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Charlottesville

Posted by Emma Liddle on

Racism is alive and well in the United States. There’s no denying it. In case you’re tempted to say it’s “gone,” that the civil rights movement changed all that, that we are all equal, that race-based discrimination and white privilege don’t exist, all you...

Grace in Action

Posted by Danielle Athanas on

I am broken. I am a sinner. This is important when I think about grace in action in my own life because if I don’t start from this point then I am losing sight of the beautiful gift of grace that God has given us in the sacrifice of His only son, Jesus. A Jesus who time and again taught...

Daily Eternal Perspective

Posted by Emma Liddle on

Question for myself: How do I act when the apocalypse happens? Well, not great. A few months ago, I read the book Liturgy of the Ordinary by Tish Harrison Warren, and she points out that the word “apocalypse” actually means “to reveal” to “unveil” reality...

Bear Hunts and Obstacles

Posted by Danielle Athanas on

There’s a children’s book called “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt” that leads a family through woods, grass, a river, a snowstorm, and a cave on their way to find the ever elusive bear. As they come upon each obstacle, they realize that they can’t go over it, they...

Big Shoes

Posted by Emma Liddle on

What is the biggest thing holding you back in your spiritual life? There are probably a whole ton of answers to that question, but I wonder if many of them might actually fall under the umbrella of “myself.” It’s definitely not God who’s doing it. He’s waiting for...

Created on Purpose

Posted by Danielle Athanas on

“God created us on purpose for a purpose.”I don’t remember the first time I heard that said, but when Kelly started off her message last Sunday with these words I was reminded of the power that the statement holds. If you pause and think about it, these words mean two key...

Holy Week: Sunday's Coming

Posted by Emma Liddle on

Holy week began this past Sunday with Palm Sunday. But I went through that day without really thinking about that. Sure, I knew it on the back of my mind, but it was sitting nestled between my usual, daily obligations (getting to work on time, getting the baby fed and dressed, meetings, etc.)...

O Holy Night

Posted by Danielle Athanas on

Being a born & bred New Englander, when I close my eyes and think of Christmas night I think of cold. I think of crisp, cold, clean air that fills the lungs and opens your airway with a refreshing chill. I think of the evening quiet when the snow on the ground muffles the sounds of night...

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