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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

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

God on the Move in the World

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Posted by Mecia Rockett on

"The Lord had said to Abram, 'Leave your country, your people and your father's household and go to the land I will show you."  Genesis 12:1 Although I had traveled out of the country before, the very idea of living and working in another country was humbling and very spiritual for me. I...

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Tags: call, esl, family, marriage, ministry, missions, travel, world

A Mother's Prayer

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Posted by on

Enjoying an afternoon break from the relentless August heat, my mother-in-law, daughter, son, and I were having a snack at our kitchen table when my husband, Josh, called. Josh had been in Tanzania for work for almost 3 weeks, and he had another 2 weeks to go. In addition to the stress of...

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Tags: care, family, love, prayer, rest, support

God on the Move in My Family

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Posted by Liz Murphy on

     In her final  session at the PoP  Women’s Retreat in February, "A Holy Longing:  Stories of a God Who Satisfies” leader Melinda  DeWann, suggested that we rejoice in our neediness.  One of the Bible verses she cited was Phillipians...

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Tags: bible study, courage, family, praying, retreat, sharing, unmasked

Tools for Transition

Posted by John Durkin on

Last summer, my family moved from Indianapolis, IN, to our new home in here in Springfield.  In the span of a few months, we fixed up our old home, packed and sorted our paraphernalia, sold the house, drove hundreds of miles cross-country, and moved into a new place.  My wife Mary and...

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Tags: children, family, moving, teens, transition