A Threefold Cord
July 3rd, 2020
On Sunday morning, Nick Brandt walked us through the second chapter of Ruth. He showed us that even in times of hardship, God faithfully gives us glimmers of hope to keep us going. In the book of Ruth...  Read More
June 16th, 2020
At 5twelve City Church, we've been working through a sermon series called "Forward: From Fear to Faith." On Sunday morning, Jurie walked us through a framework that explained the different Biblical wo...  Read More
June 12th, 2020
The book If You Give a Mouse a Cookie takes the reader on a silly cause-and-effect journey through the possible consequences of giving a mouse a cookie. He'll want milk, and then a straw, and then a n...  Read More
June 6th, 2020
I used to have real trouble with James 1:6-8: But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That person should n...  Read More
Captive Thoughts
June 3rd, 2020
I don't watch the news. I don't read the news. Aside from the occasional article about an interesting technology or what books to read next, I avoid my Google newsfeed. I steer clear of people on soci...  Read More
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