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Stormy First Drafts: The Lies We Tell Ourselves

The pandemic COVID-19 has swept across our nation and left people in fear over so many areas of their lives—finances, family, schooling, childcare, and even toilet paper. We can laugh about the crazy situations that are occurring, but deep down many of us are truly fearful of the uncertain future. Our natural tendencies are to…

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Fear

Fear… a small word…. but one that elicits the biggest feelings or emotions. I remember as a child I was afraid of the dark. I remember several instances growing up when I would stay up, after everyone else had gone to bed. Mostly I would stay in the comfort of my room with the lights on…

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An interview with Pastor Jerry Rotan

I recently had the privilege to talk a little with Pastor Jerry, and we here at the blog thought you all might be interested in learning a bit about our latest addition to the Harvest ABQ staff. Exciting things are coming for the Senior Adult ministry, and we are blessed to have Pastor Jerry and…

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Authentic Warriors Men’s Conference 2020

February 28 and February 29 of 2020 were both big nights for Christian men all around New Mexico because that is when the yearly Authentic Warriors Men’s Conference took place. A group of pastors from around New Mexico (including our very own Pastor Jason Dickenson) shared seven minute sermons, teaching about what authenticity in a…

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Happy New Year, and welcome back!

    Hello, and welcome back to the Harvest blog! We are so excited to be back sharing our hearts and our words with you. On the first Sunday of each year we have a tradition called “Six-Minute Sermons.” Pastor Jason asks people who aren’t normally preaching to share sermons that are about six minutes…

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Easy Ways to Stay Connected All Summer

Ah, summer. A break for some, a whole new level of chaos for others. A time for fun, family, vacations, and enjoying the outdoors. It’s also a time when church involvement and attendance can slip and take a backseat. Not that our relationships with the Lord are dependent on church attendance, but it can be…

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Memorial Day is for Remembering

Memorial Day: the season of wedding anniversaries, graduations, and also of remembering. Memorial Day has always been the unofficial start of summer. It is the time when pools open and we can find relief from the stifling heat. It is a day for gathering with family and friends and enjoying some good food and time…

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Seeing Ourselves in God’s Eyes

God does not look at us and say pass or fail. He does not look at me and say, “Oh, you made the dean’s list, so you pass.” He doesn’t look at Pastor Jason and say, “Oh, you told too many fishing stories in your last sermon: fail.” Let me rephrase that first sentence; God…

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