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Being a Witness is Being a Friend

Denise Robinson learned through her 2-year-old granddaughter that being a witness doesn't have to be scary: My daughter Stephanie and 2-year-old granddaughter Sarah were at an Easter party at the Army post where Steph’s husband is currently stationed. The event was filled with fun events for children including a bounce house. Sarah LOVED the bounce house. She would jump for a little while, run to her mommy to check in and then go right back in the bounce house. On one occasion, she... Read More
at Thursday, March 31, 2016

And He Will Be My Savior

The hymn "First Song of Isaiah" has followed Amy Parsons throughout her life, renewing her relationship with God: In 1978, I got to sing it in children's choir with the adult choir singing, too! My mom was the children's choir director and my granddad was in the adult choir. In 1988, I got to sing it in youth Choir with the adult choir singing, too! My brother sang with me, our mom was the youth choir director and our granddad was in the adult choir. (Mom was in high demand - or more... Read More
at Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Unshackled From My Bologna

An 8-year-old girl helped unshackle Rev. Daniel Humbert from his selfish thinking: When I discovered last year that our Sr. High youth would be participating in the Appalachia Service Project (ASP), I was tremendously excited! I was excited on the one hand because it would allow them to emulate the values of our church—radical love, servant ministry and Biblical relevance. I was also excited because I knew they were about to have the same kind of transformational experience that I... Read More
at Thursday, March 24, 2016

New phone. Who's this?

For Randee Paraskevopoulos , it was a technology glitch that made her realize she needs to work harder at relationships: I got a new phone back in November. It's the new Windows 10 phone. Great camera, simple interface and Cortana is great about reminding me of stuff. I love it. About the same time, I decided to clean up my contact lists on my computer, which then would sync with my new phone. I had duplicates in my personal account, my work account, an old account, my Facebook, etc. So... Read More
at Tuesday, March 22, 2016

My Life is Full of Weeds!

Rev. Doug Meyer has learned a lot about his faith life by working in his yard. Check out a note from Doug: I find weed pulling very therapeutic.  It's as simple 1-2-3... I see a weed in my lawn or flower bed I bend over and pull it out or spray it with some horrible toxic chemical BOOM – no more weed!  Wouldn’t it be nice if pulling the weeds out of our lives were as simple?! In reality life-weed pulling is not as simple as that. First, you have to... Read More
at Friday, March 18, 2016