• The Freedom of True Community

    February 15, 2018 Dana

    I recently returned home from a trip to Israel. It is an amazing country, a nation built on a common heritage. The community of Jewish believers on display in Israel reminds me of what community is not. Let me explain. The Jewish faith is much like the Christian one. There are many different sects, Orthodox,…

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  • I get by with a little help from my friends

    I Get By With a Little Help From My Friends

    February 7, 2018 Rosa

    I have learned a few things about community over the last six to seven years and in the last month or so, I have realized how significant those lessons were. I know that many of you will identify with me when I say that I was one of the women who avoid all “women groups”…

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  • Definition of faith

    No Faith

    January 7, 2018 Dana

    Last week I was in the place many of us find ourselves. You know, having indulged in the holidays and then preparing to have a new body by the end of January. I realized as I sat down to think about how I would get back on track and start eating properly, that I have…

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  • Struggling to Define My Faith

    January 2, 2018 Emily

    I didn’t realize how much I struggle with defining my faith until I was asked to write about faith. What do I believe in? I’ve procrastinated in answering this age-old question. Seeking the answer means coming to terms with how twisted my belief system has become. My mind is a pit, a dumping ground for…

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    My Complete Trust and Confidence is in YOU!

    December 27, 2017 Rosa

    Faith is a very common word used in our culture. We have probably all referred to it at some point in our life saying, “I wish I had enough faith”, “She sure has a whole lot of faith”, “It’s gonna take a lot of faith.” Or perhaps we have shared it as an encouragement to…

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  • Love Take Me Over lyrics by Steven Curtis Chapman

    My Prayer Time

    December 24, 2017 Abi

    Over the last two weeks, I’ve had constant low-grade anxiety. I call it low-grade, because I’m not in full blown worry mode, which took me years to recognize. But I have been feeling like I’m forgetting something, and that my to-do list is super long and impossible. These things aren’t true. Rationally, I know this.…

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  • If the devil can't make you bad, he'll make you busy

    Restoring Balance

    December 11, 2017 Jennie

    One of my favorite Christmas songs has always been “The Little Drummer Boy,” and I’m really not sure why. As a child, I played it in one of my winter piano recitals. I’m not sure if I selected the song because I connected with the harmonies and lyrics or if I thought it would be…

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  • How do you live out ordinary time?

    Ordinary Time

    December 4, 2017 Dana

    In the Christian liturgical calendar, there are many bright events like Christmas, but the larger percentage of the calendar is called Ordinary Time. Ordinary time is defined as the rhythm of living out the routine of our lives. I have learned that the real challenge is how faithful I am to myself and my community…

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  • Do something great photo by Clark Tibbs on Unsplash

    Desires of Our Heart

    December 4, 2017 Emily

    I love this time of year when we are turning the corner to a new season – a fresh start, a renewal of mind, body, and spirit. The upcoming uncharted territory makes me giddy with a sensation of endless possibilities.   In the journey of pursuing myself – the way that God has intricately and…

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