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He Has Risen!

1 The Sabbath day was now over. It was dawn on the first day of the week. Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. 2 There was a powerful earthquake. An angel of the Lord came down… Read More

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Play "Orange Strategy in Five Minutes"

Okay, before you read any further, this blog does not contain a five-sentence summation of what the Orange Strategy is. Actually, it’s a challenge. For those of you that are already Orange thinkers and practitioners at your various places of worship, I… Read More

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from the entire 252 team! Read More

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Christmas Presence

I recently took the StrengthFinders assessment and discovered my top character trait is—achievement. I must confess, it fits. I have a strange love of tests and filling out forms. A deadline is an invitation to tackle a project and wrestle it into… Read More

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The Christmas Machine

This year, I saw my first “Christmas preview” sale back in September. Frankly, I’m just waiting for the “Christmas in July” events to bleed right on through the rest of the summer, meet up with those previews, and give us a full… Read More

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Brothers and Sisters (Pump up the Volume!)

In the past few weeks, a member of the Orange team found herself and her entire family in a very difficult situation.  She was traveling through Alabama to visit her sister when, at 27 weeks pregnant, she went into labor.  Her son,… Read More

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Working Within Our Strengths

Tom Rath wrote a great book called Strengths Finder 2.0 about developing your strengths instead of fixing your shortcomings. The accompanying online assessment, StrengthsFinder, allows you to determine your top five talents. At Orange, we use this assessment to help each staff… Read More

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Inspirement: JumpStart Live at North Point Church

We are constantly inspired by how you guys design and decorate your ministry environments. This week, we want to share some of those with you. Hope you experience some “inspirement” and enjoy these great spaces! JumpStart Live is the new monthly Family… Read More

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Shopping for "What’s New"

I love browsing in specialty shops. Before I had kids, I remember wasting away Saturday afternoons looking at the unique items available in antique, hobby and boutique shops. It seems like every item tells some kind of story or offers a unique… Read More

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If I Knew Then What I Know Now

“If I knew then what I know now.” How many times have you heard somebody say this phrase? Be honest. How many times have you said this phrase? I say this phrase when I think about my first day of high school,… Read More