Random and Profound Thoughts

By: Cindy Stepanek Haggai 2 God’s Instructions Can you imagine how overwhelming it would be to rebuild the temple? There was only a “remnant” of faithful people left. Their resources were extremely limited and not readily available like they were when Solomon built the temple. I have never been asked...

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Tell Them What They’ve Done

By: Christine Fishel I made my friend cry. She’s tough as nails, so it caught me off guard. I had written a short note to tell her how she had impacted my life, a part of a larger gift from many women influenced by this amazing leader’s ministry. She told...

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Random and Profound Thoughts

By: Cindy Stepanek Jonah 1 Running To or From I can’t seem to stop thinking about all the different things to learn from chapter 1. There seems to be so much more to the story than Jonah ran. From this chapter, I have learned a simple concept that changes the...

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Talk To Me

By: Kris Fisher My eleven year-old daughter and I spent a recent Sunday afternoon in a local laser tag facility. We were on opposing teams and so we hid from each other in dark corners, cramped down low to prevent our flashing vests from revealing our location as we waited...

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Mother’s Day

By: Cindy Stepanek Mother’s Day has always been a conundrum for me. Growing up, my relationship with my mom was always a bit on the story side. I wasn’t an easy child, and she wasn’t an easy mother. I never understood why a person would spend one day honoring a...

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Random and Profound Thoughts

By: Cindy Stepanek Scripture Passage: Amos 8 I would really like to ask, “How could the people in Amos’s time be impatient for the festivals and Sabbath to get over? Didn’t they realize what a privilege that was?” I can’t ask that. It seems like a lifetime ago that I...

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How Well Are You Sleeping…or not?

By: Jenny Crabtree The subject of sleep (or better yet, non-sleep) has been on my mind this week.  We women juggle family, career, faith, volunteer work, and relationships, often neglecting our basic needs.  In addition to diet and exercise, sleep is a pillar of wellness.  We often overlook the value...

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Random and Profound Thoughts

By: Cindy Stepanek * Each week I will be posting a scripture passage from my quiet time, along with my random, but profound thoughts on the passage. RAPTs. Enjoy! Scripture Passage: Amos 7 I love how Amos responds to Amaziah when he tries to kick him out of the country....

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The Women In My Mirror

By: Christine Fishel I am starting to look like my mom. I’m 47 years old, and I’ve never had much resemblance to my mother, so it is surprising to me that I am suddenly sharing some of her attributes. My new short hairstyle, exposing my grayness, lightens my coloring to...

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Random and Profound Thoughts

By: Cindy Stepanek * Each week I will be posting a scripture passage from my quiet time, along with my random, but profound thoughts on the passage. RAPTs. Enjoy! Scripture passage: Jonah 2 I find it interesting how I can read the Bible one time and see something or assume...

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