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A Chance Encounter

After taking communion I encountered a couple seated in the chairs, heads bowed, hands clasped together, and one praying over the other. Changing direction, I headed to the prayer candle table. My prayers of thanksgiving were: that people had been led to pause to turn burdens over to the power of God; that folks had…

Worship

John Huffman describes a moment he had with his daughter. He had been away for several weeks on a mission’s trip. When his airplane landed, he could hardly wait to see his wife and four kids, but he and the other passengers were detained in customs for two hours. Finally they let them proceed to…

reGift: Love

I recently read an article pointing out we are the difference-maker representing God to those just getting to know Jesus, or folks who can’t yet understand why we set aside what we have for the benefit of “church”. Think about it this way: Most folks acknowledge, or are at least aware of Jesus at Christmas…

Time Is Getting Closer!

Time is getting closer… for our Adult Mission trip to Puerto Rico to help rebuild homes damaged from two hurricanes in 2017. This will be my first ever mission trip but, with no doubt, I will be traveling with many “veterans” of mission trips that will guide and direct me! This is something I have…

Why Do We Pray?

What a great question I was asked by a child desiring a relationship with their Heavenly Father. God already knows what we are going to ask for and God knows what is on our heart. Do we believe that our prayers will change God’s plans and circumstances? Is there another reason for us to pray?…

Last month, before Christmas, one Sunday morning we were running a little late, and so I was anxiously in a hurry to get to church. I got Ollie all buckled in to his car seat, everybody got in, and I zoomed out of the garage! But the problem was that I had failed to close…

Agent Lovelight

This past week, Mom and I found a bag of my sister’s clothing; I kept a couple items. Sunday, words from Saturday’s sermon rang in my memory “the light reveals things we couldn’t or didn’t want to see before”. A black shirt at home did not reveal what sunlight in the church parking lot did…

Preparing for Advent

Advent is defined as the arrival of a notable person, thing, or event. For Christians, Advent is the 4-week preparation for the celebration of God’s gift to us, the birth of Jesus Christ. This is the season which we use to prepare for and remember the real meaning of Christmas. We celebrate the coming of…