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dennis
Channahon, Illinois
Interests: my family, southfield, bird nerd, working the ground, montana, warren dunes, green lake, sanibel, real books, solitude, spiritual formation, walks/talks with God, deeper conversations...
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Shellie has officially completed her first quarter century on the face of the earth. That's worth celebrating, and so is she! I'm so glad she came back home. She fills my life with life! I knew she'd land a great... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2017 at dennis martin papp
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My youngest turns 19 today. One year from today every Papp child will be a twenty-something. No more teens. Nate's last year as a teenager is going to be an exciting ride. In August we will make the trek to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2016 at dennis martin papp
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Here's a link to the supplementary resource we recommended for our January teaching series: http://www.amazon.com/Thriving-Babylon-Humility-Godless-Culture/dp/1434704211/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1452289604&sr=8-1&keywords=thriving+in+babylon Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2016 at dennis martin papp
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Here are links to the resources we talked about Sunday for Praying the Psalms. On the Bible translations, I included a link to the Psalms alone and another to Psalms and Proverbs. They are priced the same. Unfortunately, the Psalm/Proverb... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2015 at dennis martin papp
These words by St Augustine were part of my daily reading yesterday. They are worth savoring on this Christmas Day. Awake, mankind! For your sake God has become man. Awake, you who sleep, rise up from the dead, and Christ... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2015 at dennis martin papp
IF YOU WANT by St John of the Cross If you want the Virgin will come walking down the road pregnant with the holy, and say, “I need shelter for the night, please take me inside your heart, my time... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2015 at dennis martin papp
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During SouthField's Summer on the Soul we've been recommending a different Soul Care Exercise each week. The activities are cumulative, so we keep practicing them as we add new ones. The first three included: Solitude Intentional Slowing Stare Week four... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2015 at dennis martin papp
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I am so bummed that we were not able to answer questions on Sunday morning. We had some good ones, and I will answer them here the rest of this week. Here's a preview! The first was not a questions... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2015 at dennis martin papp
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Sunday's podcast is up. You can listen to it here: http://www.southfieldchurch.com/media.php?pageID=6 Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2015 at dennis martin papp
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We've been working on this great question from Sunday: What are we to do when we see others doing impure things? Do we speak up? As a teacher I struggle daily with this. There is so much more to say... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2015 at dennis martin papp
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Here's the question tweeted Sunday: What are we to do when we see others doing impure things? Do we speak up? As a teacher I struggle daily with this. We started yesterday with motive. Why do I feel compelled to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2015 at dennis martin papp
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On Sunday morning we've added a feature--The Five Minute Follow Up. It provides an opportunity to Tweet, Text or Toss a question back to the stage about the teaching of the day. Five minutes creates two challenges: lack of time... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2015 at dennis martin papp
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Part two of our current Sunday series is online. Click here to access the media player. Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2015 at dennis martin papp
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Part one of our current Sunday series is online. Click here to redirect to our media player. Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2015 at dennis martin papp
We started a new feature in church a few weeks back. Sermons are not interactive by design. A really good sermon answers some questions and raises some as well. We wanted to provide a way to ask questions and have... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2015 at dennis martin papp
Thanks Tristi. I'll pass this on to her.
Toggle Commented Feb 14, 2015 on a top ten for shellie at dennis martin papp
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I'm glad people can't see the tangled ball of yarn in my head Tristi
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Thanks Cindi, I'll let her know.
Toggle Commented Feb 13, 2015 on a top ten for shellie at dennis martin papp
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My baby girl is 23 today. She will be 22 all but 2 minutes of this day. Yep, she was born 2 minutes before Valentine's Day. Hey, anyone can be born on Valentine's Day. My girl went for Friday the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2015 at dennis martin papp
I missed a couple birthdays. Every family birthday I do a top ten. Brian's birthday was in December. It was the day that we got permission to move into the new building. Kim's birthday came in January. We were still... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2015 at dennis martin papp
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I read a quote years ago. I wrote it in a card of quotes that I reflect on and pray over often. I was never called to be successful; I was called to be faithful and in my striving to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2014 at dennis martin papp
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Wednesday's prayer for SouthField: Open Doors. What opportunities does God have in mind for us as we walk into our new house? Do we want His plans more than our dreams? Maybe the two are the same...maybe not. Have we... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2014 at dennis martin papp
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It's June 26. Seventeen years ago Nate made his splash on planet earth. It's time to celebrate with a top ten: Nate is a man of patterns and routines. He's as predictable as a clock. I wish I were more... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2014 at dennis martin papp
I could just look outside, but he make sit all so much more interesting.
Toggle Commented Mar 4, 2014 on I'll be away for a bit... at dennis martin papp
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