Then some of the scribes and Pharisees said to Him, “Teacher, we want to see a sign from You.” Matthew 12:38 In our day to day lives as Christians we look for the signs around us that reaffirm God’s blessings in our lives. Part of getting ready for the new...

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Valentine’s Day

Isn’t it funny how the mythology of our human love involves a roly-poly, flying, diapered baby wielding a deadly weapon!?! This whimsical creature and icon of Valentine’s Day sees two people and shoots them with his bow and arrow…apparently a skilled act of violence makes people instantly fall in love....

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Fire and Rain

Recently one of my dear Aussie friends asked for prayer for the fires raging across her homeland. She poured out her heart over the loss of homes, wildlife, and millions of acres burning out of control. Stories of people running into the sea as their only escape from the flames...

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Sharing Another’s Perspective

To follow up on the conversation I had with Craig on Jan 19th, I wanted to share some practical ways you can put some of what we talked about into action! Here is a great article that has some wonderful tips on how you can disciple your children starting now....

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Sun Dogs and Healthy Families

The sun dog was unusually brilliant, fully encompassing its cloud wisp; and the added pink jet trail that striped through it stood in stark contrast to the bright blue sky around them. The jet stream resembled Cupid’s arrow puncturing that lopped-off rainbow. I was transfixed by God’s glorious surprise in...

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A Message of Love

Two thousand twenty when you write it out like that seems so much bigger than 2020! You can almost hear the collective sigh of relief that the holidays are over and a new year has begun. Starting out new holds so much promise and then the resolutions begin. We all...

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Epiphany Reflection

We were once in darkness, but we have now seen the light (Eph. 5:8) Epiphany started yesterday – depending on which calendar you look at and, frankly, your specific faith tradition.  Following the Christmas season, this is the time that celebrates an illuminating discovery, realization, the disclosure … of the...

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Humbled. Awed. Blessed to Serve You!

We’ve decided to close the 2019 Staff blog with thoughts and ponderings from each of our staff members. There were no specific rules other than to write a closing thought or reflection on this past year. This post may be a little longer than our usual but it is heartfelt....

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Those Who Sow in Tears Shall Reap in Joy

Merry Christmas all! Looks like I’ve been randomly selected to write the Christmas blog. How nice. I want to start by wishing you – on behalf of all the staff – a blessed time of love, peace and joy. You all deserve it! You are such an amazing, wonderful, sweet...

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God’s Gift

I grew up in a non-church family. The only times we went to church were on Christmas or Easter when my mother would take us to Mass. I felt church was just a series of religious rituals we had to endure before we got to the more exciting events of...

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