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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 […]

In This World, But Not of This World In This World, But Not of This World

Posted by Kendra Vollstedt on March 15, 2018 in Contributing Author, Faith, Wisdom

“I just want to follow God’s will for my life,” said every Christian ever. Romans 12:2 states, “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” This verse […]

God's Love Compels Us to Love God’s Love Compels Us to Love

Posted by Connie Armerding on March 1, 2018 in Connie Armerding, Contributing Author, Faith, Family, Love

The last of all the car doors shut. The kids all rushed inside and although I typically follow suit, I waited. Leaning my head into the steering wheel, I sat there in the quiet. My voice broke the silence. It started as a scream and turned into a wail. In the confines of my locked […]