Questions Are For Asking

Questions Are For Asking

How many of us heard, “Quit asking so many questions!” growing up? Especially in church. During our Stones of Remembrance service, Jennie Lewis told us her painful story of recently being asked to leave her previous church’s small group because she asked too many...

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So Much Change Ahead for Us in 2020!

So Much Change Ahead for Us in 2020!

We’re about to take our next step forward as a church: we are looking for a new home! Over the last decade, we’ve lived in 4 different buildings: The Oriental Theater, an old church (that’s been converted into condos/brewery) on 32nd and Lowell, North High School, and...

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Faith is What Makes Life Bearable

Faith is What Makes Life Bearable

Greetings Highlands Church Family! On behalf of our Staff Team and Leadership Council, I wish you a very Merry Christmas full of the contagious love of Christ. And I’m praying for you this week. I pray you experience growth in your faith. “Faith is what makes life...

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Better Vision: Seeing More of What is Really There

Better Vision: Seeing More of What is Really There

I have been wearing glasses since I was two years old. Adorable you say? Picture this; I was not walking by age two so I was crawling and scooting across the floor like a little Woody Allen. And to complete the picture, I had a “lazy” left eye so there was little...

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Who Is Jesus, And Where Is He?

Who Is Jesus, And Where Is He?

I find it fascinating that, in some parts of the Gospel stories, Jesus asks people to not reveal his identity to anyone. One example is found in Mark 8:27-30, when Peter calls Jesus “the Christ”, and Jesus orders him to keep that to himself. I mean, wouldn’t it make...

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YOU ARE INVITED!

YOU ARE INVITED!

TODAY is our 7th Annual CHRISTMAS GALA! We plan all year for this party, and we want you to be there! In November of 2013, we had recently moved into the Holiday Theater, and we were beginning to feel settled into our new home. Fellow Highlander Monique Crine came to...

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Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks

I am entering Thanksgiving with a heart that is in a different place than usual. It seems like this holiday is coming right in the middle of a time where there is much sadness among those in my circle. The weight of losing loved ones, marriages hurting or broken, the...

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Christmas Gala is Almost Here!

Christmas Gala is Almost Here!

Ok people, it’s time to dust off that old 80’s prom dress! Yep, it’s gala time! In years past, we have had a lot of fun and raised some money too. To be frank, every year we have a dilemma, because the gala is part fundraiser, and part "really fun party”. So, holding...

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The Sure Bet of a Simpler Life

The Sure Bet of a Simpler Life

I should have put money down and shaken hands with any number of people who were betting I would not be able to make the switch to semi-retirement at 25%. I could have made a bundle off my wife but that’s hardly a net gain for the household. Before I started...

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Lock-ins and Hope

Lock-ins and Hope

We recently had our 2019 Youth Lock-in, and our time together was exactly what would be expected from 20 kids spending 12 hours inside a building together: a hurricane of fun, laughter, and energy. For the first 6 hours or so, we basically ran around and made the...

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Halloween, All Saints Day, & Día de Los Muertos, Oh My!

Halloween, All Saints Day, & Día de Los Muertos, Oh My!

Honoring ancestors is a shared human experience all around the world, found in a wide variety of religions and cultures. In India there’s the Hindu tradition of Pitru Paksha, Qingming in China, and Chuseok in South Korea, to name just a few of these traditions. In...

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An Invitation to Prayer and Fasting

An Invitation to Prayer and Fasting

On November 1st, my annual 4-month “fast” begins. I’m not fasting from food or TV or social media. Instead, it’s time for my annual fast from bicycling. I set aside my favorite activity to create space for newness in my soul and to give my body rest. Fasting also...

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I May be Positively Glowing in Twenty Years

I May be Positively Glowing in Twenty Years

10 days before I semi-retired to 25% in July, I found out I had prostate cancer. That’s never going to sound like good news but fortunately, I turned 65 in August and Medicare reduced our costs significantly. Because of my age and a couple of other circumstances, the...

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What They Won’t Forget

What They Won’t Forget

“You know, my kids don’t care if we have a cool place to meet, they just want to know they are loved.” There’s a lot of truth to this statement that I recently heard from a parent in our community. It reminds me of the Maya Angelou quote, "I've learned that people...

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A Sense of Home

A Sense of Home

Hello Highlanders, I think most of you have heard that after much time, discussion, prayer and consideration, the decision has been made to leave the Holiday Theater. I’ve been attending Highlands for five years and have thoroughly enjoyed my time at this location....

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