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Monday Night Thoughts

January 25, 2010

Dear Friends, Thank you for your prayers this weekend. I felt the presence of God as I served in Wisconsin over the weekend.  I facilitated 3 workshops and preached once. It was a very busy weekend but God moved in a special way all weekend. Thank you for allowing me to serve others and to share Eastside’s…

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New Sermon Series & Other Random Thoughts

January 20, 2010

Pastor Virgil will start a new sermon series on January 31, 2010: Ruth: A Love Story January 31: The Mystery of Mercy February 7: The Ministry of Mercy February 21: The Risk of Love February 28: The Story of Redemption Haiti Relief Money Donated to Date: $3,059.25 + $1,000.00 from our mission fund = $4,059.25. Praise The…

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Weekend Reflections

January 18, 2010

What an awesome worship gathering we had yesterday. 350 people in attendance. WOW! I don’t know about you but DANG the SPIRIT OF GOD was everywhere. What a way to conclude our three week sermon series: RESOLVE! I want to thank everyone who gave to the relief efforts in Haiti. Given to Date: $3,059.25. Way to go, Eastside. I will be…

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Midweek Thoughts

January 13, 2010

Dear Friends, I’m totally amazed at how God is at work in the world. Daily I have conversations with individuals who are being obedient and following the promptings of the Holy Spirit. Bill Hybels has a saying that goes like this, “There is nothing like the local church when the local church is being the…

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Weekend Reflections

January 11, 2010

Dear Friends, Amazing energy. Packed service. I feel like there is an intangible excitement about what God is doing @ Eastside right now. Hard to put my finger on it, but I love it. I feel like our worship this year has been so life-giving. That’s always the case when our focused is God and His glory.  Friday night’s…

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The Need for Clarity

January 7, 2010

Over the last month, I have been thinking, praying, and contemplating the word — CLARITY! Clarity is being used by many differnt people. There is even a Clarity Evangelist named Will Mancini. I personally love this word. I appreciate Will Mancini for bringing this word to the forefront of our minds. I think it’s what’s…

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2009 Financial Re-Cap

January 4, 2010

Dear Friends, Two Thousand and Nine has been a very unusual year in many ways with the turbulent economy, to unprecedented changes in our country, world, and galaxy. None of these events has hindered the work or the mission of the Lord. The Lord’s work is not dependent on the political flavor of the year…

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Questions for the New Year

January 1, 2010

Michael Hyatt, CEO of Thomas Publisher, published a blog entry entitled “Seven Questions to Ask About Last Year“.  I think his seven questions are very powerful. I would like to encourage each person to take a few minutes and spend some time reflecting and answering the following questions before you rush into the New Year. I would…

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