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Pruning Precedes Flourishing Pruning Precedes Flourishing

Posted by Connie Armerding on November 8, 2018 in Connie Armerding, Contributing Author, Faith, Wisdom

I  grew up in a home with silk plants. There weren’t a lot of them, but there were enough…enough to cause me to never want any of my own. In my adult commitment to live greenery, I’ve realized maintaining these living things is a bit harder than I thought. Regardless, I couldn’t pass up a […]

(Dis)connecting Women (Dis)connecting Women

Posted by Dalene Reyburn on October 25, 2018 in Community, Contributing Author, Faith, Unite, Build, Live

‘Just come on Friday afternoon with your kids. We’ll be there. Pull in!’ The ‘there’ was my house. I was overhearing my friend Carin inviting another mom, and her kids, to a mass play date that I’d be hosting. Later Carin half-laughed, half-apologized, because Gosh, she said, what was I thinking? It’s not my place […]

Live Fully Alive Live Fully Alive

Posted by Connie Armerding on July 26, 2018 in Connie Armerding, Contributing Author, Faith, Unite, Build, Live

Last week I taught a class at my church to third – fifth graders. The lesson was about dwelling places for God’s presence found in the Old Testament. The object lesson was about taking God outside the boxes in which we put him; a reminder that there is no place we can go where His […]

Act Justly. Love Mercy. Walk Humbly.. Act Justly. Love Mercy. Walk Humbly.

Posted by Connie Armerding on June 7, 2018 in Connie Armerding, Contributing Author, Faith, Wisdom

Last summer my nephews were in town visiting from Georgia. As we carted them around the Pacific Northwest, one of our car conversations turned towards food. All six children in the car shared their favorite restaurant and favorite meal, but I only remember one answer. My 10 year-old nephew told me his favorite restaurant was […]

Living in the tension: Now and Not Yet Living in the Tension: Now and Not Yet

Posted by Dalene Reyburn on May 3, 2018 in Contributing Author, Faith, Prayer

I’d never done an ugly cry in front of teenagers. Then, one Sunday last year, I’m leading Teen Church and our youth pastor (randomly? I think not.) delegates topics and I’m saddled with – Does God Still Heal Today? I’m a little furious. Like, Are you kidding? Are you kidding me? You want me to […]