Our Safety Net

Having children of different ages and with varying interests can sometimes be a stretch. How to keep the closeness and help us have a common goal? The most important focus is our faith; so, whatever else we do, we learn and worship together. When we sit down to breakfast each morning, I typically save my […]

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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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The Problem with Fear, and Raising Up World Changers

Like a lot of other things since March 2020, the recent US elections stirred up a lot of emotion. That being the case, I hear many people expressing feelings of discouragement and fear. Many have said they fear for their children because they feel like their children will not grow up with the same amount […]

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My New Years Wish: A Heart Like That

The fruit of her commitment to a relationship with God was strikingly evident. Almost overnight, the child who used to bolt and run in stores, tantrum wherever, and was full of sass turned into an easy, conscientious child who exhibited an uncanny measure of self-control and is a hard worker. Choices that had previously been driven by self-will were replaced by choices directed by God’s will. That is what happens when God removes our hard hearts and gives us His heart.

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Reflections of Psalm 23, Day 8

Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. In the valleys of life, where storms press in, floods rage, and predators rush in, the Shepherd’s presence is comforting, and his rod and his staff are tools by which he rescues, disciplines, protects, and comforts his sheep. In North America, today’s shepherds often carry a rifle […]

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