How Did You Spend Your Harvest Hoedown?

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Sunday, October 15, may not have felt much like autumn, but that didn’t stop the people of Northstar Church from celebrating fall and all the season has to offer! Originally, Northstar’s annual Harvest Hoedown was supposed to take place the week before, on October 8. But the forecast of heavy rain from the remnants of Tropical Storm Nate gave us …

Snowflakes & Prayer

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I’ve been thinking about an image that God gave me a few weeks ago about how our prayers are similar to snow. I’ve felt the pull to dig deeper into this metaphor for myself and for anyone out there who might need a reminder that their prayer life is important. When we take time to examine the created world, it’s …

Time Alone With God – A D28 Lab

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Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. – Mark 1:35 What does it look like to spend time alone with God on a daily basis? How much time are we talking about? What are we supposed to do during that time? …

Time in Prayer is Never Wasted

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When I agreed to lead prayer for our Immeasurably More campaign, I did so because I felt like something was missing without having the prayers of our church body united behind this campaign. I have discovered so much more because our God never wastes an opportunity and likely never accomplishes only one thing with anything He sets forth to do. …

To Whom Will We Go?

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This past Sunday, Jeff kicked off a new sermon series titled BE’N’GO. The high point of this week’s message was the importance of knowing who Jesus is before we attempt to serve Him. As we read through John 6:60-71, we saw Jesus’ followers walk away from Him. I know that, as I listened to the message, I was quick to judge …

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 …

Responding to Hurricane Harvey

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How do you respond when an event of such epic proportions inundates a city of 6 million people? First of all, we pray. We pray for God’s people to shine during these moments. For believers across Texas to reflect the strength, compassion and glory of Jesus to a flood-ravaged region. We pray for the first responders. We pray for rescue. …