Come Be Encouraged!

While God is the Author, you are the writer of your story. Come allow faith, hope, and love to abide in you in the Person of Jesus Christ.


  • Shelter-In-His-Presence

    As a global society, we have become all too familiar with what it means to shelter-in-place. The multiple hyphens in this phrase alone remind us of seemingly never ending days quarantined at home—in one place. By definition, shelter-in-place is the act of seeking safety within the building one already occupies, rather than evacuating the area or seeking […]

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  • Pay Attention to How You Hear

    What exactly makes a good listener? You might say it is someone who is compassionate, patient, and humble. Or maybe it has more to do with wisdom, life experience, and one’s ability to relate. Yet, perhaps the quality that makes the best kind of listener is the one who pays attention to how they hear. […]

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  • The Simple Truth About Anger and Stones

    I was so mad that I just wanted to throw something. It was one of those days when nothing seemed to go right at work, then home, then I had to deal with that child—the one who pushes all the buttons. It wasn’t necessarily the one thing. It was all the things that allowed the […]

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  • What Do You Give a Prodigal for Christmas?

    Parenting is not for wimps. Just ask God. He wrote a whole Book about it. Parenting is the ultimate roller coaster ride with all its highs and lows, twists and turns, moments that take your breath away and moments you just want to throw up. It is the ride of your life as you co-create, […]

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  • Living in the ‘In Between’ of Darkness and Life

    Have you ever had a deep truth hit you right between the eyes? A truth you have skimmed over before in Scripture, but because you could not see it, God just plants it in a place you cannot focus—smack in the furrowed brow between the windows to your soul. It is a moment during which […]

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  • Is Our Relationship With Food a Sign of a Deeper Longing?

    Are you aware that you have a relationship with food? Yes, food. A give and take, up and down, love and hate, daily interactive relationship with all things edible. We all have one. There is no escaping this relationship. We have to eat in order to live, so there is no breaking up with food […]

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