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Reclaiming Fervor

Posted by Stacey Crosson on

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

Everything is Meaningless

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Posted by Jennifer Gross on

A Jim Carrey tweet is working its way through the Internet. “I wish everyone could get rich and famous and have everything they ever dreamed of so they would know that’s not the answer.” A few months ago, a young social media star posted a nearly 20-minute You Tube video...

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Tags: identity, life work balance, living slow, meaning, serving

The Unforeseen Path

Posted by Erin Oakley on

(Inspired by Psalm 23)  As I walk through a long Winding road, darkness Overtakes it. I shudder as fear overwhelms Every inch in my being.    Suddenly, I am touched by an All surpassing warmth.  A light touches the place  Where my feet meet the...

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Tags: chaos, devotions, peace, spirit filled life, youth

Shalom: More Than a Moment

Posted by Mark Boriack on

I belong to a missional community and we were asked to take one photo that illustrated shalom. In the interest of full disclosure, my photo is somewhat deceiving. An instant earlier, my granddaughter Hope had darted from the scene. Just two seconds later, the little girl in the picture, my...

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Candy Crushed

Posted by Jennifer Gross on

Last Christmas, I started playing the game Candy Crush on my phone. I know, I know, all you tech-savvy people are rolling your eyes. Candy Crush is so 2012. But, hey, I’ve never followed—or let’s be honest, even known about—the latest and coolest fads, and at 45 years...

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

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

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