We Need Firefighters and Electricians

March 1, 2023 | Matt Angell

It was about 8:45pm on a weeknight. The air outside was unsettled, the wind was howling and the rain was coming down intensely. Jake, then age 9, had just climbed into bed. Abby was four, and I was in her room preparing her for bed.

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Bible Intake

February 22, 2023 | Jeff Patton

If I am sure of anything, it's that there are not many folks who like the word discipline nor the consistent energy it takes to live out discipline in our lives. Can I get an Amen?

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Fasting and Feasting

February 16, 2023 | Melissa Riggs

“Make sure you go out and celebrate.”  My mom has spoken these words to me more than once in my adult life, but I remember them one time specifically.

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Flowers in the Dark

February 8, 2023 | Kevin Perry

Around this time a year ago on a chilly gray-skied day, I stood beside a fresh grave. The husband of the woman who died grabbed me by the arm as I was leaving and said these words to me: “There are no flowers anywhere….did you notice?”

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Built to Last

February 1, 2023 | Rob Bloss

My earliest memory of designing and building anything was in 7th grade woodshop. My future as a skilled tradesman ended under the level eye of Mr. Helzer. He took one look at the wobbly night stand I had fashioned and proceeded to dismantle it...

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