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  • Why is Being Still So Hard?

    Why is Being Still So Hard?

    PEACE AND PURPOSE BLOG SERIES Why is Being Still So Hard? by Deanne Metzloff “Be still, and know that I am God” Psalm 46:10 (NIV) These words had been on my heart for months. I used them in passwords and wrote them on sticky notes.   I used them to meditate:  Deep breath in, Be still, …

  • Blessed and Limping

    Blessed and Limping

    PEACE AND PURPOSE BLOG SERIES Blessed and Limping: A Story of Peace and Purpose in Pain by Katie Scott “And how are you doing today?” The masked nurse swung open the door while directing me to her station to collect my vitals. “I’m fine.” My voice was clipped and that wasn’t like me. I normally…

  • Walk With Faith

    Walk With Faith

    Galatians 2:20 (ESV) “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” Walking by faith comes with hills, valleys…

  • God’s Grace

    God’s Grace

    God’s grace is an amazing, undeserved gift from our Creator. This grace is demonstrated by the sacrifice of His Son, Jesus Christ on the cross (John 3:16). And the depths of God’s grace are discovered the further we travel on our faith walk. It is the heart of our salvation and the guiding light to…

  • Freedom and Obedience

    Freedom and Obedience

    I have two very distinct phases of my faith walk. While in middle school I came to truly know and understand the Gospel. Thanks to my Mom’s faith walk and my curiosity, we came to have a discussion where God opened my eyes and heart to Christ’s sacrifice. I rested in that truth of my…

  • Why Not?

    Why Not?

    Psalm 37:3-5 (NLT) Trust in the Lord and do good. Then you will live safely in the land and prosper. Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you our heart’s desires. Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust him, and he will help you. Since becoming a stay-at-home Mom to two toddlers…

  • Wisdom From God Alone

    Wisdom From God Alone

    James 3:17 ESV But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere. The chaos in the world today has created an overwhelming amount of division and hate that breaks my heart. As we all move forward in this “new normal” that…

  • Phone Call From God

    Phone Call From God

    If God called you would you answer? In today’s world we hardly even talk on the phone. Texting and shorthand conversations have become the norm. But if it was God calling, would you pick it up? The Biblical truth is that God is calling us—each of us. We have all been given our own unique…

  • 6 Tips to Connect With God

    6 Tips to Connect With God

    Life can feel overwhelming, heart-breaking or stressful at times. We all struggle to stay strong through trials and we all need encouragement or direction sometimes. In those moments when we feel like we are drowning or unsure of where to go next, God is with us through the storm. Our best strategy to keep hope…