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“WORSHIP” by Missionary Phyllis Benigas

“Jesus was in Bethany at the home of Simon, a man who had previously had leprosy. While he was eating, a woman came in with a beautiful alabaster jar of expensive perfume made from essence of nard. She broke open the jar and poured the perfume over his head. Some of...

“Such a Time as This” by Pastor Jennifer Spivey

“Do not think in your heart that you will escape in the king’s palace any more than all the other Jews. For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish....

“Giving Thanks in ALL of It!” by Pastor Shay Cole

I’ve been in church my entire life, was saved when I was seven, and was baptized in the Holy Spirit when I was twelve.  I’ve never not loved church or fallen out of love with Jesus.  Serving is my favorite.  There’s nothing I don’t love about serving Jesus and the...

“NO USE GOING BACK” by Pastor Jennifer Spivey

“Alice in Wonderland” was a favorite when I was younger – do you remember it? Silly, thoughtful, quotable…. The cover of my current journal has an Alice quote and I pause every time I see it (which is often – my journal a treasure to me, and I’m almost never without...

“Complaints?  God Can Handle It!  by Pastor Kristi Hahn

“The more I’ve sought to know and understand God, the more I’m certain that doubts are essential to our maturity as believers.  If we want a stronger faith, then we might be wise to allow our doubts to stand as we work through them instead of trying to chop them out...

“Your Gift Fits In!” by Pastor Jennifer Spivey

Maybe because they were so close in age, my husband and I referred to our three as “the babies” and the affectionate term stayed. Now that they are 24, 25 and 25, well, they are are still “the babies” – I guess they always will be! When the babies first started...

“Let’s Be Sharp!” by Rev. Phyllis Benigas

“As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.”  (Proverbs 27:17) No matter how I read this scripture, it sounds painful to me. It speaks of friction and a honing away of unnecessary material. Ouch. Someone asked me one time this question:  If you could only...

“Organization” by Rev. Shellie Bowdoin

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could focus more of your attention on those goals and dreams that often get pushed to the back in favor of everyday chores? I believe God opened my eyes to the idea of “Power Hours”…specific blocks of time where I could devote uninterrupted...

“On and On and On and On” by Pastor Jennifer Spivey

You learned it in Sunday School: “Jesus Loves Me, This I Know”. Though many of us can quote the song lyrics and the John 3:16 (“for God so loved the world that He sent His Son….”) and we can give mental assent to the idea that God is love and He loves everyone, it’s...

“Breaking the Stigma” by Jeanette Alcantara

Disclaimer: Yes, I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, but I’m not your personal counselor and this blog content does not create a counselor-client relationship. This blog content is for educational purposes and should not be seen as medical advice. You should...

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