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Sunflowers, Geese and Griffin

I see God’s love for me when I look at my thirteen pound rabbit Griffin. Here’s a picture of me taking him for a walk last winter. It’s a funny story how we found Griffin. My mom looks after my neighbor’s horses and last year around Christmas her and my …

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Ramblings in the Aftermath

Encounter. Change. So what is all this stuff about anyways. To me, it’s God saying, “Hey Beautiful, when was the last time we spent some real time together?” When I walk into the sanctuary, it’s this overwhelming blast of God’s presence. It feels good, but it also makes me feel …

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His True, Endless, Unconditional Love

Love- An intense feeling of deep affection Think of when you were little, when your R’s were pronounced more like W’s, and you were extremely clumsy, with very little coordination. When you were that little, did you ever have something that you loved deeply? Something that you took everywhere with …

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You are the cornerstone

Mark 12 verse 10 Haven’t you read this passage of scripture: “The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; the Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes” I think this verse reflects our modern society perfectly. The people no one notices in the halls, who …

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Perspective: Seeing Grace

I am a grumbler. I am a worrier. I get stressed out frequently. It’s my fallen nature. With multiple tests, frustrating homework and a growing amount of things on my to do list, I have been feeling a bit of pressure. The reality is, life’s problems don’t get much smaller …

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So This is Change

The older we get, the more we pay attention to the outside world. When we were still little kids, everything was always sunshine and rainbows. Now, we watch the news, stay updated online, and care about the world news. However, it’s still important to stay up to date on news …

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Progress, Community, & The Struggle

No one understands, no one cares, I am alone. Lies. All of those words are lies. You are a magnificent human being. You are loved, you may not see it or feel it, but you are loved. Your creator loves you so much that words cannot describe. There is never a time in your life …

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Hero

Is there such thing as a hero? I have been listening to a song called Holding out for a Hero who did a cover from the original artist Bonnie Tyler. But I have been listing to the one by Ella Mae Bowen.  Some her lyrics hit me hard. “I need a …

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A Gentle Relentless Love

Our God is the God who grasps brokenness and isn’t afraid to use messy people. Our God is the God who takes our hearts, pulls them and chips away at them to shape them into something that resembles His. Our God is the God who is near. He isn’t afraid …

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Thank You for Christmas

Well, it’s almost time. 33 days until Christmas. Our world labels it as the time to get the best deals for gifts for our family and friends, the time to decorate with lights and tinsel, and the time to stay up late and wait for Santa. But what about the …

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