COMMUNICATION

Merry, Peaceful Christmas

“Peace I leave with you.”  John 14:27 John 14:27 is the hand-written word-art hanging on the wall of my family room; the verse that brings my husband comfort when he is missing his dad. Those five simple letters are what I rest in when I am uncertain of the path in...

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God With Us

Through all of the amazing things I am learning about God and the Bible in college; all of the amazing intricacies and mysteries about the nature of the trinity and the almighty power of God and his sovereignty over all things, one truth has been really significant to...

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A Thought-Provoking Paradox of Paul

Do you have a hard time being thankful to God? Is it because you see suffering all over our world? Maybe cancer has returned. Maybe your parent’s health is failing. Your son or daughter is a moral embarrassment. Your job is stressing you out. Maybe you are just simply...

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Grief During the Holidays

I can’t believe that Thanksgiving is next week!  The holidays are coming fast. For most of us, the holidays are a crazy, joyful time of year; we get together with family and friends and spend time with nothing but celebration on the agenda. The holidays are filled...

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God is Good

Nate and I have been reading the book of Joshua over the past few weeks. I am by no means an “Old Testament expert.” I honestly am probably quite the opposite. The Old Testament has always been intimidating to me. There is a lot of background and cultural knowledge...

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Mercy

Mercy /ˈmərsē /: compassion or forgiveness shown toward someone whom it is within one's power to punish or harm. Mercy. A new understanding of this word hit me between the eyes a couple months ago when I had to visit a friend at the Ottawa County Jail for the first...

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Grace

Lately I have been thinking about grace. It’s a powerful word in and of itself, but it takes on an indescribable power when attached to the name “Almighty God.” The grace of the Almighty God. Wow. That’s an idea that I have a hard time taking in sometimes. Let’s think...

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Walking as Jesus Did

Last week I read a passage that made me seriously reflect my walk with the Lord. The passage was 1 John 2:3-6 which says, “We know that we have come to know Him (Christ) if we obey His commands. The man who says, ‘I know Him,’ but does not do what He commands is a...

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How Do We Overcome?

Ever have something hit you like a ton of rocks, something you weren’t expecting, and you feel that there is a pit in your stomach? Ever had that call in the middle of the night, and as soon as you hear the first ring you think, “Oh no, the kids aren’t home yet.” Ever...

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God, Our Creator

In the kids ministry this past week, we talked about God creating everything. We specifically focused on how God created Adam and Eve. One thing we talked about is what it looks like to be “created in God’s image.” It doesn’t necessarily mean that we look like God, it...

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Grand Rapids, MI 49544
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