WHY GIVE?

There is one phrase in the Bible in which we learn so much about the nature of God and the nature of people: “For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten son that whosoever should believe in him should not perish but have eternal life.” “For God so loved … that […]

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PROCEED WITH CAUTION OR GO FOR IT?

Before ascending into Heaven, Jesus gathered his disciples in Jerusalem to send them out on a great mission. I like to imagine what it would have been like to receive this message and I seriously doubt he would have told them, “Here is your great calling, be careful out there!” No, I think it’s more […]

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How will you spend your days?

As we prepare to go into fall, I’m reminded how fast the time flies between now and December, so I’d like to take just a moment to think about how we spend our time. There are three ideas I want to share with you to get you thinking about how you choose to spend your […]

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HOW TO ENCOUNTER GOD MORE

In this life, it’s inevitable that endings will come; people move away, friends die and sometimes health fails. We can spend so much time worrying about the past or future, that we forget to celebrate the present moment and it’s in the present moment where God meets us. So, how do we celebrate the present […]

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HEARING FROM GOD

God didn’t stop speaking to his people just because the Bible was written. I believe God still speaks to people today. It may or may not be audible, God usually speaks to us by the doors He opens, the directions He gives and even the doors He closes. I really believe God is still very […]

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HOW CAN YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

We talk a lot about sharing God’s love and bringing hope to the world. It has become a way for us as a family of faith to remain focused on what matters. There are so many ways in which you and I can share God’s love and all of them make a difference! Let’s look […]

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FAITH & POSSIBILITY

When you and I have faith in Christ it creates such possibility in our lives. It creates hope that moves us beyond our pain, grief and failures. But, how can we embrace this and what do we need to do to claim the power that our faith ushers into our lives? I think there are […]

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HOW CAN I LOVE YOU WHEN YOU’RE SO DIFFERENT?

Sometimes loving one another seems like such an impossible task! Paul gives us some great advice for loving one another when we are struggling to see eye to eye. There are three things that Paul shares with the people of Corinth that can inspire you and I to love. First of all, Paul understood that […]

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I choose hope

Our faith in Christ gives us the power to live in ways we never thought possible. There’s no denying that life brings pain; physical pain, financial pain and emotional pain. We will experience hard times and yet because of our faith in Christ, we become people of hope.  Sometimes that means facing the tough times […]

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A call to adventure

Did you know that Jesus talks about boats 50 times in the four Gospels? It’s interesting because the people of Israel were desert people. The sea was a dangerous, mysterious place where bad things could happen. Stories about the sea became metaphors for life with a deeper spiritual meaning. Jesus calls His Disciples to go […]

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