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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 »

Light Up The House

You are the splendor of the world. “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way,… Read more »

This One’s For You, Mama

All my life I have looked up to my mother with admiring eyes. Even now as an adult, I sometimes picture myself as a wide-eyed child staring up at this incredible woman whose strength, character and beauty seem to be too much for words. So many of the skills and characteristics I take for granted… Read more »

The Surrender of a Brokenhearted Rock

This post is written by Gloria, an attendee at the 2017 Clear Creek Women’s Retreat, and is a testimony of God’s work in her life throughout the retreat weekend. I really did not know what to expect. I have not been to an event like this before. I do not really know anyone at Clear… Read more »

Will We Hear the Voice?

“In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning.” John 1:1, 2 “God’s voice is still and quiet and easily buried under an avalanche of clamor.”  Charles Stanley In the beginning of marriage was the Word, the very Voice of… Read more »

Crucifixion

What is the crucifixion? It sounds like a cool religious word, or a historical term that carries as much importance as “the depression” or “the revolution”. Am I as distant and detached from the crucifixion as I am any other historical event that occurred thousands of years ago? May it never be. The darkest hour… Read more »

Real Wisdom. Real Community.

For the last three weeks, veteran couples have shared their hearts in the Real Stories, Real Hope Sunday school class. David and I have been married for nearly 9 years, but I feel like a newlywed when I hear wisdom from those who have succeeded in making it 30+ years. There have been too many… Read more »

A Staring Invitation

 If you told me I never had to fly again, I’d give you a grateful grin and a puppy-dog hug. Although I am forever grateful to the Wright brothers for their incredible invention of the airplane, I don’t believe my liver, kidneys, and other vital organs were intended to soar through the air at a… Read more »