Servant Leadership

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Someone once told me that people don’t really care how much you know but rather how much you care. They then reminded me that when you get in the trenches of life with someone you build true relationship. Over my years of service in various communities as a marketplace minister I have found this to […]

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Empty Inside

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What really matters in the journey of life? As we ponder the question and the flood of answers come to mind. We may fill the blank with family, friends, a social cause, or something else. Take a moment to consider what if what really mattered in this journey is our relationship with God? In the […]

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Hope while in a Storm

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A New Hope, referencing the Star Wars classic film title. It would seem as though we live in a day when we need to reevaluate who and what we live for in addition to what we believe in. A lot has changed over the past year and a half. We as a people have been […]

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Engraved

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“The Trials of life can be God’s tools for engraving His image on our character.” Warren Wiersbe In a day when we seem to find a great deal of civil unrest in our nation and a lack of trust in government and those in authority. I am drawn to a verse in the bible that […]

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Be the Church

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When did Christianity become about church attendance? As if attending church is all we need to successfully navigate life.  Church is more than lights, buildings, services and family traditions. Jesus came to earth, lived the life of a carpenter and modeled what authentic relationship with God and others should look like. He was committed to […]

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Why so Angry?

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“My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.” (James 1:19-20) We live in a day when people just seem unhappy, in an article that Forbes magazine wrote a few […]

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Hope for difficult times

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“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor.” Jesus proclamation as recorded by Luke is so profound in that Jesus was stating that Gods hand was on Him to proclaim the good news of salvation and deliverance. So many people in that time […]

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A Divine Partnership

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My professor shared this devotional with me and it truly spoke to my heart. I wanted to pass it along to you and I hope it truly ministered to you today. My Spirit and Partnership by Brian Houston , Hillsong Church “I believe in divine partnerships – that God connects people together for Kingdom purposes. Did […]

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Social Skills: A Polite Request

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I have the privilege of working with several families in the community. A consistent struggle that many families struggle with is the development of healthy communication and social skills. This struggle can be caused by number of factors some would say it’s because of technology, while others would say its due to media and our […]

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God and Only God

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 It is 8:30 in the morning and I am sitting at my dining room table drinking my coffee.  This certainly is not my favorite place for this activity.  I love sitting on my back patio in the warm morning air enjoying the last moments of peace before my day starts.  Since we are still technically […]

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