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What's In a Name? Becoming mosaic church
August 21st, 2022
A name is an important thing. It is the first thing a person is given when they are born. It identifies a person and distinguishes between that person and another person. If you think about it, the...  Read More
by Steve Bensema
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A Long Road Towards Healing
July 17th, 2022
As a pastor, I hear a lot of stories. Some of these stories are full of life and happiness. Others are full of trauma, grief, and sadness. Like most people, I didn’t really understand trauma and the l...  Read More
by Steve Bensema
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It is Finished!
April 17th, 2022
For many people, Easter morning is just another holiday on the calendar. One where you prepare for a big ham dinner, spend time with family, and maybe even venture out to church with your extended fa...  Read More
by Steve Bensema
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Through the Valley
March 20th, 2022
As people, we love the mountain top experiences. Those times when our team won a championship, we get to celebrate a milestone with family and friends, or we have a vacation experience we will remembe...  Read More
by Steve Bensema
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Fellowship Doesn’t Happen With Bad Coffee
February 20th, 2022
I am convinced that the place where the least amount of fellowship happens is in church basements or building additions which were creatively called “The Fellowship Hall.” This stems from a much large...  Read More
by Steve Bensema
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What is the Story of the Bible?
January 2nd, 2022
With all of the significance around the Bible, if you were asked what the Bible is all about, how would you answer? Some respond that it is a book of God’s laws. Others focus on the grace of God shown...  Read More
by Steve Bensema
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When the Holidays Hurt
December 5th, 2021
The Christmas season is here and it is hard to escape from its vastness. This season seems to stretch and punctuate many areas of life. The music has been wafting notes of sleigh and Christ born throu...  Read More
by Steve Bensema
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The Easy Yoke and Light Burden
October 24th, 2021
“Come to me, all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take up my yoke and learn from me, because I am lowly and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my y...  Read More
by Steve Bensema
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From Extraordinary to Ordinary
September 12th, 2021
My wife recently purchased a hummingbird feeder for outside the window of our kitchen. We live close to some woods and love to watch the different birds and animals come by. The hummingbird feeder wa...  Read More
by Steve Bensema
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Out of the Darkness
July 25th, 2021
We are living in a time where there are immense amounts of trauma and brokenness. The past year and a half of fighting the COVID pandemic has been merely one illustration of that. Add on to that racia...  Read More
by Steve Bensema
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Broken Mother's Day
May 7th, 2021
This week as Mother’s Day approaches and all the happy pictures full of flowers and families begin to flood your feeds... it is an unrelenting reminder to those who struggle to celebrate… whether it i...  Read More
by Steve Bensema
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Why White Evangelicals Should Care About Racial Reconciliation
May 2nd, 2021
These past few years have been a journey for myself as well as many White Evangelicals. In order for that comment to make sense I guess I have to first confess that I am a recovering racist. Not the K...  Read More
by Steve Bensema
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