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Don’t Just Row Row Row Your Boat

So he said to me, “This is the word of the LORD to Zerebbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the LORD Almighty.” Zechariah 4:6. Picture yourself rowing your boat in the rough seas, working extremely hard and not really getting any closer to shore, all the while right behind you sits an idle outboard […]

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The Umbrella

“A faith not tested is a faith not trusted.” That is a phrase we believe to be true. It is easier to trust God when the seas are calm and crystal clear than when you are in the midst of a fierce storm and your boat is seemingly ready to capsize. But just as you will not know if your […]

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Wow, That Gorilla Sure Is Big!

Do you feel anxious today? Does it feel as if there is a gorilla sitting on your chest making it hard to breathe? Do you feel like you are being choked? Are there situations or circumstances in your life that are causing you to lie awake at night? Does whatever is burdening you lurk in the back of your mind […]

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Help, I’m Sinking!!!

Life is not always smooth sailing. Sure there are days when the skies are sunny and cloudless and the seas are smooth as glass. But there are also days when the clouds are dark and gloomy and the waves are crashing onto your boat. Maybe after some routine blood work the doctor calls and says, “We need to talk.” Or […]

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Are You In Deep Water?

Most of us live very busy lives. We get up in the morning and are a burr to those around us all day long. There are lunches to make, meetings to attend, work and school, kids and aging parents to care for, bills to be paid, meals to be cooked, clothes need washed and folded, a trip to the gym […]

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The Pin-Sized Hole In The Pool Liner

When we lived in Pennsylvania we had an inground swimming pool. One summer the vinyl liner began to leak due to a small pin-sized hole. At first, the leak was small and undetectable. Soon we were losing enough water that we knew there was a leak. We put a patch over the hole and for a number of months the […]

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EXCITING NEWS! Please read.

August 23, 2016 Dear Friends of TRVC, We would like to update you on some exciting changes happening next month. Our local church is part of the Vineyard Movement; a growing family of over 2,400 churches globally. We began holding weekly worship services on Saturday nights in November, 2014. Some of you might have visited us once or twice during […]

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The Roller Coaster’s Lap Bar

Life is like a roller coaster. One minute you are slowly chugging up the hill and then the next minute you are plummeting down the other side at breakneck speed with the g-forces pushing you into your seat. Then all of a sudden you whip around a turn and you are lifted out of your seat (that moment coaster enthusiasts […]

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I Think I Can, I Think I Can!

We all know people who like to brag about themselves, but when the rubber hits the road their tires are often flat. We also know people who just seem to ooze confidence. They are like that scene from The Little Engine That Could, where the little blue railroad engine is chugging up the hill, trying to pull a long train […]

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Singing Before The Battle

We are all taught to say thank you to someone after they do something for us. Those two little words “thank you” reflect a polite expression of gratitude, or when used as “no thank you,” usually imply a polite refusal. Regardless of the context, we say thank you to someone after the fact. When is the last time you said […]

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