President's Message

Oh, Give Thanks

Ask any grade school student, “What is your favorite holiday?” and nine out of ten will say, “Christmas!” The tenth kid will probably say, “Halloween!” I’m sure many adults feel the same way. I think I’m unusual because my favorite holiday is...

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Christmas in June

What are some funny stories you have with your family? When you told them to friends did they laugh as hard as you? Maybe not. I will share one of my funny stories with you. Last year about this time my mom sent a group family text saying something like,“Santa may not have time to do much...

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God is good...all the time!

The pastor at my former church ended every Sunday service with the first part of that phrase. The congregation then responded with the second part. He wanted to assure us of God’s faithfulness, so that when times got difficult, we would know where to turn for comfort and strength. After I...

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Mercy

Mercy. Delivered. For the next few weeks the sermon series at the church I attend will have a different one-word theme each week. When I was a maid of honor, I focused my speech on one word that described my friend: faithful. In the weeks ahead, I will introduce one word a week for a group of...

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Love is in the Air

Love is in the air on Valentine’s Day, but for Christians love is always in the air. One of the questions in my personal devotion this week was, “In what way has Jesus’ life and death affected the way you live your life from day to day?” I wanted to answer that question...

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Happy New Year!

“What’s wrong with you, Aunt Emily?” said my niece after hearing what I thought was a pretty funny personal story. This is the same niece who last week, after trying on 15 pairs of jeans didn’t think she was going to buy any of them. So according to her, I made her buy the...

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Glorify God

This sentence “guide my thoughts. . .so I want only what pleases and glorifies You,” is from a prayer I read that struck a chord with me. I recently went to a Bible study on Psalm 21 based on I have Set My King on Zion: Psalms of the Messiah from a New Song series that helped me to...

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Convention Highlights 2018

Speak, O Lord, from the Valley to the World. I know God did that and will continue to do so much more. As I look back through Facebook and read, “It’s three weeks away,” “My car is packed,” and “I’m most excited to hear or see ____,” I am reminded of...

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Speak, O Lord

Speak, O Lord (Christian Worship Supplement  735) I encourage you to take the time to read the lyrics of this song before convention. It is filled with so many promises, truths, and words of encouragement from God. I recently watched a video of how the artists, Keith Getty and Stuart...

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Dreams

What do you think of the holiday? As a single person, it’s easy to roll the eyes. I have one friend that uses the word “despise” to describe her feelings about the holiday. I have another single friend that e-mailed me recently asking to come by and decorate cookies with her. Her...

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