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Prayer as a Way of Life

“Lay before God what is in us, not what ought to be in us.” – C.S. Lewis Prayer can be intimidating to those who believe that you must say the right words or be in the right mood in order to pray. This is not true. Prayer is simply the practice of communicating with God....

Wait. Slow. Rest.

This past Sunday we studied how Jesus often went to a deserted place to pray by himself. The Scriptures remind us of our need for solitude. Our need to slow down. Our need to rest in God.  Easier said than done, right? I find the words of Psalm 62 to be inspiring.    “For God...

Hesed House Meals

Gail Shiflett helps a mom eat in peace by holding a young resident of Hesed House during Tuesday night’s dinner. On Tuesday, March 5, the Tuesday Night Bible Study took a meal to the residents at Hesed House, Lincoln County’s only homeless shelter. Five crock pots of stew were quickly gone and items were left...

Children’s Book Drive

Thank you to everyone who brought books or donated money to our book drive for the summer reading program at area schools. We collected a total of 438 books to be donated to area students. It is our hope that by making books more accessible, a love of reading will grow in places that may...

Dust to Dust

Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” Most churches around the world will be repeating that phrase tomorrow night before putting ashes on the forehead or hand. Where does that phrase come from? And why do we say it? This phrase comes from Genesis 3:19. Adam and Eve have broken their...

Step One to Spiritual Growth

This season of Lent we are journeying through a series titled 40 Days of Growth. This past Sunday we studied how Jesus wrote the Bible on his heart. This means that in times of challenge or distress, Jesus did not have to look for a Bible for help. Instead, Jesus knew the Bible so well...

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