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August 4, 2019 04
Aug 2019

We Are Climbing…

Speaker: Sharla Hulsey

It was May of 1987. I had just finished my first year of college. My uncle Bob was about to receive his master’s degree from Oregon State University, and my grandparents wanted to go out and help him celebrate.

July 28, 2019 28
Jul 2019

Now I Know My ABCs

Speaker: Sharla Hulsey

Any time you run into a psalm that has exactly 22 or 44 verses, you can be pretty sure it’s an acrostic psalm. It’s totally lost in translation, of course;

July 14, 2019 14
Jul 2019

I Really Blew It This Time

Scripture: Psalm 51 Doesn’t it seem like other people’s sins are so much more interesting—not to mention so much worse—than our own? After the incident with Bathsheba and the cover-up resulting in the murder of her husband Uriah, King David got a visit from the prophet Nathan. [1] Nathan didn’t […]

July 7, 2019 07
Jul 2019

Babes In Arms

Speaker: Sharla Hulsey

If you want to memorize a Psalm, other than the 23rd (which I would argue everyone should have memorized), this is a good one. It’s short—only three verses—but absolutely packed with theology and help for the spiritual life.

June 30, 2019 30
Jun 2019

We Don’t Have a King

Speaker: Sharla Hulsey

Scripture: Psalm 72 We continue today with the third in our series of Psalms that, at first glance, may or may not be relevant to modern American life. Maybe we don’t like to think about anything in the Bible, the Word of God, as irrelevant. Many of us have been […]

June 16, 2019 16
Jun 2019

Cottonwoods and Tumbleweeds

Speaker: Sharla Hulsey

When I was six, my family moved from our little brick house on 2nd Street to a 1953 ranch house on Ohio Street, on the other side of town. On the back fence, right outside my bedroom window, there was a rosebush which had stopped blooming for some reason.

June 9, 2019 09
Jun 2019

No Worries

Speaker: Sharla Hulsey

Scripture: Romans 8:14-39 Scripture reader: Judy D. 2011 was a very tough year for Mike and me and our families. It started with a phone call in February or thereabouts. My dad was calling to tell me that my grandpa was sick. He died early in May, and then my […]

June 2, 2019 02
Jun 2019

The New Me

Speaker: Sharla Hulsey

At one point in my life I watched a lot of “makeover” shows. Before makeover shows, they were regular features in magazines, especially those aimed toward women and teenage girls. I’m sort of over it now

May 19, 2019 19
May 2019

The Gospel According to Paul

Speaker: Sharla Hulsey

Somewhere around 1980, a musician by the name of Peter Jones was in his parents’ attic when he came across a bundle of very old letters. They were written to his great-great-grandfather, John Hunt, who had emigrated from County Mayo in Ireland in the 1850s, by his father, Bryan Hunt.

May 12, 2019 12
May 2019

We’re Not Gods!

Speaker: Sharla Hulsey

There are lots of stories in the Bible where someone’s name gets changed.
Abram becomes Abraham when God fulfills his promise to make Abraham the father of nations.
Jacob becomes Israel—“one who struggles with God”—after spending a night wrestling with his conscience, an angel, the spirit of the stream he’s camping beside, or God himself.

May 5, 2019 05
May 2019

From Our Doorsteps to…

Speaker: Sharla Hulsey

Every culture has its rules about food—about what can be eaten and what can’t, how things are to be prepared, even how the animals used for meat are treated, slaughtered, and processed.

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