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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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Awake!

My wife, Na Lim, and I have been parents to our beautiful Baby K for almost 16 months. Most nights, our girl sleeps through the night. Glory to God! But sleepless nights (you know those ones that never end) are a recent memory. I can remember midnight, 2am, and 4am wake up cries very vividly–that…

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O Come to the Altar

Are you hurting and broken within, overwhelmed by the weight of your sin? Jesus is calling. Have you come to the end of yourself? Do you thirst for a drink from the well? Jesus is calling. Leave behind your regrets and mistakes. Come today, there’s no reason to wait.Jesus is calling. Bring your sorrows and trade…

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Sermon Preview: Choose Communion Over Criticism

Last week, Pastor Jody challenged us to live our lives to a higher standard, above the self-interest of partisan positioning. As Christians, we are called to rise above in order to show others a more excellent way in Christ. This means that we must understand the power of our words, both to help and to…

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