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“Noël, Noël, Come and see what God has done!”

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This morning I woke feeling compelled to share some thoughts I had during our beautiful Christmas concert last night.  If you were in attendance, I'd be curious to know if the Holy Spirit enlightened you with similar thoughts and feelings.  "Come and see what God has done." This past...

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Tags: change, comfort, grief, healing, restore

God on the Move in the Neighborhood!

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This past weekend we hosted a neighborhood block party to celebrate the 500th year of the Reformation!  There was an overwhelming positive response from the 500 plus attendees. “My family needed this.  Thank you Prince of Peace for hosting this day.”  “The...

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Tags: bless, bond, engage, gospel, learn, love, missional living, serve, share

Can a Table Make a Difference - Part 2

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May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.—Romans 15:13   Last week, I shared the story of the picnic table in my front yard. Today is part two of this ongoing neighborhood adventure. The day...

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Can a Table Make a Difference?

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With all the stress and anxiety in the world, my husband Jeff and I have been asking ourselves how we can promote hope in our neighborhood and community.  Jeff and I were both raised in communities which had dedicated spaces where people could gather and talk about current events, listen...

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Tags: conversation, grace, hope, love, mission, table, talk

Hardwired and Gifted!

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God has hardwired you uniquely to build His kingdom! Do you believe that? What is it that you alone bring to the world? What do you have a passion for? One of my nieces texted me a couple months ago.  She's a pilot for the U.S. Air Force and was flying into Dulles.  I had...

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Tags: epiphany, gifts, serve. service, shine, spiritual gifts

The Prince of Peace

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“And His name shall be called the Prince of Peace…”  Isaiah 9:6 Peace…when you hear that word, where does it take you?      Is it a moment when all seemed right and complete?      Is it a person you know who embodies a...

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Questioning the Call

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  I recently had a conversation with a friend who moved to California for her husband’s career.  A few months ago, her husband unexpectedly resigned his job and is currently receiving unemployment as he looks for a new job.  As my friend described the upheaval in her life...

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Reclaiming Fervor

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Peter and John answered and said unto them, "For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard."  Acts 4:19-20 Can you imagine having such fervor?  So much fervor you can't stop yourself from talking endlessly about whatever has stirred within your heart and changed...

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Tags: church, church growth, mission, missional living, sharing god's love

Weeds

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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

Greater Than Me

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Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world. 1 John 4:4 Let’s talk about resilience, that trait that moves us to bounce back, no matter what giant or obstacle or ocean stands in our way­—the gift of the Holy Spirit living inside of us, propelling us forward to...

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