A Life Full of Love and Faith

By: Julie Thompson “All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance.” (Hebrews 11:13) Hebrews Chapter 11 is know as the “Great Hall of Faith” chapter because it recounts those who...

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Random and Profound Thoughts

By: Cindy Stepanek Trust Zechariah 2 In this chapter God is calling the exiled Israelite s back to build the temple in Jerusalem so that God may protect them and dwell among them. It sounds like a pretty easy request but not everyone came when He called. Why? I am...

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Dirt Under My Nails

By: Jenny Crabtree Spring is a wonderful time of year! I’m happy when my fingers are turning over soil, finding fat earthworms, planting seeds, and getting dirty. What a joy it is that just a few weeks later I am harvesting baby kale, lettuce, and radishes. Oh, I have a...

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Random and Profound Thoughts

By: Cindy Stepanek Boundaries Zechariah 1 I am constantly amazed at what I have learned and am learning about relationships and who I am while reading the Old Testament. Today is another one of those light bulb moments. If I were to describe my underlying personality, I would have to...

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Accept the Gratitude

By: Judy Roll My mother loss was an emotional loss because of family illness or dramatic circumstances that kept my mom emotionally unavailable to me during several critical times while I was growing up. At the best of times, mom was a loving, giving mom who was unable to express...

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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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