Name the Fear

By Annie Rohde I always go back to the Psalms. David’s outpouring of emotion reminds me that we can share our heart with God.David was recorded over and over for his faith and relationship with God.He didn’t polish himself before going before God. He asked God to purify him.He didn’t pull himself out of the …

My Father’s World

By Sheryl Murray This is my Father's WorldAnd to my listening earsAll nature sings and round me ringsThe music of the spheres As I was flying on a Boeing 737 a week ago, traveling from Memphis to Denver amidst the COVID-19 concern, my mind naturally turned to those who were suffering around the globe and …

Pause with Maranda

Our own Maranda Hoefs has led us in a practice of breathing and prayer during our Tuesday Morning opening times this year. Since we can't gather in person, she's made this for us to share online. I plan to follow along with her many times in the coming weeks. Hope you enjoy it too! https://youtu.be/Klg4dyHXOq8

Faith over Fear

What a year these past ten days have been, right? Like many of you, I’ve run the full gamut of emotions, thinking everything from “Darn, my vacation is canceled,” to “the world as we know it is OVER!” Some of you are learning to home-school for the very first time, others are dealing with loneliness, …

Living Words

By Carey Helmink I am a fan of the apostle Paul for many reasons but one of the main reasons is the humble way he lived his life and served the church. Because of the power of his words, it’s easy to imagine him different than he was. From things I have read, I believe …

Summoned

. I've been in a jury pool for District Court for the past 3 years straight. Every few months, I've gotten a summons to report for jury duty, but have either not been chosen or the case was settled out of court. Then on January 27th, I was called to appear for a murder trial. …

Awaken Your Heart

By Marcia Bohlke Shereen asked me to share one or two ways God has awakened my faith in the past few years. Without getting into the details, I will share that in the past few years my heart has known trauma, betrayal, abuse, grief and loss. I tell you that because it is perhaps easy …