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Christian Community by Lettie Cederquist “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” —Hebrews 10:24-25 I recently resumed meeting with my […]

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Fond Memories by Jane Josephs “I thank my God every time I remember you.” –Philippians 1:3 My children gave me a year-long subscription last Christmas to a company called Storyworth. Each week, the company sends me a question via e-mail (pre-chosen by my daughter) that asks me to write about a story or memory from […]

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Believe Into by Jim Rower “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” —John 3:16 A few decades ago (yes, I’m that old), I was asked to give a kick-off talk about faith for a new small group […]

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Running from Evil By Marjorie Joramo “Be ready to speak up and tell anyone who asks why you’re living the way you are and always with the utmost courtesy.” –1 Peter 3:15 (The Message) “…we rejoice in our hope of sharing the glory of God.” –Romans 5:2c (RSV) Recently I spent a couple of weeks […]

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Faith the Size of a Mustard Seed by Nikki Horne “…if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move.” –Matthew 17:20 It was about five years after Rob and I were married that we wanted to start a family. […]

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The Shema by Mike Herrnstein “Hear, O Israel: The Lord is our God, the Lord is one! You must love the Lord your God with your whole mind, your whole being, and all your strength.”  –Deuteronomy 6:4-5 This ancient prayer, better known as the Shema, has long intrigued me. Not only has it been recited […]

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Surrendering in Order to Overcome by Tracy Gordon “That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” –2 Corinthians 12:10 Well, it’s that time of year again and the kiddos are headed back to school. I don’t […]

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An Acrostic Psalm By Donna Middlestead In 2005, I attended Dr. Bill Creasy’s class on the Psalms. During that time, we were assigned with the project of writing an acrostic Psalm. Each line begins with the consecutive letter of the alphabet from A-Z. It was a meaningful experience for me and I suggest you try it! […]

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Our God Sees by Amy Ruiz “She gave this name to the Lord who spoke to her: ‘You are the God who sees me,’ for she said, ‘I have now seen the One who sees me.’”  –Gen.16:13 Do you recall the story of Hagar? Most of us know the story of Abraham and Sarah from […]

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Loving Each Other Means Talking to Each Other By Debbie Yamamoto “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are My disciples, if you love one another.” –John 13:34-35 This year I’ve spent quite a bit […]

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