Posts by Jenny Henry

HMO Spotlight: Trey Moore

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Trey Moore is one of the recipients of Northstar’s Holiday Missions Offering (HMO).  I recently interviewed Trey to find out more about him, his ministry, and how the HMO blesses him. Trey grew up in a small town, Cana, Virginia only an hour south of Blacksburg. “All of my family lived within 20 minutes of my house on both my …

December Nights – Consolation

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“If we dwell on a sentence, we will miss the paragraph. If we are paralyzed by a paragraph, we will not get the chapter. And if we choke on a chapter, we will miss the entire story.”  – Jeff Noble This week’s sermon focused in on one sentence in the grand story of Christmas. But, Jeff encouraged us not to …

Welcome Christmas

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I will sing of the steadfast love of the Lord, forever; with my mouth I will make known your faithfulness to all generations. For I said, “Steadfast love will be built up forever; in the heavens you will establish your faithfulness.” —Psalm 89:1-2 ESV During Jeff’s first December Nights message, I couldn’t help but picture the Whos of Whoville, the …

For the Love of Money: Reflection

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It’s all about perspective. As part of Northstar’s For The Love of Money series, Associate Pastor, Neal Nelson opened his message by inviting us to take a player’s perspective versus a spectator’s perspective to God’s word. If we do, we will: Wonder why we may be tempted to trust anything other than our Heavenly Father. Be excited about opportunities to …

A Life of Joyful Obedience

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Don’t be dejected and sad, for the joy of the Lord is your strength! – Nehemiah 8:10, NLT A life of joyful obedience. This is a statement I have heard our pastor, Jeff Noble, make during some of his sermons. I’ve scribbled these words down on my blue Northstar bulletin many times. The other day, I came across one of …

Mommy, My Backpack Is Too Heavy!

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Honor and thanks be to the Lord, Who carries our heavy loads day by day. He is the God Who saves us. – Psalm 68:19 NLV “Mommy, my backpack is too heavy!” Sully complained. “You only have to carry it a little ways. If it’s too heavy, let me carry it,” I remind him as we make our way out …

For Display Only

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It was here! A new TARGET catalog. A perfect showcase of all the wonderfully, beautiful things I could own: farmhouse tables, elegant dishes, tufted club chairs, and diamond-printed comforter sets. I casually flipped through the pages while my son, Jack, looked on. “I like those chairs, mommy.” I giggle to myself. Because what the TARGET catalog doesn’t show is how …

Are You Listening?

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“I call upon you, for you will answer me, O God; incline your ear to me; hear my words.” – Psalm 17:6 ESV Do you ever find yourself wondering, “Is anyone even listening to me!?” I do. Sometimes it seems like my words are only falling on deaf ears. We all joke that some us have “selective hearing”–a condition in …

Before You Go…

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Come and hear, all you who fear God, and I will tell what he has done for my soul. – Psalm 66:16 ESV I enjoy reading on my Kindle. Whenever I come to the end of a novel, just as I tap the screen to turn the last page, a new screen will pop up. It’s heading reads, “Before you …