Category Archives: Encouragement

What’s a Year Hold? Finding Mid-Year Encouragement

Hard to believe but we are half way through 2013. How's it going for you? Do you still remember those New Year resolutions? Is life turning out how you hoped...or is it a year of leaning a lot more on God bringing good from difficulty? Let's face it...those can be tough years. In order to…
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A Call for Creative Christ-followers

My family and I were watching Wall-E when I had an unexpected, almost jarring, realization. If you don't know, Wall-E is a movie made by some of the very creative people at Pixar about the adventures of a solitary robot cleaning up the Earth. As I watched, I was amazed at the experience of this…
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Identity Theft: You Aren’t Who You Think You Are

Identity theft comes in many ways. Ever feel useless? Worthless? Like you are just taking up space? Often it comes from someone else but sometimes we steal it from ourselves. We look in the mirror and see something completely different than others may...and even with what others see, it may not be what God does.…
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You Know You Need a Sabbath When…

Whether it is work, family, hobbies, or whatever, life can move very fast. Busy makes us feel important but it is essential that as a follower of Christ we learn to slow down to reflect and to worship. It is just one of the many counter-cultural ways of living that Jesus calls us to as…
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The Oscars | An Eternal Reward

It's Academy Award time where the words "The Oscar goes to..." are repeated over...and over...and over. Most of us are not going to get a statue of a bald gold man. But for a Christ-follower there are rewards to be gained one day. Who will present it? How do actions count toward this? Some think…
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Our Ugly Apartment

I write this while sitting on one of the only pieces of furniture in our apartment. And by our apartment, I mean the apartment our landlords made us pseudo-move into while they renovate our actual apartment. To make the transition easier, we tried to take the littlest amount of things with us in order to…
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Can You See It?: For Those Who are Weary…

Recently Pr. Todd shared with us about weariness in considering Philippians 3:1-11. When we are weary, many things go out of focus…attitudes, emotions, view of circumstances, and so on. Our weariness impacts our awareness. Watch this and we’ll catch up below: There are many things we can miss in life. It takes work…and, often times,…
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