Remember to Be the Hope!

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Hey Mercy Vineyard! It has been such a joy to share Advent with you all!  Excitement rises up inside me as we anticipate the presence of Jesus in our lives and look forward to His … Read More

Be the Change

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Yesterday, Wendy and I had the privilege of going to Augustana College to hear a lecture by Shane Claiborne.  We were deeply challenged to be the change we desire to see in our community. One … Read More

DIY Spells Die

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I admit it!  Since I was a kid I was a do-it-yourselfer.  I remember engineering a TV stand out of a chair and an old breadbox.  I also taped up an old busted up boombox … Read More


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Hey Mercy Vineyard Church of the Quad Cities! When I was just a grade school kid, there were these commercials on television for Heinz Ketchup.  You’d see this bottle on its side and ketchup would … Read More

No Pain, No Gain!

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Pain. I’ve become quite familiar with it over the last few months, and today is an especially bad back pain day.  I’ve learned to push through the pain though, not let it stop me.  Sometimes … Read More

What Kind of Glasses are You Wearing?

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Hey Mercy Vineyard Church of the Quad Cities! I came across this video the other day, posted by a friend of mine on Facebook.  It was really convicting and a reminder of how Jesus has … Read More

Leadership Integrity Checkup

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Last Wednesday night, we continued our leadership series (called branches) by talking about integrity. Integrity means soundness, being undivided.  It asks the question, “Who are you when no one is looking?”  “Are you the same … Read More

Prayer is Where the Action is At!

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“Prayer is where the action is at.”  That’s one of my favorite John Wesley quotes!  When you think about it, it’s so true. There’s a lot that goes into planting a church and Mercy Vineyard … Read More

Loving the Launch Team Meetings!

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Hey Mercy Vineyard Church of the Quad Cities! I just wanted to let you know that I am totally loving our Wednesday night launch team meetings! I’ve gotten to meet a number of great new … Read More