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God's Everlasting Presence

Posted by Lynn Hathaway on

My faith story over the last 18 months or so has been a long journey of ups and downs. Most Prince of Peace members know me as the happiest young woman when I walk into church—and believe me, I was, until I got some news that took a toll on me, emotionally and spiritually. In November...

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Tags: faith, gospel, grace, mental health, transition

Just Because - A Letter to Loved Ones

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Posted by Erin Oakley on

Prelude from the author:  "I wrote this poem when I was really struggling emotionally with anxiety.  At the time my anxiety made me push everyone I cared about away, especially God. I wrote this poem as a way to lean into my anxiety, and to finally reach out to my loved ones and God...

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Tags: anxiety, care, empathy, family, love, mental health, panic, understanding

Thoughts on Grace

Posted by Jim Otte on

This message was originally given at the September 15, 2017 closing devotion for the Ministerial  Care Coalition (MC2) by Rev. Jim Otte, LPC.  Thank you Rev. Otte for sharing your thoughts of grace in a time such as these. I’ve been thinking a lot about the grace of God...

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Tags: abundance, enough, identity, mission, purpose, scarcity, self worth

The Family of God

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Posted by Mary Moore on

     About a year ago, I left Springfield and Prince of Peace and moved south to beautiful Hilton Head, SC. I’m living in a lovely community, but as with any smaller town, especially one whose economy relies on tourism, golf, and the beach, it has its shortcomings. I...

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Tags: church, family, moving, together, transition

From Dust to Easter Dawn

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Posted by Jennifer Gross on

In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: 6 Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; 7 rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made...

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Tags: death, easter, grace, hope, joy, love, new life, transformation

Being and Doing

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Posted by Thomas Winterstein on

Our world never stops. As we walk through our lives, we often amiably subscribe to the philosophy of “we work hard, we play hard.” But what does that really mean? Do we sacrifice our well-being for the sake of our society’s call for activity and action? If we are honest, the...

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

Is there Hope for Haiti

Posted by John Durkin on

Picture this: you’re riding in a van in bumper-to-bumper traffic on dirt road full of potholes and garbage. On each side, you see motorcycles, trucks, and vans stacked with people. The people are so close you can hear them brushing up against your vehicle. The sides of the road are teeming...

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Tags: hope, love in action, mission, service, village of hope

Angel in the Storm

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Posted by John Schmidt on

Maybe I'm an angel­—or maybe one was riding on my shoulders. In the late 1960's, while attending college at Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, MI, I drove school bus for the Mt Pleasant Public Schools to cover my student expenses. My run from Rosebush, MI, back to Mt...

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Rooted and Established in Love

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Posted by Jennifer Gross on

My childhood pastor died a few months ago. I hadn’t thought of him much recently, except in    passing, when my mother would say, “I guess Norm Huff isn’t doing so well.” I would joke, “boy, when he passes away, it will be the biggest funeral Tyrone...

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Hardwired and Gifted!

Posted by Stacey Crosson on

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

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