September “One Word”: HONESTY

September “One Word”: HONESTY

by Catherine Miller “Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my concerns.  See if there is any offensive way in me; lead me in the everlasting way.”  Psalm 139: 23-24 CSB  As we heard in Chris Recinella’s sermon this past Sunday, honesty...

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A Bedtime Song for Anxious Children

A Bedtime Song for Anxious Children

By Catherine Miller  I started a book study on the Psalms recently with a few friends and family members online. The book is Open and Unafraid: The Psalms as a Guide to Life by W. David O. Taylor. Over the last two weeks we talked about sadness and anger, and how...

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Creating sacred space

Creating sacred space

by Catherine Miller Like many others, I have been slowly taking back my home during quarantine. I decluttered the baby’s room, reorganized the boys’ room, and deep cleaned the bathrooms. Henry and I cleaned and repainted the foyer and painted the front door in a blue...

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Questions for reflecting and preparing

Questions for reflecting and preparing

by Angela Jones This “stay at home” season has been a very intense season of growth for me. It has been a season of unlearning certain thought patterns and behaviors and establishing new routines. It has been a season of simultaneously growing in my faith...

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Reflections on telecommuting

Reflections on telecommuting

by Henry Miller In peace I will lie down and sleep,  for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety.  Psalm 4:8 God embedded patterns of rest and renewal in His creation. God set the earth to spinning to give us day and night. He tilted its axis, giving us...

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I See You!

I See You!

I’m an extrovert OK? I admit it—no shame. I need people. I need feedback. I need to hear and see people laugh with me.

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Great Is Thy Faithfulness

Great Is Thy Faithfulness

by Catherine Miller Great is thy faithfulness, O God my Father;  there is no shadow of turning with thee;  thou changest not, thy compassions, they fail not;  as thou hast been thou forever wilt be.  The author of the hymn text “Great is Thy...

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Grief

Grief

by Angela Jones I wish I didn’t know grief as well as I do but I’m very familiar. I can point to at least six distinct times that I have experienced intense grief in my life—each one a unique experience that I experienced spiritually, emotionally, mentally, and...

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God’s Power

God’s Power

by Judith Barrett God gives me words to ponder. The words He spoke in early December overwhelmed me. My husband sat with me after church while I sobbed from the intensity of the Holy Spirit’s message: Big. Overwhelming. I had no idea what God meant. I told my...

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In the waiting

In the waiting

by Jo Walthall   Throughout the course of this COVID-19 outbreak, I’ve been following “information is beautiful,” a site that shares infographics with stats on the outbreak. According to one infographic, the media mentions of Covid-19 top 2.1 billion! And that’s...

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