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Apr 24
Sam Crabtree
Brittany McCoy makes a practice of daily taking a picture of something for which she is thankful—a friend, dental floss, something new each day. Cool! What a healthy and creative practice. (Brittany attended and volunteered at Bethlehem when she was...
Apr 23
Sam Crabtree
Knowledge knows that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom knows not to put a tomato in a fruit salad. —Jay Barnes, President of Bethel University in remarks made at a pastors’ prayer gathering last week
Apr 22
Sam Crabtree
At the Racial Harmony Round Table recently, Rev. Dr. John Mayer reported that the Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) translates medical services into 216 languages. The nations, peoples, tribes, and tongues have come here. We have a global gospel...
Apr 19
Sam Crabtree
Pastor Sam wrote the following nine bits of wisdom for a young man about becoming a dad. 1. There is a perfect Father, and he is not you.   2. Human fathering is a privilege, not a right.   3. Fatherhood is a joyful stewardship, a...
Apr 18
Sam Crabtree
“The Christian life is a matter of growing deeper and deeper into familiar things.” —Bud Burk, speaking at the 2013 Pastors & Wives Retreat
Apr 17
Sam Crabtree
Roger Ebert, Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic, recently died at age 70 of cancer. Three years ago, he said: I know it is coming, and I do not fear it, because I believe there is nothing on the other side of death to fear. I hope to be spared as...
Apr 15
Sam Crabtree
That Tom Lehn chaired the committee that put together the Celebration of Thanksgiving for Pastor John Piper held for thousands of people at the facilities of Grace Church in Eden Prairie Sunday night. That Pastor Chuck Steddom invited and deployed...
Apr 15
Sam Crabtree
A pro-gay placard was recently held outside the Supreme Court building that said, “Jesus had two dads.” It was meant as a justification for homosexual relations, so-called gay marriage, and gay adoption. Would you ready to respond to that taunt from...
Apr 11
Sam Crabtree
One week ago today, members of the Elder Council met for prayer at 6:30am as is their customary monthly practice. Before praying, Pastor Bud Burk led us in reading the following lines from The Valley of Vision: Keep me from high thoughts of myself...
Apr 10
Sam Crabtree
(A blog reader writes … ) I have a costume jewelry bracelet that belonged to my husband’s mother before she died. It was missing a rhinestone baguette, lost during the previous couple months. Tuesday as I dried my hair standing in our bathroom with...
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