Author Archive: kathleen

The answers were … irresistible

If we were a church that _______________ it would be irresistible! Over the last week, answers to that question poured in and as each one arrived, I found myself saying, “Yes, may it be so” and in some cases, “Ouch, but yes!” I’ve grouped the answers into… you guessed it…five categories! If we were a…

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Re-opening is coming July 26

You heard it announced yesterday – on July 26, 2020 Lakeside will open its doors once again for in-person services!!!!! After four months of online gatherings, working from home, and Zoom meetings, the excitement for re-opening is building. Personally, I can’t wait to see you – from a safe distance of course – and to…

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Market Disruptors

Are you a market watcher? I mean, someone who watches the daily moves on the stock market? In addition to being a place fortunes are made and lost, the stock market is a proxy for the feelings of a nation about an industry in particular or the economy in general. That’s why it has been…

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This Sign Shocked Me

I was out driving yesterday and I passed by a church with a sign that read, “God is staying home too.” If that were true, we might imagine God saying, “I know things are quite dangerous on planet earth these days. Your medical community hasn’t yet come up with a vaccine, so I’d better stay…

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Calling on the “road crew”

Remember praying at the end of 2019, asking God if there was a word for our lives for the coming year? Feel free to go back to that moment here. The word that came to me at that time was “highway.” Great word. I would go faster in 2020. Or so I thought. Until I went…

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Maybe THIS is the question we should be asking

Over the last several months, I read “Irresistible” by Andy Stanley. The book is a journey back to discover what made the church – the fledgling Jesus movement as recorded in the pages of Scripture – so irresistible that in the space of a few short years it grew into a movement that even the…

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Sometime in the spring … a financial update

Sometime in the spring, usually in April, Lakeside hosts “Vision Sunday.” We revisit and refocus the vision of the church and report on the previous year’s financial results. We haven’t been able to hold a gathering like that this spring, so I wanted to bring you an update on the church’s financial status. From January…

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This just in

This just in as reported by the BBC… “There will be no movement in or out of these areas, or within them, unless for proven work-related reasons, emergencies, or health reasons.” – Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte Northern Italy has quarantined 16 million people. Weddings and funerals have been suspended, as well as religious and…

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Hearing God’s Voice

A Lakesider recently wrote to me and shared that she was listening for the voice of the Holy Spirit in her life. She wondered how she could know it was the Holy Spirit’s voice. People who are on the journey from discovering to fully following Jesus are people who are growing in their ability to…

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Monday Five (Feb. 24)

“Then the church throughout Judea, Galilee and Samaria enjoyed a time of peace. It was strengthened; and encouraged by the Holy Spirit, it grew in numbers, living in the fear of the Lord.” Acts 9:31 What a beautiful passage in the Bible. It even contains five elements! A church at peace. A church strengthened. A…

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