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Stay on Target
March 26th, 2022
By Michael RoopThis is the final blog in a five-part series. To catch up on previous articles, click here.1,500 feet straight down on both sides of a path only three feet wide. That’s where I found my...  Read More
Tread Lightly
March 16th, 2022
By Michael RoopThis is the fourth blog in a five-part series. To catch up on previous articles, click here.I have a picture seared into my memory. A family friend showed it to me about 25 years ago. N...  Read More
Focus Up
March 9th, 2022
By Michael RoopThis is the third blog in a five-part series. To catch up on previous articles, click here.My first attempts to mow our lawn had mixed results. The lines were wavy and abstract, and cer...  Read More
Watch Your Mouth
March 2nd, 2022
By Michael RoopThis is the second blog in a five-part series. To catch up on previous articles, click here.I’ve never been much of a chef, so I am immediately interested in anything that makes the pro...  Read More
With all Vigilance
February 24th, 2022
By Michael Roop“I’ve watched a lot of people leave their church over politics. I don’t think I’ve seen anyone leave their politics over their church.”I heard this observation at lunch with a wise and ...  Read More
A Grateful Transition
February 17th, 2022
Over the past few months, several people have asked me how it feels to be transitioning to a new role at Creekside. My typical response is I feel grateful, encouraged, and, if I’m honest, a little tir...  Read More
An Audience of One
January 26th, 2022
By Michael RoopThis is part five in a five-part series on the lifestyle of Jesus. To catch up on previous posts in this series, click here.As we wrap up our series on the lifestyle of Jesus, perhaps t...  Read More
Crowd Control
January 19th, 2022
By Michael RoopThis is part four in a five-part series on the lifestyle of Jesus. To catch up on previous posts in this series, click here.I grew up in mostly large churches. In junior high and high s...  Read More
One Place at One Time
January 12th, 2022
By Michael RoopThis is part three in a five-part series on the lifestyle of Jesus. To catch up on previous posts in this series, click here.I’m a sucker for irony, which is what has made writing this ...  Read More
The Power of Enough
January 4th, 2022
By Michael RoopThis is part two in a five-part series on the lifestyle of Jesus. To catch up on previous posts in this series, click here.The movement was gaining steam. Jesus was emerging as a famous...  Read More
The Lifestyle of Jesus
January 4th, 2022
By Michael RoopPatrick Leigh Fermor couldn’t understand what was happening to his body. The acclaimed British travel writer was visiting a monastery in the mid 1950s, and shortly into his silent stay,...  Read More
Light in Darkness
December 22nd, 2021
By Steve GreggI don’t know about you, but for me the Advent season feels different this year. It’s not that we’re eating different treats or doing something out of the ordinary. It’s not even that I’v...  Read More
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