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Spiritual Parenting

April 9, 2013 | by: Mike Osborne | 0 comments

Parents are the primary nurturers of their children's faith. But spiritual parenting is not perfect parenting.... Keep Reading

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What Is "Maundy Thursday"?

March 28, 2013 | by: Mike Osborne | 0 comments

Each year UPC has a Maundy Thursday service. It's tonight at 7 p.m. But what in the world is a "Maundy"?!... Keep Reading

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It's Lent. So What?

February 27, 2013 | by: Mike Osborne | 0 comments

We're now in the season of Lent. Many Christians don't know what to do with it, if anything. But Lent can be an invitation to draw near to God. ... Keep Reading

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Never Alone

December 20, 2012 | by: Mike Osborne | 0 comments

No matter who you are, what you've done, how you've failed, or where you've run, if you've put your trust in Jesus Christ you can know he is with you all the time. You are never alone. ... Keep Reading

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Mission and Change

November 13, 2012 | by: Mike Osborne | 0 comments

If to be a missionary means to live every day with the intention of reaching across cultural barriers and spreading the fragrance of the knowledge of God (2 Corinthians 2:14), then God was the first missionary!... Keep Reading

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Paradigm Shifts

November 1, 2012 | by: Mike Osborne | 0 comments

The other day it hit me: I'm really an empty nester. Our youngest son, age 23, recently moved to Chicago. His career plans took him in a new direction, so he sold just about everything he had, found a job and apartment in Chicago, and said goodbye (at least for now) to Florida.... Keep Reading

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What Will It Take to Change Things?

October 24, 2012 | by: Mike Osborne | 0 comments

If you care about the condition of our country, you know that the November 6 election is crazy important. It matters that you study the candidates and issues. It matters that you vote. It matters that you share your views and opinions. It matters that you pray God will use this election to steer our nation toward him.... Keep Reading

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What If Your candidate Loses?

October 11, 2012 | by: Mike Osborne | 0 comments

You've registered to vote. You've followed the campaigns. You've watched the debates. You've prayed that certain candidates will win in November. Now the question is, What if they lose? How will you respond?... Keep Reading

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Why Christians Should Vote

October 4, 2012 | by: Mike Osborne | 0 comments

An important election season is now upon us. Campaigns are in full swing and the presidential debates have begun. The decisions we make as a nation in the next few weeks will affect the lives of generations. ... Keep Reading

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Top Ten Reasons to be a Church Member

September 26, 2012 | by: Mike Osborne | 0 comments

Wait a second... The idea that we require Discovery Weekend raises a good question: Why become a member of a church in the first place? After all, here at UPC there are lots of things non-members can do.... Keep Reading

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