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Advent Word 3 - Time

Posted by Bethany Nelson on

Advent Word 3 - Time   I find it interesting that in our society, we often talk about time as being quite scarce. "I don't have enough time!" "I've run out of time!" "If only there were more time!" However, I think we actually have plenty of time. The issue is not the amount of time that...

Advent Word 2 - Visit

Posted by Bethany Nelson on

I recently returned from  a few days of vacation in Chicago to see family.  When I told people that was my plan for vacation, more than one person told me, "Oh, that's not a vacation … that's a visit."  The implication being that vacations are fun, while visits are...

Advent Word 1 - Unexpected

Posted by Bethany Nelson on

On this first Sunday of Advent, our Advent Word is "unexpected." How appropriate for a church going through a renovation! We certainly have experienced our share of the unexpected already, and will no doubt continue to encounter the unexpected. And, it is the unexpected which is at the very...

Advent Word

Posted by Bethany Nelson on

We are looking forward to our Advent Word devotional during this Advent season. You are invited to reflect on a different word each day of Advent, and a brief reflection will also be posted here every day. Want to share a reflection in writing, video, or photo? Let Bethany know.

Faith in the Midst of Fire

Posted by Rob McClellan on

But now thus says the Lord,he who created you, O Jacob,he who formed you, O Israel:Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;I have called you by name, you are mine.When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you;when you walk through fire you...

Present Parenting Tips

Posted by Jeff Shankle on

Thanks to Stephen Van Dusen for suggesting this! We’ve compiled a list of the specific ideas that came out of our Present Parenting Workshop on September 23rd with Laura Schwarz and Rob McClellan. Also, we will be addressing several of the items that were mentioned by you in a future...

Surveyed to Life

Posted by Rob McClellan on

Years ago, when in a position of giving feedback, difficult feedback in this case, I was taken by how the recipient replied with such open-hearted gratitude, quoting Proverbs 27:17 – “Iron sharpens iron, and one person sharpens the wits of another.” Thank you for...