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Biblical Manhood Study - Sneak Peek!

Posted by Frank Lundy on

On 4/17/2021, the men of Center Church are cordially invited to participate in a new men’s study titled ‘Called to Biblical Manhood’ which is a series designed to help men think biblically about how they are designed by God to bring glory to God.This is an excerpt from the...

He's Alive

Posted by Adela Naomi Stanton on

Mother’s Day 1985, I was 11 years old. My family had finished our Sunday lunch and had settled into Sunday afternoon. At that time we were living on a mission complex in the middle of the Navajo nation, a rural area where as kids we had the privilege of roaming free. We rode go carts...

Truth and Inspiration

Posted by Godfrey Ebright on

When it was my turn most recently to read the Scripture in the Sunday worship services at Center Church, I was given the passage in Revelation 1:4-8. You will notice there are only five verses in this passage. As I prepared for the reading, I saw how much truth and inspiration are packed into...

Welcomed Lament

Posted by Adela Naomi Stanton on

Today I stitched a smile on a teddy bear. He came without one, but it seemed like he would look friendlier if I added some upturned thread. And with six simple stitches...voilà one happy bear. If only our feelings were that manageable. One of the things I am most drawn to about God is...

Having an Eye to God for Comfort

Posted by Deborah Geesling on

[Click HERE to read Deborah's post from a couple months back on her family's experience with serious mental illness.] For over a decade our third son of four has battled against a serious mental illness. When my husband and I held him for the very first time and saw his gorgeous brown eyes...

Why Advent?

Posted by Godfrey Ebright on

We're in the season of Advent. Advent means arrival. Jesus Christ arrived. He will arrive again. But why? In my morning quiet time recently, I was working through I John. I've done so many times across the years but this time I noticed a series of five statements in chapters 3 and 4 that...

When We Approach the Communion Table

Posted by Jeff Palen on

I was somewhere around eleven years old when I first participated in communion. I’ll never forget the little cups and the perfect little holders in the pews where they went when emptied. The little cracker reminded me of the oyster crackers that diners would give out with clam chowder...

Advent Recommendations

Posted by Blog Team on

If you're like many of us, Christmas as an adult isn't quite the "magical" time it was for you as a child. But as an adult, you desire to dig deeper into the TRUE meaning of Christmas, behold the wonder of the Incarnation, and encounter God in a new and richer way during the holiday...

Look at Me

Posted by Adela Naomi Stanton on

I have the privilege of teaching preschoolers who have special needs. A few years ago, before I became the lead teacher, my boss assigned me to work with one of my favorite students. His name was Nate* and I loved being around him, so I was very excited to have the opportunity to work one on...

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