Entries by sarahp

Tick Tock…

I think God has a great sense of humor! He constantly puts people together who are complete opposites. Take my husband, Mike, and me. I love, love, love getting up early in the morning, spending time with the Lord, exercising, getting to a breakfast meeting, and continuing through the morning with things that fill my […]

Energize Your Life

Singing to my daughters at bedtime always energizes me in a very profound and special way. I have done it since the day they were born, and luckily at 8 ¾ and 10 ½ (those fractions are very important to them, so I better not leave them out!), they still let me sing to them. […]

The Hats I Wear

I am a child of God. He created me in his image. In his eyes I am beautiful and perfectly made according to his plan. The responsibilities he has given me are similar and different than the ones he has given you. Working together, we can further his Kingdom and spread the Good News! The first […]

The Real Issue With Time

This past weekend, we continued our series, Issues, and Ben talked to us about time. Many of us would say that we need more time. A few of us might say that we have too much time. The truth is that each day we all have the same amount of time to spend. We all […]

Issues: I Need More Time – Resources

Start the Discussion: Click here for printable message notes. Click here for printable message discussion questions. Click here for printable LIO Bible Study.  Click here for the discussion video and unpack what it means to live out the message principles during the week.

Breaking the Sabbath?

Have you ever wondered why Jesus specifically commanded the lame man to “… pick up your mat, and walk!” (John 5:8b)? Jesus never did anything by accident or because he didn’t know what effect his words or actions would have. He knew this previously lame man carrying his mat on the Sabbath would break the […]

Change Your Path

At one time or another, most of us have thought about going on a diet. This is a common New Year’s resolution and something most women think about before the summer swimsuit season. You may not like how your clothes fit, your lack of energy, or that number on the scale. I often browse Pinterest […]

Taking Issue With the Issue

It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since I made a huge change in my life! I felt very strongly that God wanted me to make this move, but once I had made it, many things happened to make me question the decision. This year has been quite the roller-coaster ride, with more challenges […]

Dig Down Deep

What do blowing up at your child for spilling milk, road rage, and the fight you had with your spouse over arriving late for dinner have in common? The circumstances in each incident are not the real issue. Most likely, you’re angry at your child because you have to clean up a mess, at the […]

Are You Willing?

Imagine being sick and unable to walk for 38 years. Your only hope of being healed and made whole is a pool where it is believed that an angel moves the waters at certain times, thus providing healing for the first person who enters afterward. This is how the story of Jesus healing a man […]