Tempo Newsletter


September 2019

September 2019

When Paul wrote these words to Timothy he most likely was in prison in Rome. He knew his ministry might be coming to an end and possibly his life as well. He uses the...


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August 2019

August 2019

The Ganges River in India is one of the most revered rivers on earth, and yet it is also one of the most polluted rivers on the planet. It is polluted for a number...


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July 2019

July 2019

Is the Jordan River still a holy place?  This summer we are doing a special sermon series on rivers in the Bible. If I had to pick one river in Scripture that I would...


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June 2019

June 2019

Lake Pend Oreille surrounds the small town of Sandpoint, Idaho. Last summer my brother organized the rental of a house near the lake just down the road from Sandpoint. We had been to Big...


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May 2019

May 2019

Did you know that you are a priest? I realize that may come as a surprise to you since you probably do not wear a clergy collar, you probably do not work in a...


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April 2019

April 2019

There was once a painter who would often thin his paint so it would go further. So when a local church decided to do some deferred maintenance, this painter was able to put in...


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March 2019

March 2019

Can forgiveness be one-sided? In other words, does the person who might have hurt you have to ask for forgiveness for it to work or can you forgive someone whether or not they are...


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February 2019

February 2019

As we try to follow the way of Christ, we may not always get to see the results of the ministry to which God calls us. Many times we simply trust that somehow the...


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January 2019

January 2019

In September I wrote about how our theme for the coming programmatic year was “Under Construction.” At our Stewardship dinner we had fun with this theme and we prayed over the parking lot to...


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December 2018

December 2018

Usually when we hear the word “construction” we think of bricks and mortar, wood and windows, but are there other things we can build besides houses and skyscrapers? What about building muscles? Or building...


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