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A Happy New Year

A Happy New Year

A prayer.  A praise.  A promise.  And a hope. As we close out the year, many are closing out their reading plans for 2021. From the final chapters of the Old Testament, New Testament, Psalms, and Proverbs, we are given a prayer, a praise, a promise and a hope as we head into 2022: First, a promise (or a warning): “The Lord of Heaven’s Armies says, ‘The day of judgement is coming,...

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Where Are You Planted?

Where Are You Planted?

For the one praying, hoping, or anticipating 2022 will be a year of growth, change, or fruitfulness: may I encourage you to consider where you are planted? “Oh the joys of those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand around with sinners, or join in with mockers.But they delight in the law of the Lord, meditating on it day and night.  They are like trees planted along the...

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The Miracle – and the Message – of the Manger

The Miracle – and the Message – of the Manger

“If you could communicate anything with Zoey (our puppy) – and she could understand it – what would it be?”  That was the question posed by my young son to our family.  We gave answers such as, “I would tell her to stop barking!” and “I would say stop chewing the furniture!” Quietly, answering his own question, he replied, “I would tell her that I loved her.” Is that not the message and miracle...

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3-Week Zoom Bible Study: “Letting Go: Finding Peace in His Plans” (A Study on the Sovereignty of God)

3-Week Zoom Bible Study: “Letting Go: Finding Peace in His Plans” (A Study on the Sovereignty of God)

To express interest and availability for a 3-week study in March 2022, please click here. As women, we are often in a battle for control. We hear "let go and let God" but find it is easier said than done! How can we "let go" when we are not confident in the One to whom we are giving our concerns, desires, future, and loved ones? In this 3 week study on the sovereignty of God, we will be...

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Lessons from the Farm: Biblical Truth Through Interactive Experience

Lessons from the Farm: Biblical Truth Through Interactive Experience

Local friends are invited to a special three-part Bible study this spring at a nearby farm that will offer Biblical truth through interactive experience. You may attend as many (or few) as you are able. As seen in the Gospels, Jesus often taught His followers spiritual lessons through the natural world. This is precisely our hope for this special series! Please note: this event is full. If we...

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Hungering for the Bread of Life: Praying the Scriptures {Psalm 119}

Hungering for the Bread of Life: Praying the Scriptures {Psalm 119}

Click here for downloadable Scripture and prayer cards. Consider printing them and making them your prayer! Click here to listen - "Moving from 'Having Devotions' to 'Living Devotedly' (Encouragement for those in busy, pressing seasons)" - a podcast episode aimed to offer hope and encouragement for your devotional life. (Be sure to check out more recommended resources below.) "There is only one...

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Cultivating Gratitude

Cultivating Gratitude

I was only a college student, but the words said in passing have stuck with me all these (many) years later: “Gratitude must be cultivated.”  You see, I was at the home of one of the leaders of my campus ministry, joining the family for a home-cooked dinner (every college student’s dream!).  I left with much more than a satisfied stomach, however.  I left with an invaluable lesson...

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November 2021 ~ Gratitude

November 2021 ~ Gratitude

Download PDF November's daily verses to read and pray are all about, you guessed it - GRATITUDE!   The other day my son asked, “Have you ever noticed that so many of the morals of our stories are about being thankful?”  I asked him why he thought that was and if maybe it had to do with the fact that children need to constantly be reminded of being grateful! We find the theme of...

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Though I Am…

Though I Am…

What a great example David has given to us for walking through times of difficulty. Although he was well aware of his circumstances and troubles, he did not fix his gaze upon them.  He did not see them as his end.  How?  By following the “though” of his circumstance with the truth of his God. “THOUGH I am surrounded by troubles, YOU will protect me…”. (Psalm 138) How necessary it is for us, as...

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Light in Our Darkness

Light in Our Darkness

Feeling as though you're in the thick of the battle? Feeling weak, weary, and exhausted? You're not alone.  While a very different kind of battle, no doubt, this is what is described for us in 2 Samuel 21 when the Philistines once again were at war with Israel. We read that when David and his men "were in the thick of battle, David became weak and exhausted."   Battles, of any kind, will do that...

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