Monthly Archives: November 2013

Gobble…Gobble!!!

Every single time I hear the words gobble… gobble, I quickly think about a really funny doctor I worked with for years.  Every year at Thanksgiving he would tap into the hospital intercom system and chant “gobble… gobble” for all to hear!  Everyone loved it, even the patients!  Although we heard the turkey chant year […]

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You Are Invited!

A mission team from our church recently returned from Burkina Faso.  As they were sharing their experiences, one particular story struck me so profoundly.  They met a man their first day in country who was affectionately known as “John the Baptist”.  He was full of life and passion.  He took the mission team from house […]

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Special Post by Nicole Coomer

The Testimony of the Redeemed and Gathered This past month I have been walking very slowly through Psalms 107.  I have taken time to digest it phrase by phrase and meditate upon the Word.  It has been so renewing to sit at the Savior’s feet and soak upon His word. Psalms 107: 1-2  “Oh give […]

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Exceedingly & Abundantly

Throughout my life I have seen God work in amazing ways. I grew up knowing first-hand the miraculous provision of God for His children. As an adult I’ve seen Him do exceedingly, abundantly, above all that I could ever ask or think!  Recently, though, I’ve begun to realize that my experiences are not the norm. […]

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Forgiven Much

She walked in, her head down, shoulders slumped. Silent. Her shame keeping her from looking anyone in the eye. She didn’t acknowledge the others in the room. She simply approached stopping short of facing Him, choosing instead to stand in His shadow. Any words she had rehearsed were now gone. Had she come intending to […]

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NO FEAR

Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and  hope. What are you afraid of? When my friend asked me that I was really taken by surprise. I was confiding in her with the hope […]

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Make Yourself At Home

I’m about to make a confession…one that may ruin my reputation as a pastor’s wife forever. If you’re one of my relatives or church folks please keep in mind all the good things that I do well as you read the following disclosure. My name is Stephanie, and I am a slob. As I write […]

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Celebrating Veterans Day and Beyond

On June 1, 1954, November 11th became a day to honor American veterans of all wars. The purpose of Veterans Day is a celebration to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. So thank you, Veterans, for serving.  Also, thank you to the […]

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Keep Looking Up!

Ugh. It’s laundry day… again. Will there ever be an end to this never-ending task? Sorting…washing…drying…folding…shirts, pants, jeans, pj’s, undies, socks, ball jerseys, towels, loose change, a mechanical pencil, lip gloss, a spelling list, but (whew!) thankfully no cell phones. Laundry gets piled so high that I feel like I’m drowning! Sometimes the mundane parts […]

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Adoption?

I was sitting on the couch this morning wiping tears and smiling big. Live on TV there were adoptions taking place. One family was meeting their baby girl for the first time. A 19 year old talking about how she still wants to be adopted, still needs a family of her own. I agree. Every […]

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