A Faithful Life

Jenny Henry Blog

During December Nights, Northstar gave out copies of The Case for Christmas by Lee Strobel. I began reading this thin volume the other day while waiting in the car rider line. Lee opens by sharing an encounter he had with a small family, a grandmother, Perfecta and her two granddaughters, Jenny and Lydia, the Delgados. Lee shares that this family …

Have a Craving for Something Sweet?

Jenny Henry Blog

A couple of summers ago, my husband played a little trick on our boys. He gave each of our young sons a salt and vinegar chip to try. We knew right away that the flavor was not what the boys had expected. With scrunched up noses and tongues out, the boys handed the remainder of the chip back to daddy. …

Serving Those Who Protect and Serve

Jenny Henry Be The Church, Blog

This past week during our small group time, the ladies and I prepared snack bags and wrote thank you cards for each of the officers and staff of the Blacksburg Police Department. Small groups of Northstar are encouraged to find ways to be the church in our community. After finishing our latest study, I Know His Name: Discovering Power in …

Prayer Sticks

Jenny Henry Blog, Children's Ministry

So let what I’m saying sink deeply into your hearts and souls. Do whatever it takes to remember what I’m telling you: tie a reminder on your hand or put a reminder on your forehead where you’ll see it all the time, and on the doorpost where you cross the threshold or on the city gate. Teach these things to your …

Member Spotlight: Meet the Boezaarts

Jenny Henry Blog

We’d like to introduce you to a couple that is a part of Northstar: Ted and Johke Boezaart. They have come to us from halfway around the world and have felt God lead them to invest in Northstar, so let’s get this introduction started! Be sure to say, “Hi!” in person the next time you see either of them. What …

The Sparrow

Jenny Henry Blog

Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.  – Matthew 10:29-31 (ESV) This has always been one of my favorite verses from the Bible. In …

Covering Our Scars

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When I was younger, I slipped and fell while taking my dog for a walk. I remember the pain as the gravel and pavement sliced through my knee. I got up and limped my way back home. There, my mom helped dig out the gravel, clean the wound and bandaged up my knee. My knee doesn’t hurt anymore, but you …

Praying Parents

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But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. (2 Timothy 3:14-15, NIV) Belly full, clean body, clean teeth, tangles combed, …

Scriptures by Topic

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Salvation: He answered, “’Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” (Luke 10:27) For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result …