Our Home Birth Story with baby Melody

Our newest addition decided to make her arrival early.  Actually, she almost made my birthday… almost. After having a few babies, I’ve come to expect a few things with labor and delivery. Many weeks of Braxton Hicks and 5-7 hours of hard labor on ‘the’ day is what has been typical.  I’ve been accused of […]

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2018 Summer Ministry and Family Update

Have you ever had fresh milk that hasn’t been homogenized? The rich cream just rises to the top. It’s the first thing you see, but not the only good thing in the pitcher. That’s what ministry is like. You see the first fruits right away, but you know more evidence of God’s work will float […]

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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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