Author Archive: rmontoya

January 2022

FROM THE PASTOR’S HEARTBROKENNESS BLENDED IN BEAUTYA few years ago, I shared a story about a unique evening Communion Service that a pastor put together one New Year’s Eve. The pastor took pieces of colored glass, numbered each piece on…
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December 2021

FROM THE SECOND CHAIRIt is the Christmas season, and it is the time of year that we celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ.In today’s society the Christmas season starts sometime before Thanksgiving…Not because we want to celebrate the…
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December 2021

One of my favorite holiday movies is “Home Alone” with Macauley Culkin as seven-year-old Kevin, theyoungest in his family. The plot involves the family going to Paris for Christmas. Somehow, Kevingets left at home alone. In all the rush, Kevin’s…
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November 2021

FROM THE SECOND CHAIRMy dear family at Lincoln Community Church,My Uncle, Pastor Bill Watkins, sends out a devotional every day. I thought this one was especially good.Enjoy…Jody <>< Family and Friends,“So teach us to number our days, that we may…
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November 2021

FROM THE PASTOR’S HEARTTHANKSGIVING FOR A LIFE SET APARTNovember is my favorite Autumn month. Thinking about Autumn, I came across the story of the varied career of novelist, Charles McCarry. In addition to being the author of THE TEARS OF…
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October 2021

From the Second ChairAn ancient African proverb goes something like this, “If you want to go fast, travel alone; if you want to go far, travel together.”“One another.” I cannot tell you the number of times the Bible uses the…
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