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  • Do I need community? Wednesday, August 10, 2022
    by Alyssa Robinson I am an introvert. If you’ve met me, that might be a surprise to you because I’ve been told I exude confidence and come off as an outgoing, outspoken person. It ...
  • Does God care about money? Wednesday, August 3, 2022
    by Alyssa Robinson I have trust issues. My default setting is to assume that someone is trying to take advantage of me or manipulate me in some way. My guard is always up. Don’t worry...
  • Can I disagree with the Bible? Wednesday, July 27, 2022
    by Alyssa Robinson How do we approach Bible stories that leave us discontented? To try to wrap my head around some of the weirdest Scriptures, I’ve explored historical and cultural ...
  • Whose side is God on? Wednesday, July 20, 2022
    by Alyssa Robinson At the root of humanity, we are tribal. We establish both figurative and literal borders to separate ourselves and create safety. We label individuals or groups who don&rsquo...
  • When Bears Attack Wednesday, July 13, 2022
    by Alyssa Robinson And now for a Bible story that needs no introduction, 2 Kings 2:19:25: Now the people of the city said to Elisha, “The location of this city is good, as my lord sees...
  • Do the ends justify the means? Wednesday, July 6, 2022
    by Alyssa Robinson This question is full of ethical dilemmas. We ask, “Do the ends justify the means,” when we see someone with good intentions, trying to get to a righteous place, ...
  • Do you wrestle with God? Wednesday, June 29, 2022
    by Alyssa Robinson We’re having a little bit of fun this summer with our worship series Weird . In this series we’re taking a look at some of the weirdest stories from the Ol...
  • Where is the Holy Spirit? Thursday, June 23, 2022
    by Pam Taylor I’ve always tried to be in tune with the Holy Spirit. As a child, my mother prayed to the Holy Spirit, asked the Holy Spirit for help, and referenced the Holy Spirit quite of...
  • What if the church has hurt me? Wednesday, June 22, 2022
    by Alyssa Robinson In every church I’ve been part of, there is a huge emphasis on seeking the “unchurched.” They want to reach people who didn’t grow up in a church to s...
  • Where did the Trinity come from? Wednesday, June 15, 2022
    by Alyssa Robinson I don’t want to mislead you… I don’t know the answer to this question. Rev. Dr. Nick McRae educated me about about the Trinity, where it came from, and why ...
  • What does God want from me? Tuesday, June 7, 2022
    by Alyssa Robinson I tend to put too much pressure on myself. I’m always looking to what’s next and examining the things left undone. At work, home, or even with hobbies, once I fin...
  • God Restores The Broken Wednesday, April 13, 2022
    Rev. Karen Chraska shares her thoughts on God's restoration. God heals brokenness. Come celebrate the ultimate restoration with us this week for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter . May a...
  • Restorative Time Alone Wednesday, April 6, 2022
    Denise Robinson shares her realization that restoration doesn't have to be work; it can simply be a time of rest: 2020 and 2021 were especially tough for me. I know what you’re think...
  • Stripping Your Paint Monday, April 4, 2022
    Rev. Doug Meyer thinks about his personal restoration compared to restoring furniture: A number of years ago I decided to tackle restoring an old piece of furniture. It was your basic 100 year...
  • Lessons Learned From the Garden Wednesday, March 30, 2022
    Alyssa Robinson shares what Laura Sennott taught her about God's restoration, using her garden as a teaching tool. I bought my first house in 2020. I was so proud and excited, and my family ...

Do you wrestle with God?

by Alyssa Robinson We’re having a little bit of fun this summer with our worship series Weird . In this series we’re taking a look at some of the weirdest stories from the Old Testament to find truth and hope for today. The list of weird stories is long, so we hope you’ll tune in to the Life + God Podcast and read our weekly blog posts to explore even more weird stories beyond Sunday morning. Maybe the perfect story to start with is Jacob wrestling at the... Read More
Posted by Alyssa Robinson at Wednesday, June 29, 2022
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Where is the Holy Spirit?

by Pam Taylor I’ve always tried to be in tune with the Holy Spirit. As a child, my mother prayed to the Holy Spirit, asked the Holy Spirit for help, and referenced the Holy Spirit quite often. I guess I thought everyone did. She taught 2nd grade Catechism for as long as I can remember. To be honest, I don’t remember really praying to Jesus (he was our example), but praying specifically either to God the Father or God the Holy Spirit. Anyway - I have encounters with the Holy... Read More
at Thursday, June 23, 2022
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What if the church has hurt me?

by Alyssa Robinson In every church I’ve been part of, there is a huge emphasis on seeking the “unchurched.” They want to reach people who didn’t grow up in a church to share the Good News. It makes sense. Every organization wants to reach new people and bring them into the fold. It’s exciting to share the love of Jesus with someone who’s never been exposed to it. I’ve attended webinars, special events, read articles, and watched videos on... Read More
Posted by Alyssa Robinson at Wednesday, June 22, 2022
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Where did the Trinity come from?

by Alyssa Robinson I don’t want to mislead you… I don’t know the answer to this question. Rev. Dr. Nick McRae educated me about about the Trinity, where it came from, and why it’s in our doctrine in this episode of the Life+God Podcast. Listen  here or wherever you get your podcasts. Having the conversation with Pastor Nick about where the Trinity came from led me to the root self-examination, what was I taught about the Trinity? The way we teach... Read More
Posted by Alyssa Robinson at Wednesday, June 15, 2022
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What does God want from me?

by Alyssa Robinson I tend to put too much pressure on myself. I’m always looking to what’s next and examining the things left undone. At work, home, or even with hobbies, once I finish a project, I’m immediately reflecting on how I could have done it better. Historically, I’ve put everything I have into everything I do, and that worked for me for a long time – until it didn’t. Like many people, I powered through the pandemic and thought I was doing... Read More
Posted by Alyssa Robinson at Tuesday, June 7, 2022
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