Posts tagged encouragement
Advance the Vision

- By Nathan Esser -

Leading up to the Annual Meeting of our congregation on October 20, look back upon the ministry and activities of our church in the past year and think about places you have noticed God at work.

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How Great is Our God?

- By Jana Phelps -

I know we can handle the calling that God places on our hearts, because he never leaves us or forsakes us, reminding us that the Spirit of God lives within every Christ follower. He equips us for each task as we yield to His leading.

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Fatherhood: A Symbol of...?

- By Jennifer Noble-

With Father’s Day coming this year on June 16th, there will be several cards depicting various symbols of fatherhood. Some are funny, and some are serious, but most take the space to honor the love and work a father provides for his family.

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I Love Our Church

- By Nathan Esser -

I’d love to personally hear your stories and the reasons why you love our church.  Take time to send me a note or email telling me what  you love about the church or the impact it’s had in your life. 

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Wilderness to Resurrection

- By Nathan Esser -

Jesus encounters temptation in the wilderness.  Aware of the physical and spiritual intensity that Jesus endures, the devil offers Jesus a swift remedy.  In exchange for his allegiance, the wilderness journey would end; his longing would be satisfied and he wouldn’t have to endure anymore suffering.

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A Reflection of Mark 1:13

- By Nathan Esser -

I often think that Jesus was tempted to turn his back on his own belovedness.  I imagine him spending those forty hard and lonely days struggling with the voice he heard at his baptism, telling him that he was chosen and loved.

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Anticipation

- By Nathan Esser -

These words reverberate the message shared by Isaiah 43.  In every season of life, there is a new thing that God is doing, if we will open our hearts and spirits to its unfolding.

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Arrival

- By Nathan Esser -

If we are intentional to seek Jesus throughout this season, we will discover a new dimension to our lives and faith – and all the more as we share in this commitment together!

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You are Loved

- By Nathan Esser -

Following Thanksgiving it doesn't seem to take very long for the arrival of Christmas morning.  As a child, I spent most Thanksgivings and a good chunk of Christmas vacation with my Mom's side of the family at my Grandparent's farm. I always cherished the time I spent on the farm. 

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Making Family Movie Nights More Meaningful

The Santa Clause is a series of comedy films starring Tim Allen is their go-to for the silliness of the season. Finding they usually land their course on network TV, it makes this annual experience something to look forward to every year.  With three siblings, they each have their own Santa mug to fill with cocoa and relax together. Small says, “In today’s world, having everyone together like that is a big deal.”  It makes family nights meaningful and creates lasting memories.

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