Internalizing the Reality of What Christ Did

Let me tell you, I have had the hardest time trying to think of what to write for my last blog. But, after having gone through possibilities of a “goodbye and thank you” blog, a “recap of the 18 months of my time here” blog, or anything of that sort,...

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Reflections

Here is my blog for this week. It is a reflection over my time here at the church, hope you enjoy 🙂 I have now been in Coeur d’Alene for 9 weeks and a lot has happened since I arrived. I taught Sunday School almost every Sunday, I co-lead the...

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Summer Recipes

I will be the first to tell you I agonize over writing the blog post at times. I stress over content and I seem to never have inspiration strike when I need it most! This week instead of writing a profound thought, or sharing a cute story, I would love...

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Partial Tears

I don’t like crying. I don’t really understand the idea of a good cry. When I cry, my nose gets red and runny, my head aches, and I rarely feel better after shedding tears; there doesn’t seem to be much good about it. I know crying is healthy, but I...

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Youth Mission Trip Report

Middle School For the Middle School Mission Trip, we went over to Spokane for a weekend. On Friday evening, we walked around the city and saw the different areas of downtown Spokane. The pretty city park with the river where many homeless people spend their nights, the mall and shopping...

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Trust in the Lord

Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” The past 3 weeks of my existence have been challenging, to say the least. Facing perpetual unrest and uncertainty...

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Clint Eastwood vs Charlie Branch

I heard on NPR near the end of May that Clint Eastwood completed his 89th year of this earthly life.  Did I really hear 89?  That’s only a year younger than Dad!  Thinking about his works that I’ve seen, including the character Rowdy Yates in Rawhide, Lt. Kelly in Kelly’s...

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Life Changes

As many of you know, I will soon be heading down to Texas to pursue my Masters in Divinity at Truett Seminary. But, there is also an even greater and more exciting life change around the corner for me: marriage! This past Friday I proposed marriage to the most wonderful...

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Job

I have been on the daunting and painfully slow journey of reading the entire Bible since the summer of 2016. I have finally read through all the history sections and am now at the face of Job. I’ve heard mixed and conflicting emotions surrounding the story of Job. Some people...

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“Girl – I Got This!”

Sunday night was a rough one for me. I was up three times during the night worrying about Vacation Bible School. Would we have enough volunteers? How was I going to pull off all the decorating that needed to get done? Would the children hear the gospel message in a...

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