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Two Truths and a Lie

There’s a game I’m sure many of you have played once or twice as an icebreaker in group gatherings. Everyone goes around sharing two things that are true about themselves and one that’s a lie. Everyone else has to guess which one’s the lie and in so doing, everyone learns just a tad bit more about each other. In this unprecedented time in our world, a time that none of us could ever have imagined,…

June 22, 2020
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Grieving Small Losses

I sit with a lump in my throat trying to select a package of graduation pictures for my high school senior. I decided weeks ago that most of these pictures were overposed and overpriced. Now, however, I look at these cap and gown pictures realizing that they may be the only graduation pictures of my son. Senior year is ending like a dystopian novel. Spreading virus. Illness and death. Social distancing. Canceled everything….perhaps including graduation.…

June 8, 2020
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Spiritual Disciplines Series: Loving the Word Through Reading and Studying

Editor’s Note: Recently, our Study Together groups worked through Richard Foster’s book Celebration of Discipline. So many helpful conversations ensued that we thought we’d create a blog series on the topic. For the next six months, our first post will focus on one of the spiritual disciplines. Today we start with the discipline of study. Enjoy!

June 1, 2020
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Dear Younger Women of our Church

Dear Younger Women of our Church,

This world is not kind to you. It calls your Christianity narrow-minded, your biblical obedience brain-washed, and your church commitment old-fashioned. You are supposed to be gorgeous, accomplished, and successful all the time–not to mention present and mindful. By following Jesus, you swim against a swift and strong current, and we applaud you. You are doing a great job!

May 25, 2020
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Dear Older Women of our Church

Dear Older Women of our Church, 

Studies show that older women feel invisible. They no longer display the celebrated beauty of youth, the magical gift of fertility, or the fresh face of potential. Though they fight to believe God’s truth about aging, the culture sure doesn’t make it easy. 

But older ladies, you are not invisible to us. You are not irrelevant.  Don’t think for a minute that your work is done around here. We honor you and we need you.

May 18, 2020