Reflection

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Listening to People of Other Religions

February 9, 2019

I believe one of the greatest mistakes Christians have made is that we communicate as if we have exclusive access to Jesus. I want to grow in being a person who invites others, regardless of their religious identities, to come alongside me to help me to better listen to Jesus.

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Ready, set … stillness.

February 2, 2019

In which Becky Cleveland takes a deep breath, steps into discomfort, and learns to embrace her inner introvert. Three days alone in the mountains stretched her and God surprised her in new, unexpected and sometimes even painful, ways.

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Making Peace with Change

January 2, 2019

Christians facing death, or any changes in life, can have peace. There is a God who always has something good waiting for us around the next bend, even on the other side of death. Having that peace is what makes us different.

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He Is My Song

October 10, 2018

Were you moved by the worship on Sunday? Well there’s a bigger story there. Kendra bravely shares her story of calling, struggle, trust and surrender. We loudly applaud such vulnerability around here.

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On Santa’s Economy and Advent

December 19, 2017

If Santa’s reputation can be trusted, I’m getting coal this Christmas. It’s as it should be. This year my prayer life has limped along, and my selfishness has run rampant. I’ve done very little to foster hope, peace, joy, or love. So when they’re offered to me, I end up looking around, pointing to my chest, like, “For me? Is this some kind of joke?

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How to respond when someone shares a burden with you.

November 13, 2017

There will be those among our church family in the coming weeks contemplating the frightening step of opening up to someone about their burden. Most of us don’t have degrees in counseling, and when friends come to us with a serious struggle, it can be paralyzing—we don’t quite know what to say and we can be afraid of saying the wrong thing.

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On Doubt

August 27, 2015

The fear is that doubt will push us further from God. But my doubts only push God away when I push them down. When I earnestly pursue them and am honest with God, they have pushed me closer to Him every time.

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