“Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ….” Ephesians 1:4 Dear Friends: I am loving our journey through Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians. How about you? Ephesians is a letter where Paul’s sheer wonder at life in Christ overwhelms him, and in phrase after phrase he pours out passionate […]
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This morning, I started my day by reading about one of the strangest animals in the world: the long-beaked echidna [i-kid-na], or spiny anteater. Weighing about 20 pounds, this nocturnal creature is found mainly in the humid mountain forests of New Guinea and Indonesia. Interspersed with its brownish or black fur are sharp spines of varying […]
“ See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?” ~Isaiah 43: 19 Dear Friends: I don’t know about you, but John and I spent last weekend “de-Christmasing” the house. It is never fun to take down all the bright red and green decorations, the beautiful silver bulbs from […]
FROM THE DESK OF PASTOR KYLE Dear Friends: This Sunday, we will begin our winter sermon series exploring the Book of Ephesians. It is hard to imagine a part of Scripture more relevant than the Letter to the Ephesians. Throughout its beautiful language, this letter is clear about three things: ravaged by evil, sin, and […]
One of my all time favorite literary characters is Anne Shirley from Green Gables in Avonlea. She is a spunky young girl, always getting into scrapes and misadventures, but full of wisdom ahead of her time. One of my favorite Anne quotes is “Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with […]
“…Mary gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.” Luke 2:7 “THANK YOU! This is such a blessing for this family right now. I just talked to the mother and she said they are […]
Dear Friends: I don’t know if you’ve read David McCullough’s The Wright Brothers, but he shares a story that I think captures some of the challenge we face at Christmas. As you know, Wilbur and Orville were two self-taught engineers from nearby Dayton, Ohio, who worked in a local bicycle shop. When they made their successful […]
Dear Friends: If you are anything like me, you have spent these past few weeks searching for that perfect gift for all the people in your life. Let’s face it, whether at Polaris or Amazon Prime, finding the perfect gift can be exhausting! Just ask the wise men. These “magi” from the east were astrologers […]
FROM THE DESK OF PASTOR KYLE Dear Friends: As this year’s holiday season enters full swing, I have been reflecting on waiting. The days leading up to Christmas are full of waiting. Waiting in line to see Santa Claus. Waiting in line to pay for holiday purchases. Waiting to greet the boss at the company […]
The Mission Committee welcomed 15 participants on a prayer walk for local missions on Wednesday, November 7. After meeting in the church parking lot and carpooling to Delaware, they had the opportunity to see some of Liberty’s local mission partners, hear from their leaders, and offer prayers for their work.
Dear Friends, I was talking with one of our baseball parents here at Liberty the other day. A baseball parent in my book is someone who o spends their time: driving back and forth to the field, lugging equipment, dragging other family members to the game, making portable meals, and spending hours on the sidelines […]
Friends: Thursday, we partnered with a church in the town of San Isidro to offer a clinic to the community. Normally, this community is well cared for by a government-run health center, but with the retirement of its director and chief nurse in January, the clinic has closed because the agency responsible for appointing a […]