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Do You Believe?

Jesus, the Messiah, spoke to us all when he posed the question to Martha: “Do you believe?”. Do we truly believe that Jesus is the resurrection and the life? Do we believe he holds all power over life and death? His words and Martha’s situation easily lead our minds to think of physical death. We […]

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Different Gifts

Romans 12:4-8 reads, “For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If […]

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Christ Be Magnified!

This past Sunday we sang the song Christ Be Magnified by Cody Carnes and we utilized the bridge portion of the song as the introduction to our prayer time. I want to encourage you to continue praying and reflecting on those words this week. Reread them each day and reflect on how they apply to […]

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Hope

“We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ (1 Thessalonians 1:3). Paul is remembering the Church in Thessalonica. His heart is geared towards their “works produced by faith, their labor prompted by love, and their […]

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A Note From Pastor Karen

Thanksgiving used to be just a bit easier when we were children. Everyone would come over to my grandma’s house where we would set up an adult table in the dining room and a kids table in the family room, my grandma letting me set out the china she used only for this specific holiday. […]

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The Seasons of Life

This week time changes. We move one hour backwards meaning that my children will be up at some crazy early hour. The rooster will still be sleeping and they will be ready for breakfast. This especially applies to our 6-year-old foster daughter. She is always up bright and early. When we became foster parents, we […]

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So, You Want to Know About Global Migration

“When people make the decision to pick up, leave their homes, and move away from all that is familiar, it is not a decision that is made lightly. These journeys uproot people, often subjecting them to different forms of trauma as they cross the borders both within their home countries and outside of it. Just […]

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Pausing to Pray, For Others

We are often disconnected from the bad that is lurking around each corner. We see the good in people and in our communities. For that, we are blessed. There are also events in our world today that are devastating. This week a gang of Haitians kidnapped 17 people who were serving with Christian Aid Ministries. […]

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Create in Me a Clean Heart, O God!

When our family began fostering, one of my stipulations was that we have someone come a couple of times a month and clean the house. We can handle the little things, but having all the floors, windows, and bathrooms done is AMAZING! Every other Monday I walk into my house and my breath is gone […]

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When the Stress Is On the Rise

“When the stress is on the rise in my heart I feel you say just breathe. Come and rest at my feet and be, just be. Chaos calls but all you really need is to just breathe” – Breathe by Jonny Diaz I love my job and you’ll hear me say that often, however today, […]

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