Author: Pastor Bill MacDonald

Our Hearts Are Full

Greetings, Chapel Hill Family! I’m not sure if 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NIV) is my “life verse,” but it is helpful to meditate on “in season and out of season.” “Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” Jennifer and I are so grateful […]

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Hope for the Prodigal

I recently came across a book by Pastor Jim Putnam called Hope for the Prodigal. I think it could be an encouraging read for those who have a “prodigal” living at home or who has moved away. Putnam asks the question, “What does an ideal home, one that is hard to leave but easy to […]

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Fight Night

I remember years ago when Jenny and I were having a “tiff;” at least I considered it more of a “tiff” than a “fight.” I don’t even remember the issue, but I do remember her saying to me several times throughout the conversation, “You’re not listening to me.” And most likely I wasn’t! At the […]

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Marriage Seminar

In case you missed it, last weekend’s Marriage Seminar was well worth the price of admission! Guest speakers David and Kelsey Burke did an outstanding job. They were winsomely transparent as they talked about their marriage, especially regarding sensitive issues and how that affected their relationship.  Most speakers shy away from being too vulnerable and […]

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Love Is In the Air

Do you remember some of the crazy things you did when you fell in love with your spouse? •  Marathon conversations on the phone (landline or cell!) at ridiculous hours of the night… •  Romantic gifts of chocolate, flowers and cards dripping with mushy sentimentality….•  Romantic getaways to fun places…. •  Four-hour drives to take […]

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Happy Fourth of July!

Happy Fourth of July to those of you who are reading this E-bulletin today! This is my and Jennifer’s first July 4th holiday in Gig Harbor since moving from Southern California last fall. We are looking forward to some luscious, juicy BBQ burgers and a full display of fireworks on Raft Island!  July 4th always […]

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