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

Blog, church, Faith
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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Lighthearted in the Lord

Lighthearted in the Lord

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"Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life." (‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭4:23‬ ) Valentine’s Day, like the blossoming of spring, is just around the corner.  Being remembered with a card, candy or flowers on this holiday of the heart, can uplift us and lighten the heart, especially when the gift is from a sweetheart or a child.  Lighthearted is defined as being free from care and anxiety, or being cheerfully optimistic and hopeful. Interestingly, the “heart” is sometimes described as the seat of our emotions, this connection is also expressed within other common idiom, such as: Halfhearted Heart of the matter Eat your heart out From the bottom of my heart Take heart Heart of Gold Heart of Stone Wholeheartedly  Change of heart Jesus has much to say about the heart and how important it is that we guard our hearts.  The idea of heart under…rbs‬ ‭4:23‬ ) Valentine’s Day, like the blossoming of spring, is just around the corner.  Being remembered with a card, candy or flowers on this holiday of the heart, can uplift us and lighten the heart, especially when the gift is […]
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Don’t Skip Out

Don’t Skip Out

Blog, church
I recently read an article about the importance of attending church services. It was on a “religious” website which, I assume, is read by “religious” people. Does that seem weird? Doesn’t it seem like those are the least likely people you’d have to remind of the importance of church attendance? But, the struggle is real… Every Sunday (every service — Sunday night, Wednesday night, Bible classes) we all know there are people missing from our assemblies who absolutely should and could be there! I get it — there are sick people, people who can’t get out of work, people who don’t drive at night, people who have special events they can’t set the times for, etc. I’m talking about the people who simply choose to go to a movie, or to the lake, or to the mall, or just stay home instead of being where the majority of their church…us” website which, I assume, is read by “religious” people. Does that seem weird? Doesn’t it seem like those are the least likely people you’d have to remind of the importance of church attendance? But, the struggle is real… […]
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