How To Worry Less

How are you dealing with anxiety, fear and worry lately? As we SIP, some of you, maybe for the first time, are feeling overwhelmed. I read this week that 36% of Americans have said the pandemic has had a serious impact on their mental health. And 31% say they are sleeping less. For me, there…

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We Will Remember!

There were three sisters—ages 92, 94, and 96—who lived together. One night, the 96-year-old drew a bath. She put one foot in, and then paused. “Was I getting in the tub or out?” she yelled. The 94-year-old hollered back, “I don’t know, I’ll come and see.” She started up the stairs, but stopped on the…

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How do I forgive someone?

A friend of mine asked me a great question today, “How do I forgive someone who deeply hurt me?” I honestly fumbled around with my answer. I’m not sure there is a step by step approach, but here is what I wish I told her… Let’s pretend later today you get gas and in the…

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Sabbath Quotes

At our all staff meeting Tuesday, Cathy Mcilvoy shared a great list of quotes about Sabbath. I hope they bless you and encourage you to take a day (or even half day) to rest and enjoy the Lord!

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Grace and Truth

Several years ago, I learned something that has really helped me both personally and pastorally. In the very beginning of John we read, “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and…

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Consider the Heavens…

The sheep were finally tucked away for the night, resting safely in the security of the sheep pen. On a warm night like this, preparing a fire wasn’t essential but necessary to lift spirits and cook dinner. As he prepared a meal, the shepherd, David, the newly anointed King of Israel, continued to guard and…

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Wrong Things We Say About Prayer

Guest Post: Mckenna Mitchell If God is what we need, and prayer is how we commune with him, why don’t we pray more? I think the answer to that question is in some of our misunderstandings about prayer. The sooner we start to shed light on some of our misunderstandings about prayer, the sooner we…

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