Wrap Me Warm

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Please take a moment and read this real life story written by my cousin Laura Rundell.  It is sure to encourage and warm your heart, especially in difficult times. 
 
“When you’re on your knees and answers seem so far away. You’re not alone, stop holding on, and just be held.”  Casting Crowns
 
“Wrap me warm,” my three-year-old Johnny cries whenever he gets out of the car on a cold day, knowing we will hold him and pull him in closer with our arms to feel secure, to feel sheltered, to feel comfort.


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It’s Not About Changing Your Mate

 
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Hint: It’s Not About Changing Your Mate

Is your marriage on the rocks? Do you often find yourself wondering, “If only she would just be more affectionate” or, “If only he would clean up after himself” or “If only she would take more initiative” then our marriage would work?  


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Legalism is a disease

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“I no longer count on my own righteousness through obeying the law; rather, I become righteous through faith in Christ. For God’s way of making us right with himself depends on faith.” (Philippians 3:9 NLT)

You can’t earn God’s approval. You can’t earn his love. You can’t earn his recognition. God is love, and he loves you unconditionally. If you want to be a happy person, you need to relax in God’s grace every day.


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So What is the Daniel Plan?

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WHAT IS THE DANIEL PLAN?

The Daniel Plan is a groundbreaking healthy lifestyle program founded on biblical principles and focused on 

The Essentials: Faith, Food, Fitness, Focus and Friends.

 The program offers an innovative approach to achieving a healthy lifestyle

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Real Meaning of Christmas

 
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It’s that time of year again. December has come and with it all the joys of Christmas. But what is the real meaning of Christmas? Is it the gifts under the tree, the lights in the windows, the cards in the mail, turkey dinners with family and friends, snow in the yard, stockings hanging in the living room, and shouts of “Merry Christmas” to those who pass us in the streets? Is this really Christmas?


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Give Thanks

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Giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ (Ephesians 5:20).

If we never received another thing from God for the rest of our lives, we could still fill each day with genuine gratitude:


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Halloween… Yes or No?

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Should Christians celebrate Halloween… Yes or No?

Well let’s take a look at the history of this sugary holiday.  The name “Halloween” comes from the All Saints Day celebration of the early Christian church, a day set aside for the solemn remembrance of the martyrs. All Hallows Eve, the evening before All Saints Day, began the time of remembrance. “All Hallows Eve” was eventually contracted to “Hallow-e’en,” which became “Halloween.”

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Pastor Gael on Sabbatical

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The word sabbatical is drawn from Sabbath. The Hebrew word for Sabbath means to “close or rest” and is connected with the last day of Creation when God rested. (Genesis 2:3) God both models and commands Sabbath rest for his people. “Remember the Sabbath to keep it holy.” (Exodus 20:8-11)


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God’s Calling You!

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The Bible is filled with the stories of God calling people, how they answered, and what God’s purpose was for them. We all have a calling; a purpose that God has for our lives. Your calling is not your job, which is temporary. Your calling is a permanent purpose that God gave you even before you were born.

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More to this life?

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As we get ready to launch our “What on Earth am I here for” campaign, I am reminded of a song I used to love.  Steven Curtis Chapman penned the words to “More to this life”.  The song speaks to the universal core question that lies in everyone of us.  What is the point to this life?  There has to be more!!!  Check out the lyrics to this song.

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