Thursday, March 31, 2016
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.
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...
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Tuesday, March 29, 2016
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...
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Thursday, March 24, 2016
An 8-year-old girl helped unshackle Rev. Daniel Humbert from his selfish thinking:
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...
at Thursday, March 24, 2016
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
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,...
at Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Friday, March 18, 2016
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
It's as simple 1-2-3...
I see a weed in my lawn or flower
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...
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Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Allison Lassahn, Trietsch's Hospitality Coordinator, shares how her definition of hospitality transitioned from logistics to relationships. Do you have a story to share? Contact Alyssa Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org .
I don’t know about you, but middle school was hard for me. It was when I first became familiar with concept of a clique and just how cruel kids can be. There were kids (mostly other girls) who would not talk to me because I didn’t live in the right neighborhood or wear the...
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Thursday, March 10, 2016
Observations about prayer by Rev. Clay Horton:
This past weekend, I attended a wedding for Errinne’s cousin. They must have spent $10,000 on flowers! There were two huge centerpieces, two massive arrangements at the doors of the reception tent, and then special arrangements all throughout the reception area.
I, however, didn’t notice any of the flowers, except for Errinne’s bouquet that I used to save our seats at a dinner table. I’m clearly not a big flower guy,...
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Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Amy Parsons shares a moment of compassion that changed her life:
worked the "Feed the Homeless" program one cool Saturday morning and was not
prepared for a sermon. Sermons usually
come on Sunday morning and very eloquently, effortlessly and full of wisdom (I
should add in case my pastor is reading this). I enjoy hearing what God has to
say to me through the lessons in church, but this particular morning, I wasn’t
prepared to receive a multitude of sermons and even less prepared for...
at Tuesday, March 8, 2016
A story about serving alongside Honey Dudes by Alyssa Robinson. If you have a story you'd like to share, contact me at email@example.com .
Kevin Cummings, founder of Honey Dudes, recently invited me to tag along on one of their local projects. My initial thought was -- why not? He told me that it would take less than an hour, and he'd really like for people to learn more about the ministry. I showed up expecting to help with a few odds and ends around the house and snap some...