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A Carols Thank You!

Look at pictures here » Carols for Christmastime 2018 is in the books, and what a time it was! A program like that doesn’t come together through the efforts of one person. It takes a huge team of people to pull it all together. I didn’t feel like I was able to do that adequately…

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I Was Made for This

Last weekend at the Carols for Christmas concert, I got a no-doubt, in-the-flesh confirmation that I was made to Praise the Lord. You might think I got caught up in the moment, but I see it as clear confirmation of all that I have learned on my faith journey this year. How great our joy!…

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Who Are You? 

When I was asked to write this piece, I got really nervous. I would have to tell you who I am. I would have to put myself out there. Take a step toward my purpose. A scary thought. I’m 33 years old, and I’m still figuring it out. Who am I? I have four kids,…

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A Pathway of Blesssing

Great is Thy Faithfulness was written by Thomas Obediah Chisholm in 1923. Chisholm was born in a log cabin in humble surroundings. He struggled with unstable health that made steady employment difficult. He was saved at the age of 27 and began writing poems expressing his faith. Through all the ups and downs, he discovered…

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Front Row Singing

Journal entry by Vicki Bunke — Nov 12, 2018 A few weeks following Grace’s funeral, I was talking with some friends over dinner. We discussed many things that evening, but much of our conversation was focused on Grace as well as another person whom we all loved that had died shortly before her. At one…

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With God, Emotional Baggage Flies Free

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Phil 4:6-7 Two months after Steven and I got married, my job sent me to…

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You Make Me Brave

Strength and weakness, bravery and cowardice: both are topics I have written on before, yet both seem to orbit back around as major themes of my life. Sometimes I wonder if I am too honest about when I am scared, nervous, or feeling weak. I was told last week that I was. Yet, still I…

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The God of Miracles

I remember when my sons Zeke and Levi learned the song I’ve Got the Joy, Joy, Joy Joy (Down in my Heart). With each verse, the lyrics get a bit more challenging for children to remember, and the concepts behind the words become harder for our minds to comprehend. Inevitably, I found myself explaining what…

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