True inspirational stories to warm your heart and kindle the spirit

Easter 2021 - Why Should I

March 29, 2021 - Pastor Cathy Stengel

"You're not the boss of me!" That's what our younger children would say if they were left in the care of one of their older siblings or an older cousin. They were wrong... but they sure wanted to express their opinions!

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Grieve and honor the losses of this past year

March 1, 2021 - Pastor Cathy Stengel

Dear friends, as we continue our way through this holy season of Lent, it feels vitally important to me that we pause to grieve and honor the losses of this past year. In mid-March, church, and life as we knew it came to a screeching halt, and we will never be the same. Our theme for Lent is healing – and in the journey of healing, there is grieving. Pray this prayer with me this season... and know that we will always be different, but we will also carry on as Christ’s beloved.

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Finding Our Way

February 1, 2021 - Pastor Cathy Stengel

I came across this prayer in a book I was reading while traveling to Puerto Rico on a mission trip... it touched me then, in so many ways, and still does.

Don’t we all find ourselves getting irritated or discouraged at times? There are so many things that disrupt our days, our weeks, our minds, our hearts. So... what? How do we find our way?

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2020… What a Year!

January 3, 2021 - Pastor Sherry Mahar

2020… what a year! How would we even describe it? It is something that many of us looked forward to, and yet it didn’t turn out like anything we had dreamed of or hoped for. 2020 will go down in history as a time of stress, pain, frustration, and fear.

Even so, throughout all of the turmoil, God was there. God was there, God is here, and God will be there with us in the future.…

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Welcome to 2021!

January 1, 2021 - Pastor Cathy Stengel

I choose life, again. I choose to seek God’s purpose and plan for my life.

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I Believe

December 1, 2020 - Pastor Cathy Stengel

Here’s my wish and prayer for you this Advent – hope, love, joy, and peace.

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Free-Ranging Turkey

November 23, 2020 - Lori Jagow

There he was in the middle of the intersection. Cars were held up in all directions. Horns honked…

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Are You Up for a Challenge?

November 1, 2020 - Pastor Cathy Stengel

What if we go looking for what we are grateful for – like a scavenger hunt for what we’re grateful for?

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