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I am sorry

I posted something different earlier and then took it down. If you saw what I said I am sorry Even if you didn’t I am sorry I am not a good person, and I am even worse at being a  friend I felt alienated last night at Julie’s party, we were surrounded by groups of people, mostly parents, having conversations about kids and we felt left out. This hurt, it triggered my mental illness. It...

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We will never have children

When I took the job at Dun and Bradstreet, we all made what was a called a dream board. We were supposed to make reminders of the things that we wanted to be able to do with all of the money that we were supposed to make. I thought long and hard about the things I wanted to put on that board. First there was some fun stuff, I would love to have a Cam Am Spyder that I could cruise around on, and th...

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Unconventional healing

I’ve never witnessed a physical healing, I’ve seen lots of spiritual healing though. I’ve never seen a lame person walk, never seen a blind person see again, it makes me wonder if this type of healing takes place in this day and age. I don’t think that what I’ve experienced over the last couple of years would count as a physical healing but too many things have come t...

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It’s hard to be a Christian

5 years ago I started a journey that has led me to where I am, I attend a church at which I also serve on the leadership team. I believe in God, the father, son and spirit, I live and die by Christ’s finished work on the cross, my faith is sure, not from my own effort but because of Christ who has begun a good work in me and has promised to finish it. Having said that though I freely admit t...

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Facing down my biggest fear

“This anxiety is ruining both of our lives”. I keep replaying those words my wife Corrie spoke to me over and over again in my head. She said them on Thursday night last week. She said them because the plans that we had made, for us to travel to Spokane together this coming Friday morning had to be scrubbed. because my job would not give me the day off. In order for us both to go on th...

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Village News and Notes 1/23/15

Hello everyone, Here’s the volunteer list for this week Kid Vespers: Susan Cepin Mike Wise Mid Kids: Trizia Williams Nursery Layne Crawford Mark Crawford Cook Ryan and Andrea McCulley Band The Others Michael Cousineau(Sound) Other News The Superbowl party is happening Feb 1st. We will have a short service before the game thanking God for the gift of the building, kids will be in the service....

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The joy of making tents

For the last 13 months I have been working at Chamberlain. It’s a technical support center (call center) for garage door openers, gates and access control systems. I started off in the residential garage door opener queue and have worked my way up to handling calls for commercial operators. There are parts of my work day that I enjoy, parts that madden me but mostly my work is just work. It&...

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Is Jesus enough? Yes….and

Last night, as Rod spoke of healing, ultimate and total healing as he himself is facing down neck surgery to fuse another portion of his spine it got me thinking of my own struggles and my own desire for healing. I’ve made my battles with anxiety fairly well known, it has been ongoing since before I started coming to The Village. The one thing that I long for, more than anything else is for ...

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A letter to our kid

I’ve written some about my desire to have kids, my frustration and pain about not being able to have one naturally, the sadness, my grieving process and I’ve also written about some of my frustrations with the waiting process for becoming a foster parent. What I’ve avoided writing about are my longings. To write about those requires me to be vulnerable and that’s not easy. ...

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The problem with gaining weight.

The problem with gaining weight, 40 lbs since the summer of 2013, is there is an obvious prejudice about it. When someone is getting fatter we automatically think that they are lazy, that they have no pride, that they are slobs. I’ve had these thoughts engrained on me since I was a kid, ever since I started gaining weight because I had teachers that thought a good teaching tool was to withho...

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