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  • Listening to Valley Life Podcasts

    Missed a Sunday sermon? Maybe you would like to listen to one again? Click the podcast image and you can listen online. Or you can subscribe to the Valley Life Church Podcast on iTunes by clicking the image below.

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  • Life Groups Info – Forgiveness 2/28/16

    Read Matthew 18:21-35 NIV and then discuss the following statements by N.T. Wright. “The key thing is not that one should therefore swallow all resentment and ‘forgive and forget’ as though nothing had happened. The key thing is that one should never, ever give up making forgiveness and reconciliation one’s goal. If confrontation has to […]

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  • Stories

    I like stories. All kinds of stories.  I like the ones that inspire me to action or challenge me to grow. I like stories that help me see life from a different perspective and those that make me laugh out loud (aka LOL for all you texters). I like stories in all kinds of mediums […]

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  • Our need for God and others

    Life is full of opportunity and challenges—more than any of us can really deal with on our own. Throughout the years, I have noticed: I can never get it all done. I never have time for what is important. I need some absolute cornerstone truths to hold me steady. There are theological arguments and experiences […]

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  • Be still and know

    Psalm 46:10 says, “Be still and know that I am God”. This sentence, this thought, has come up in conversation, in prayer and in my Bible reading more and more in recent weeks. It is such a commanding and comforting verse. It sounds almost relaxing! It’s not. It’s hard. I have never thought of myself […]

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  • Teach Peace

    I saw a bumper sicker the other day that said “Teach Peace.” The sticker was speaking of the absence of war, but that’s not truly possible unless we teach selflessness. I believe that teaching peace really means teaching selflessness.  There is no true peace outside of ourselves unless we first learn to serve out of […]

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  • Trusting People with Needles

    I was at Northstar Lodge a few mornings ago getting some blood work done. I have been going there for more than 10 years and it’s always the same lady who takes my blood samples. She is a very pleasant person and makes the procedure pretty painless. The process itself is pretty simple: stick arm with […]

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  • God’s not domesticated

    Even though we live in the country, we don’t often see wild life near our house–maybe a deer in an near by apple orchard once in a while, or a pheasant in the yard a few times. So, I was a little surprised to see a coyote in our lower field early yesterday morning and, […]

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  • A Punch in the Face

    “and find out what pleases the Lord.” -Ephesians 5:10 I really like the simplicity of verses like this one. You don’t need a seminary education to understand what it says. It’s pretty simple, find out what makes Jesus happy and do it. For me the real challenge of this verse is not in the understanding […]

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  • To be like Daniel

    Daniel is a book that I have gone back to many times.  When I have finished a reading plan, or met a goal, and don’t have direction on where to go next, I turn there. I love his faithfulness. I love his fearlessness.I have been reading devotions for the last six months or so, instead […]

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