The Shift: Moving from Hesitant to Bold

Over the past several years, the prayer request voiced most often by the women in our church has been this: “Please pray that I will be bold.” They recognize the world’s need for Jesus, and they want to move past their fear and hesitancy to a place of willingness, wherever God places them. The second […]

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Pieces; Uniquely You

When my husband’s grandma died, the church that hosted her funeral had a picture hanging in the foyer. From a distance, it was obviously an interpretation of the face of Jesus, but when you looked up close you could see that all the “pixels” were made from portraits of each member of the congregation and […]

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Aim of the Gospel Using the PES Method (Peace)

Last summer our pastor said something random in the middle of a sermon. It was an afterthought, but it grabbed my attention and I found myself scribbling notes on the first piece of paper I pulled out of my purse. What I heard was that we Christians so often focus on our freedom in Christ […]

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These Noah Days & a Challenge for 2021

How are you today? So many have expressed their anxiousness to put 2020 behind us, and yet here we sit in the new year and not much has changed. When feeling down, it is good medicine to look outside of ourselves and really see other people. My friend Sheila in Italy has barely been outside […]

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Reflections of Psalm 23; Day 12

And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. We have learned so much about the habits of sheep: how they need to be kept safe and free of fear, well fed, free of parasites and annoyances, and other disturbances like rivalry within the flock. Otherwise, they cannot even lie down to rest. […]

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