Best.Gift.Ever

Today our church elders gave every member one of the best gifts ever. Seriously. A membership, though our church congregation, to a web site called RightNowMedia.org.  Have you heard of it?  I hadn’t until last week when we were told to be expecting an email invitation.  It’s like Netflix for Bible Study junkies.  That would […]

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Learning the Secret to Loving Others Well

Our pastor recently resigned.  It’s one of those happy/sad scenarios.  Because he and his family had such a tremendous relationship with the congregation, we are sad to say good-bye.  Yet, because God wants to do a new thing, we look forward with expectancy to what lay ahead.  For today, we welcome an interim pastor, and […]

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Rocks to Remember

“Mom, look!” my little Charis calls. She holds out her pudgy 2 year old hand to me, face upturned in the bright sun. “I found rocks!” she says. “Oh, you did!” I praise her, an uncontrollable smile pulling at the corners of my mouth.  She has proudly singled out and collected a special 5, and […]

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Living in a Bubble of Grace

When our family moved to this Brainerd Lakes area to serve at Camp JIM 14 years ago, I joined a local MOPS group. MOPS stands for Mothers Of Preschoolers.  It was a life line for me.  Being part of a small group of moms in the same stage of life, sharing their ups and downs, […]

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Praying God’s Will; Galations, Chapter 4

Hi friends.  I made it back from a 4 day class in time to see my oldest girls all off to camp for staff training.  3 of them returned home this evening.  Chaos!  But I had all our laundry at home finished and cleared out so that the campers could start their mound. They also […]

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