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    Take Care of Your Light

    05.08.20 | Stories | Stories of Hope

    In Brené Brown’s book The Gifts of Imperfection, she offers a practice that I’ve found helpful during this quarantine. It’s called Vowel Check: AEIOUY A = Have I been Abstinent today? (Taken a break from social media...


      05.05.20 | Stories | Stories of Hope

      Most of us have read or seen movies based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s, The Lord of The Rings Trilogy, and C.S. Lewis’, The Chronicles of Narnia. Did you know Tolkien and Lewis were friends? The Trinity Forum* recently sponsored an online...

        Small Acts of Kindness

        05.04.20 | Stories | Stories of Hope

        We live next door to an awesome couple, Norm & Diane, who are among the kindest people I have ever known. One Christmas Eve, I heard a knock on the door and when I went to answer no one was there. I found a beautiful 3-Tiered cookie...


          05.02.20 | Stories | Stories of Hope

          Springtime! The weather begins to warm up, the trees, plants, and flowers begin to bloom. Nature has a way of reminding us each year that life begins again. After the rain that came in April, my husband and I have been re-potting our succulents...

            Wisdom from an Oak Tree

            05.01.20 | Stories | Stories of Hope

            One of my hobbies for the past almost ten years has been cultivating and training bonsai trees. I confess most of my trees are are very much “in-training,” growing in ugly plastic nursery pots before they’re ready for a nice...

              Baking Bread

              04.30.20 | Stories | Stories of Hope

              Bread making is my thing. I love how the the dough feels between my hands as I kneed it and shape it into a loaf. I have not baked much lately. Flour has been one of the hot items during this pandemic it seems and almost impossible to buy in the...

                Comfort Words by St. Augustine

                04.29.20 | Stories | Stories of Hope

                May these words from St. Augustine give us comfort during this pandemic: Watch, O Lord, with those who wake, or watch or weep tonight, and give your angels charge over those who sleep. Tend your sick ones, O Lord Jesus Christ; rest your weary...

                  Our Future

                  04.27.20 | Stories | Stories of Hope

                  I love to sit in my office at the church and hear the children playing outside. On this day, I am very grateful that our Children’s Growing Center was able to reopen to essential workers. This is a vital service we are providing this time...

                    Hospitality Makeover

                    04.26.20 | Stories | Stories of Hope

                    We are anxious to gather together, but it looks like we'll be practicing physical distancing that will limit our fellowship for a while. But when it is safe, we'll be ready! A lot has been happening on the campus while you have been away...

                      One Snail

                      04.25.20 | Stories | Stories of Hope

                      One snail, many birds, An interest has returned, I watch the smallest of, The beauties of God’s making, No fist-bumps, hugs, nor high-fives, (sigh) Tho’ those things are missed, (indeed) If not for this quarantine, Sure to...

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