I have noted on this blog before that it helps me to meditate on Scripture when I translate truths from God’s Word into my own language.  Sometimes for me that translating comes in the form of a poem.  For this week’s blog entry, I want to share with you a rhyme/poem of sorts that I…
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During the recent sermon series on marriage, Pastor Chip spoke to issues of singleness and marriage from 1 Cor. 7.  As a single person who doesn’t necessarily desire to stay single forever, these thoughts from Ben Shute were a very encouraging follow up. Whether you are married or single, this is a great read to…
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Often I have mothers ask me how I did such a great job raising my children. I always sigh because I know it was never me. What they see is God’s plan for my children unfold. He used me as a vessel in their life and I am the one that received the blessing. Our…
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Do you have an insatiable appetite for approval? Most of us would quickly answer “no” but if we really had to take a long look at our souls we might answer a little differently. Do we long to be recognized? Do we hate to be overlooked or forgotten? Does it drive us crazy when we…
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Having attended the Fathers in the Field information session last Saturday, it became clear that the love and presence of a father in a child’s life has tremendous impact. On the contrary, the lack of a father in a child’s life can do tremendous damage. The pain and confusion a fatherless child experiences stems from…
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This past year, we began meeting once a month on Sunday nights for church-wide prayer.  The young adult Bible study that takes place on Thursday nights has also set aside once a month to devote to prayer.  For someone who has struggled with prayer over the years, these prayer gatherings have been refreshing for my…
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