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 By Pastor William Walles    Church    March 26, 2014

In like a Lion, out like a Lamb

We’re deep in the season of Lent, the time of preparation leading up to Easter, and there was something that struck me about this season this year that I had never considered before.  It’s the old phrase, “In like a Lion and out like a...

 
 By William Walles    Columns    August 20, 2013

Have you ever played sardines?

Ever play sardines? It’s one of my favorite games, kind of the reverse of Hide and Go Seek. You have one person who goes hide, and then everyone else playing tries to find that one hider. The game gets its name from what happens when you find...

 
 By William Walles    Columns    February 19, 2013

Sabbath provides a rest for the soul

There’s an old vaudeville act that I don’t see done much anymore, but I recently found a great example of it on YouTube. It’s the plate-spinning act. Do you remember that? You have one person who starts out with the not-so-easy...

 
 By William Walles    Columns    November 13, 2012

It’s never too soon for Christmas

I imagine by the time you’ve read this article you’ve probably already seen and heard dozens of ads for Christmas in the past few weeks. It’s become something of an annual joke to comment on how early the Christmas decorations and...

 
 By William Walles    Columns    September 24, 2012

God calls you ready or not

Are you a planner? I’ve noticed that many people in this world generally fall into two categories. There are the planners, and then there are the non-planners. And boy do they usually not mix well. If you’ve never been in a meeting with...

 
 By William Walles    Columns    September 11, 2012

Remember the anchor in your life

This past week I had the chance to reflect on some of the times I’ve gone rock climbing. Now, to be fair, I wouldn’t really call myself an expert at it. Remember the scene of Tom Cruise free-climbing in Mission Impossible 2? Yeah,...

 
 By William Walles    Columns    July 3, 2012

Road tested

My wife and I just bought a new car. Well, new to us, at least. That was some of the debate, in fact, during the whole “joyous” car buying process: Should we buy new or used? There are advantages to both, of course, and as this...

 
 By William Walles    Columns    June 12, 2012

Make sure you include Jesus in your summer plans

Summer is finally upon us, at least according to the calendar if not always the weather outside. And with that, I find myself having more and more conversations with other parents about their summer plans. They always seem to fall into two camps if...

 
 By William Walles    Columns    May 1, 2012

To love Jesus is to also love His church

Heard this one before? “I love Jesus, but I just don’t like His Church.” Or maybe this one: “Dear Jesus, save me from your followers.” It’s become an increasingly trendy idea, and one that I hear more and more all...

 
 By William Walles    Columns    March 13, 2012

Do we prove we are Christian by the way we live?

On a recent Sunday morning I asked if anyone knew which movie this quote was from: “It’s not who we are underneath, it’s what we do that defines us.” Got it yet? It’s from one of my favorite films, ‘Batman...

 
 By William Walles    Columns    January 10, 2012

New Year’s resolutions, try, try again

Well, it’s that time of year. The time to look back on the New Year’s resolutions you made a few short days ago, and see how many of them you’ve kept. It’s an annual ritual, is it not? In fact, it is the breaking of the New...

 
 By William Walles    Columns    December 5, 2011

The Perfect Gift

I recently had a birthday. The big 4-0 if you must know. It was weird, because I remember a time not too long ago when 40 sounded very old to me. But now that I’m there, it really doesn’t sound very old at all. Part of that might have bee...

 
 By William Walles    Columns    November 15, 2011

Christ should be one of our daily essentials

It’s been a little while since the passing of Steve Jobs, and the cultural impact of his work is still being discussed and lauded. I’ll have to admit, I’m one of those who think his impact on our modern society has been about as big...

 
 By William Walles    Columns    October 3, 2011

A New Fall Schedule

It never fails. Every Fall, anyone with a television could tell you that each and every network is selling practically the exact same thing. The “best, new, original programming the entertainment world has ever seen.” At least until...

 
 By William Walles    Columns    September 1, 2011

We need to take the time to just stop

I had a great conversation the other day on what it means to stop, and we used the example of a Stop Sign. Actually, I should put “Stop Sign” in quotes, since most of us seem to take that particular road sign with at least a little bit...