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2/4/2018 The Sky Is Falling – Country Site

by Deanna DeBruin

THE SKY IS FALLING                                                                                               2-4-18 When Pastor Mark asked me to lead service today following the series we’ve been studying each week, I said “sure”.  I was actually kind of relieved that I didn’t have to decide for myself what scripture to use and what the theme of my message should be.  Then I looked […]

2/4/2018 The Sky Is Falling – City Site

by Deanna DeBruin

The Sky is Falling – Feb. 4, 2018   We can laugh at Chicken Little and friends getting all excited and over reacting in thinking the sky was falling. It’s not so funny when it’s our personal sky that is falling and our world is crumbling and caving in on us.   I know – I’ve […]

1/28/2018 Fear of Failure

by Deanna DeBruin

FEAR OF FAILURE God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7   One of the most common and debilitating fears we have is the fear of failure, of disappointing others, and of taking risks. Fear of failure is the voice […]

1/21/2018 Friendless and Alone

by Deanna DeBruin

Unafraid: Friendless and Alone   The great poet John Dunn, in one of his great poems, wrote; No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if […]

1/14/2018 Fear of the Other

by Deanna DeBruin

Fear of the Other The New Colossus The New Colossus” is a sonnet that American poet Emma Lazarus wrote in 1883 to raise money for the construction of the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty. It has become a preamble to all those coming to our country seeking a better life.   “Keep ancient lands, […]

1/7/2018 An Age of High Anxiety

by Deanna DeBruin

HIGH ANXIETY  Matthew 6:25-34   In 1948 W.H. Auden penned his Pulitzer Prize Winning book, The Age of Anxiety. If the 1940’s and 1950’s were an age of anxiety, then today we live in an age of high anxiety: stress, anxiety and worry are at an all-time high.   There seems so much to fear: […]