May 25th, 2020
On Sunday morning, we started a new sermon series called "Forward: From Fear to Faith." This topic would seem really "current events driven" if we hadn't worked on the plans for it all the way back du...  Read More
May 21st, 2020
When I was a little girl, one of my favorite movies was The Little Princess, starring Shirley Temple (1939). From growing up with that movie, I learned a few things, like what special-ness is: Sarah C...  Read More
May 14th, 2020
Sunday morning, Jurie brought us a simple but powerful message - we serve the God who saves. One of the things Howard Storm, our guest interviewee, pointed out was that the Bible reiterates the phrase...  Read More
May 7th, 2020
And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness (Genesis 1:3-4, NIV) Before He created anything else in the unive...  Read More
April 26th, 2020
I grew up in a very fundamentalist denomination. There, while we were taught that Jesus is the only route to salvation, we were also taught that our sins "count" and that we must be on our best behavi...  Read More
April 23rd, 2020
I love a good story. I devour stories, in any format - movies, TV series, conversations with friends, and especially books. There's not much in this world that angers me more than spoilers; please nev...  Read More
Before Enlightenment
April 11th, 2020
On Easter weekend, God displayed His true purpose for sending Jesus - to bring us from darkness into light (or to enlighten us) - over and over again. Consider 1 Peter 2:9 (NIV): But you are a chosen ...  Read More
This is Strange...
April 9th, 2020
On Sunday morning, Jurie walked us through the "burning bush" passage in Exodus, where Moses is called to free God's people from the Egyptians. During the sermon, one phrase jumped out at me; I don't ...  Read More
Ready and Powerful
April 3rd, 2020
On Sunday morning, Jurie walked us through one of the most well-known parts of scripture, where Paul uses the extended metaphor of armor to convey how Christians prepare for battle (Ephesians 6:13-17)...  Read More
Absence... and Presence
March 26th, 2020
They say that absence makes the heart grow fonder. Sometimes, I think that's entirely true. Sometimes, though, I think that in our independence, our stance with regard to people is more "out of sight,...  Read More
March 19th, 2020
On Sunday morning, JP walked us through Ephesians 4, showing us Paul's guidance for how to walk with God. Today, I just want to focus on the very beginning of the chapter: I, therefore, the prisoner o...  Read More
Planted and Fearless, pt. 2
March 11th, 2020
Last year, just as this blog was getting going, I wrote a post called Planted and FEARLESS. Today, watching the world buy all the toilet paper because of novel coronavirus-19, I'm reminded of the sent...  Read More