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God Be with You

It happened like clockwork. After the final prayer, the choir would begin to sing this benediction as the pastor as his wife made their way out to the vestibule:

God be with you till we meet again,

By His counsels guide, uphold you,

With His sheep securely fold you,

God be with you till we meet again....  

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Sliding Into Summer Tour

There’s something special about summertime. Whether you’re at the pool, watching a movie, or taking in a baseball game, there’s something about this season of the year that’s unlike any other. Personally, I think that certain something is freedom. Our work schedules aren’t so hectic, the kids are out of school, and we’re able to get away more often to do things that we like to do...

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What's Happening In Life Groups?

We’re well into our first round of life groups at Forest Hills! For the past few weeks, three different groups have been meeting around Raleigh. It’s been a great opportunity to share life together—to talk with one another about frustrations at work, to plan Memorial Day cookouts, to laugh together, for our children to play together, and for us all to get to know one another better...

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Be Flexible

In a couple of weeks, our church will begin a time of transition as Neil steps down from his position as senior pastor. For many, the loss of their pastor brings up many different emotions as well as expectations for what’s to come next. But before anyone gets too carried away with those emotions or expectations, I’d like to offer a word of guidance and encouragement as we prepare to enter this next chapter…be flexible...

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A Prayer for College Graduates

 Over the coming weeks, colleges and universities across the nation will say so-long to scores of seniors who’ll be graduating. As they walk across the stage and receive their diplomas, they’ll be entering a world that’s chock full of challenges and opportunities. Whether you’re a senior who can’t wait for the big day, or a parent nervous about your child’s future, I hope you’ll join me in praying for our college graduates…

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The Challenges of Change

Change is a fact of life. Eventually, it touches everything and everyone. Sometimes, that change is voluntary. I want to change my diet, I want to change my job, etc. Other times, that change is involuntary. My parents are aging and now I have to take care of them, my office is downsizing and I just got let go, etc.

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Seeing Jesus

A few years ago one of our cars reached the point to where it had very high mileage and was constantly needing repair. So I reluctantly started the process of researching an affordable car that would take its place...

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