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Noel Jesse Heikkinen (Follower of Jesus. Husband. Dad. Pastor. Recovering Hypocrite.)

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You Are Not in the Completing Business
1 year ago

You Are Not in the Completing Business

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Are you a “fix-it” type?

You know … the kind of person that wants to be proactive in fixing the problems in your life and sometimes the lives of others? …
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The Key to Contentment
1 year ago

The Key to Contentment

By  •  Riverview

This weekend at Riv, we launched into a new series on the book of Philippians.  A lot of people stayed home to avoid the icy roads (or to not have …
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Friending Jesus
1 year ago

Friending Jesus

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Jesus had an odd set of friends and they were the source of all sorts of insults and a bad reputation among some circles.  Here’s Jesus’ own words about himself:


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Brother Jesus
1 year ago

Brother Jesus

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One of the most remarkable things about Christianity is the declaration that believers in Jesus become his adopted brothers and sisters, with God as their Heavenly Father.

For you did not receive the spirit of …
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joy happens
1 year ago

joy happens

By  •  Riverview

Seventeen times in his letter to the Philippians, Paul uses the word “joy” or “rejoice” to describe both the current state of his heart and his hope for his readers. …
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Is Christianity a Religion or a Relationship?
1 year ago

Is Christianity a Religion or a Relationship?

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“Christianity isn’t a religion, it’s a relationship!”

Ever heard that one before?  Not only have I heard that one, I’ve said it–many times!  I think I had the right motives whenever …
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I’m Back!
1 year ago

I’m Back!

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A year ago, I decided to stop blogging.  After 11 years, it had lost a bit of luster for me and most of my interaction with people had moved over …
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Christmas Cookies (1:19)
1 year ago

Christmas Cookies (1:19)

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Sometimes we want to make generosity more complicated than it needs to be.  Often, being generous is as simple as making Christmas cookies.

 

 

 

The Good News for Lansing
1 year ago

The Good News for Lansing

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A few years ago, a friend of mine asked me (and 40 or so of his other friends) to write a letter as if we were writing to our local newspaper …
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Christmas Underpants and Fairies (3:14)
1 year ago

Christmas Underpants and Fairies (3:14)

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My Christmas Eve chat with some kids about Christmas included a discussion about Jesus’ underpants and the fairies that were allegedly in Bethlehem on the day of his birth.