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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...

Another "and"

Posted by Rob McClellan on

Another “and” Our young people have lead us in ways they should never have to, and yet thank God they have.  I pray for the kind of courage the students of Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida have displayed in grieving and in speaking out for justice. ...


Posted by Bethany Nelson on

Yesterday, the season of Lent began with Ash Wednesday.  Lent is the 40-day season prior to Easter when Christians are encouraged to examine our lives and repent.  Repent simply means “to turn,” so during Lent we consider how we might turn away from that which separates us...