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The Full Armor of God

The few weeks leading up to community festival and VBS were difficult for me. Many frustrating and difficult roadblocks were appearing in all aspects of my life. To make matters worse temptations that I believed “I” had conquered were resurfacing. I couldn’t put my finger on it at first but things felt out of balance…. Read more »

Hebrews 10:25

Do Not Give Up Meeting Together…

Our summer has been amazing, full of adventure with our children and vacations with family.  We have traveled nearly every weekend since the end of June.  Our experiences as a family have been memorable and I treasure them.  However, with all of the missed Sundays, I have begun to notice a feeling of disconnectedness from… Read more »

The Intimate & The Infinite

  A hand on a shoulder, a tear dropping as a weight lifts because of a burden shared.  Bowed heads and private whispers. This may not be the image that typically defines prayer, because too often we try to find that definition in textbooks and institutions. Instead, the prayer that shakes me, the prayer that… Read more »

Easy Discipleship ?

I was channel surfing the other day and came across a program talking about how McDonalds is expanding their restaurants in China. One of the things they learned is that they need to open 2 or 3 restaurants at a time in an area for them to be effective. They found opening just one doesn’t… Read more »

On Growth…

  Growth. It is one of Clear Creek’s core rhythms. It is vital for productive Christian living. Our ultimate goal as believers is to grow closer to Jesus and become more like Him. Sometimes my life seems focused around growth. Are my children physically growing at the appropriate rate? Are their social abilities increasing and… Read more »


“Turn left in 600 feet on 52nd street,” the calm voice from my phone’s GPS said. I was in San Francisco trying to get back to a town up north where I was staying. The people with me were from the area but weren’t exactly sure how to get from downtown to the highway heading… Read more »

Waiting in line?

Lines. They’re everywhere. Grocery stores, gas stations, Starbucks. We spend much of our day-to-day life waiting. None of us like it, but we wait because we believe the payoff is worth it. Summers ago, my husband and I waited in line to see Coldplay at the Clark County Fairgrounds (and yes, they were amazing). Little… Read more »

Finish the Race Strong

“Don’t you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win! All athletes are disciplined in their training. They do it to win a prize that will fade away, but we do it for an eternal prize. So I run with purpose in every step. I… Read more »

Know or Believe

I fancy myself a bit of a wordsmith. Someone who is able to understand and use the nuances and shades different words provide. I’ve worked with men who are wordsmiths extraordinaire. I always had to keep a dictionary close so I could track with what they were saying. Often I would just nod and smile… Read more »

The Romance of Risk

“and without faith it is impossible to be well-pleasing unto him; for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that seek after him.”Hebrews 11:6 A couple weeks ago I took my first hike of 2017. Time in the woods is sacred to me. Its… Read more »