA River Rock Church A quick scan of Facebook shows people are processing their return to life after the holidays. Some are depressed. Some are unmotivated. A few are launching full speed ahead. How are you? Personally, I’m a mixture: part melancholy, part gung-ho. At times like this, I can use both a pat on the [...]

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December 29, 2011 // 0 Comments

Give Yourself a Little Rest by REV. HELEN H. COLLINS North Kent Presbyterian Church It’s the week after Christmas. Soon it will be time to take down the tree, pack away the ornaments and other decorations. My mom always set out all the Christmas cards we received on every flat surface in the dining room and living room and it was a sign that the holidays were done when [...]

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December 22, 2011 // 0 Comments

A Journey of Christmas with Joy in Hope by PASTOR MARK LOVE St. Peter’s Lutheran Church I loved the old Calvin and Hobbes cartoons during the Christmas season. During the days leading up to Christmas, Calvin’s thoughts and hopes became more and more haunted by Santa’s rule of gift giving: “If you’re good, you’ll get lots of toys and, if you’re bad, you’ll [...]
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