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May is a sneaky month.  I find it to be as full as December, but without any signals from the consumer market that there’s important days ahead.    Take a glance at the month ahead of you.  What important dates, or more importantly, what special people, could be cause for celebration this next month? Mother’s […]

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At our core, we at VantagePoint3 strive to be a learning and praying community whose life together (i.e. our processes, service, & team) invites others to vantage points where they can discover more deeply who God is, who they are, and what God desires to do through them. This October 24-26 in Banff, Alberta, we will […]

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Recently I have been asked something like this a number of times by people completing THE JOURNEY: “Rob, what is A WAY OF LIFE and why should I be a part of it?”  I begin by saying this process is for the person who feels something like this: So I have said “yes” to Jesus, […]

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  This past Sunday our pastor’s message was on the story of Jesus and the woman at the well from John 4.  What is resonating in me this week as we head into the Easter season is…why did Jesus stop at that well and have the disciples continue on into town to buy food?   […]

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Growing up, my neighbor lived on a gradual hill (with very sparse grass).  We loved digging a small depression (a bowl, so-to-speak) in the soil at the top of the hill, bringing over the garden hose, and filling the bowl with water.  After filling the bowl, we would slow the flow of water to a […]

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  I feel like I’m swimming in the dark. On a moonless night, my frail arms and legs thrash about in black despair. I can’t see where I’m going or where I’ve been. I can’t see the danger lurking beneath the surface, but I know it’s there. I am terrified of losing what little independence […]

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“…because there was no guest room available for them.”  Luke 2:7b   It was just two weeks before Christmas Day and we had just gotten home from Wednesday night church activities. I was yelling up the stairs to my youngest to get her teeth brushed and get into bed, when the doorbell rang.  My oldest […]

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A PRAYER Gracious God, Your love puts no condition and knows no limits. It embraces and envelops us totally, like the air we breathe. It is life-giving in the most profound sense of the word. Grant us grace to believe with all our hearts. May this faith shape and permeate our personalities and may it bear […]

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I asked this funny looking group that I get to work with to reflect back over the past year and share a book that stands out to them from the past twelve months. So moving clock wise from the top left corner of the picture let’s work our way around the group.   Kay: Patrick […]

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G.K. Chesterton wrote, “When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.”  A grateful heart seems to be a door that lets us in on a host of other human experiences: generosity and love and reconciliation and forgiveness and freedom and laughter. Gratitude makes our ears to […]

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Let me tell you about a little boy’s trip to his favorite place on earth – the Ocean City, NJ boardwalk. If you have ever been to this boardwalk in the summer you know the extent of the crowds of people – it can be both exhilarating and overwhelming. For five-year-old Little Walker, with amusement […]

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Tony Campolo tells the story that for a kid growing up in Philadelphia as he did, Mischief Night, the night before Halloween, was a highlight of the year for his neighborhood. It was the night the kids generated all sorts of mayhem for the adult world. Cars were egged, homes were tee-peed, air was let […]

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