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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

Welcomed Lament 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...

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 with...

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 answer...

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 one...

The Revival of Relationship

Posted by Jeff Palen on

We all know bad relationships. We may not all realize it, but at one time or another we have held up the hope of pleasing someone just to be left with broken pieces on the floor. We know the feeling that often comes along with it. The one that creeps up in frustration, despair, and exhaustion...

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