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 …

Looking Back at Gadgets & Gizmos

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Saturday morning, July 15, we kicked off the beginning of our Northstar Kids’ Camp: Gadgets and Gizmos as our volunteers gathered at the Northstar Ministry Center for a time of training, fellowship, fun, and preparation. We had about 60 volunteers serve at Kids’ Camp this year! Monday through Wednesday evenings, kids and families were greeted with smiles as they arrived, …