Category Archives: Theology

In the Void: When God’s Voice and Vision Seem Distant (Part 1)

Do good things come to those who wait, or do they come to those listen to the One who wants good things for you? When our ears are bombarded with burdens and numb from the noise, hearing God can be hard. Come alongside FirstCov'er, Melissa Falde, as she breaks down three straightforward steps to help tune…
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A FirstCov Story: God Knits Things Together in Surprising Ways

Ever experienced God tying things together in your everyday life, making them into a beautiful picture? I hope so, but the honest truth is that the days between such moments, when we can't see it, are hard. But He is with us...and we had an experience of that as a church family just this past…
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God and Suffering: 4 Big Questions

How do we understand God in the midst of the suffering around us? Shootings, diseases, mental illness, and so many more things press upon our life reminding us of our frailty but also causing us to reflect on whom God is in the midst of it. Suffering can reveal what we really believe about God.…
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“Mouth Ministry”: Are You Saying Anything?

As this cartoon shows, words run rampant in life...but does that mean we are saying anything? Whether it is with our own family and friends, the volume of words and info on the internet, or the commentators from TV, there are a lot of words said but not always a message being given. Words +…
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10 Ways the Cross Can Impact How You Live Each Day

Easter will be here shortly. A day of joy. Relief after reflecting on some difficult events. Hope in a resurrection because of the resurrection. What does it look like in everyday life to live differently because of the cross? That can be hard to capture. Is it something we believe or does it impact how…
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God on…sleep?

In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat — for he grants sleep to those he loves (Psalm 127:2). How we work with sleep actually can help you know what you believe about God. Sleep is a commodity that, depending upon our stage of life, can be very hard…
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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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