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The Recital

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Posted by Jennifer Gross on

I went to my first violin recital in May. My daughter has been playing the violin for five years and taking private lessons for three years, but this is the first time she’s been interested in participating in her teacher’s annual recital. If you’ve been to any kind of...

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Tags: calling, character, gifts, god, mission, sharing, skills

Weeds

Posted by Stacey Crosson on

Jesus told them a story.  “Listen! A farmer went out to plant some seeds. 4 As he scattered them across his field, some seeds fell on a footpath, and the birds came and ate them. 5 Other seeds fell on shallow soil with underlying rock. The seeds sprouted quickly because the...

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Tags: absolution, confession, forgiveness, growth, new life

Don’t Be Afraid to Swim Upstream

Posted by John Durkin on

It feels good to go with the flow, even if the flow is speedy, like it is here in Northern Virginia.  Commonsense   advice from Dory, that blue cartoon fish, is “Just keep swimming, just keep swimming, just keep swimming, swimming, swimming. What do we do, we swim, swim...

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Tags: missional, peace, living slow, nothern virginia, life work balance

A Time for Everything

Posted by Michelle Mosford on

A Bible passage from Ecclesiastes 3 really inspired me during my morning devotions recently, especially the phrase “a time for everything.”  I remember when my mom passed away, and my middle daughter, then 4 years old, exclaimed with radiant happiness: “Now she’s in...

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Tags: death, grief, loss, love, missional living, motherhood, parenting

On Legacy

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Posted by Dave Carpenter on

Junior was a dropout. Not a good start to life, I guess, but he dropped out of school at age 14 to go to work and support his family. He and his brother Whitey (original names in this family, for sure), grew up in rural Arkansas, both of them athletically gifted. So even after dropping out...

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Tags: father, legacy, men, mens ministry, parenting, stepping up