Author Archive: Rochelle Beagle

Mick’s Memo – Surprise, Surprise

How do you like surprises? Your answer to that question is a window into part of your innate personality.  Some love surprises and all things spontaneous. Others prefer a far more predictable life. It’s not really a matter of right and wrong, we are just different.  But one thing we all have in common is […]

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Mick’s Memo—What’s Your Story?

People are fascinating.  Each person God has brought to life has a story of their own.  Yesterday, Betsy and I, with our children and grandchildren, attended “Jesus” at Sight and Sound Theater near Lancaster, PA.  I highly recommend it if you can find a way to take it in.  It’s a life story—the greatest life […]

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Mick’s Memo – Why Church?

A friend sent me this excerpt from The Wall Street Journal, June 25th edition; written by Gerald F. Seib… “…The steady, long term decline in church attendance is confirmed in the most recent Wall Street Journal/NBC News Poll. Just 29% of Americans now say they attend religious services once a week or more often. That […]

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Mick’s Memo – A Look Back

This weekend we will have our annual meeting, with membership votes on the next budget, a new elder and a new auditor. We will also consider a year-end transfer of funds from the general fund to the building fund.  I’d like to look back on God’s blessings and some notable events from our twentieth year […]

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Mick’s Memo-The Incongruity of Grace

Last week we examined the incongruity of sacrifice and how it is an unnatural attitude and behavior.  This week the topic is grace—unmerited favor or blessing.  Grace generated a lot of conflict for Jesus.  He spent a lot of time with people who, from outward appearances, didn’t “merit” any favor from God.  They were afflicted […]

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