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Grounded in Christ

Grounded in Christ

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“And the Lord God planted a garden in Eden, in the east, and there he put the man whom he had formed. And out of the ground the Lord God made to spring up every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The tree of life was in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.” (‭‭Genesis‬ ‭2:8-9‬ ) I love this time of year when spring is just beginning to burst upon us in the full glory of crocuses, daffodils and hyacinths.  The chirping of birds and chatter of squirrels greets you around every corner, and little green shoots are popping up all over the landscape.   The energy that was dormant in the ground during the apparent quiet of winter is bursting forth with renewed life and vigor all around us.  Spiritually speaking, we also can experience…ed. And out of the ground the Lord God made to spring up every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The tree of life was in the midst of […]
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Request Prayer

Request Prayer

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, there is so much uncertainty in the world. As Christians, we turn to God in times of fear and uncertainty as we do in times of joy and celebration. We pray for God’s heart of love, mercy, and truth to dwell in us and show us how to face the challenges posed by our lives. Your elders want to ensure that they are made aware of your prayer requests so that they may lift those requests up to God on your behalf.  Please submit your requests to us via the following link. Prayer Requestod in times of fear and uncertainty as we do in times of joy and celebration. We pray for God’s heart of love, mercy, and truth to dwell in us and show us how to face the challenges […]
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Seeking Peace

Seeking Peace

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“That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing?” Matthew‬ ‭6:25‬ Where do you go to find answers when challenged with a difficult, anxiety-filled situation?  When feelings of danger, vulnerability and distress threaten to upset your ordered, predictable daily life, and you are unsure that you are equipped to deal with the potential dangers?  Many people around the state, country and world are struggling with these very questions during this viral contagion that threatens the physical well-being of people around the world and in our own neighborhoods. We have access to so much information in our technologically rich society that many suffer from information overload, and struggle to balance all the input in order to make wise decisions about themselves and their loved ones.  This… or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing?” Matthew‬ ‭6:25‬ Where do you go to find answers when challenged with a difficult, anxiety-filled situation?  When feelings of danger, vulnerability […]
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COVID-19 Update from Elders

COVID-19 Update from Elders

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Dear Linder Road Family, In light of yesterday's announcement by Idaho's Governor that the state now has a confirmed case of Coronavirus, we feel it necessary to implement proactive procedures.  Please know that we love you and are prayerfully considering how best to respond to the current health crisis which puts many of our number at serious risk.  We strive both to keep God's will while obeying the decrees of our public officials and attempting to keep the members of our spiritual family safe.  First and foremost, we want you to know that we value both your life and your soul.  We pray that you will have patience with us and know that decisions we are making are intended to be temporary.  We recognize that some may feel that the reactions seem extreme, but we and our public officials hope that these measures will help prevent overburdening our healthcare system as…that the state now has a confirmed case of Coronavirus, we feel it necessary to implement proactive procedures.  Please know that we love you and are prayerfully considering how best to respond to the current health crisis which puts many of our number […]
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Lift the Ceiling!

Lift the Ceiling!

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On Wednesday’s (2/26) Wheel of Fortune episode, venerated host Pat Sajak made an unacceptable blunder — especially in the age of Twitter! As he was celebrating a contestant’s $10,000+ winnings, he lifted his palms over his head and exclaimed, “Lift the ceiling!” This wouldn’t be so bad…if it weren’t for the fact that the idiom is “Raise the roof!” Needless to say, Sajak was the victim of several posts and memes poking fun at his mistake. Have you ever said something incorrectly? I mean, trying to say the right thing and it just comes out all wrong? I know I have — countless times! Wanting to express appreciation for someone’s effort, my comment comes out as “Well, at least you tried.” Or, trying to let a friend know I’ve seen them weather a challenge well, I say, “Looks like your troubles are over!” Neither of those seems all that bad; but what if the…table blunder — especially in the age of Twitter! As he was celebrating a contestant’s $10,000+ winnings, he lifted his palms over his head and exclaimed, “Lift the ceiling!” This wouldn’t be so bad…if it weren’t for the fact that the idiom is “Raise […]
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