Who touched me?

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This past year we’ve all experienced grief in some shape or form – perhaps the loss of loved ones, the loss of jobs, the loss of community, or the loss of “normal.” Grief is sorrowful, painful, lonely, confusing, and emotional. It can make us quite raw, but grief can also transform and purify us. This past year I experienced grief …

Praying for Our Praying

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What is the best way to pray for a church that has been “nomadic” for just under 20 years as it prepares to move into a “permanent” ministry center?  I don’t know who has the definitive answer on that question, but I can tell you that I have been leaning toward praying for our praying.  “Praying for our praying” is …

3 for 3 Prayer

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Hi Church, Who is praying for you? Who do you know that is praying for you daily? We need intentional prayers in our life. Paul is aware that he is making it through life because he has people praying for him and the Holy Spirit living in him. (Phil. 1:19) It is a picture of the church enabling every single …

Baptism Celebration: Chris Myers

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This past Sunday, December 13, we had the privilege of baptizing one our youth members Chris Myers! It was a huge blessing to see his profession of faith and we are so excited to continue to love and support Chris on his faith journey.  

It is that simple

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Lately, I have noticed that a large majority of people in my life are feeling burnt out. It transcends age, gender, career status and personality type. It appears that being worn out is now part of the shared human condition. As someone who approaches life with an intentionally positive perspective, this admission is hard. However, I cannot ignore that the …

Daily Prayer for a debt-free move-in

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We put up our Christmas decorations on Friday after Thanksgiving, even as our fridge was still packed with Thanksgiving leftovers. Even in a pandemic, days are slowly moving forward. I’m looking forward to celebrating the birth of our Savior with our church family in our 12th annual December Nights focus of Rest. Reflect. Rejoice. Renew. beginning this Sunday, December 6. …