Entries by sarahp

What’s the Key to Happiness?

Have you ever waited to get in trouble? Maybe you experienced this when you were younger and you did something wrong. In these cases, you knew that if you got caught, you were going to get in a whole heap of trouble, so most of your thoughts were consumed with not getting caught — sometimes […]

Family Activity (6/17-18)

Weekend Recap: This weekend in CedarVille, we learned God is #1. No matter what we need to always keep God as #1 in our lives. Scripture: As a family read about Elijah (1 Kings 18:15-39). Also take time to read a key verse from this weekend in James: “But he gives us even more grace […]

An Incredible Act of Mercy

In the summer of 1986, NYPD Officer Steven McDonald began what would be a life-altering shift. After chasing some suspicious looking young people in an area that had experienced a slew of bike thefts and other small crimes, McDonald and his partner caught up with the teenagers. McDonald writes, While questioning them, I noticed a […]

Pursuing Righteousness Can Make You Happy

C.S. Lewis wrote “If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.” How many times have you felt like you were made for something else? I have often times felt like that, especially after something that I […]

What Does It Mean to Be Meek?

Everyone likes an underdog story: the type where the character who is undervalued (and maybe a little quiet) surprisingly wins a fight or game, or saves the day. Think of Frodo in “The Lord of the Rings” – a tiny hobbit who is tasked with delivering a ring to Mount Doom to be destroyed. He […]

Are Christians Supposed to Be Poor in Spirit?

“Blessed are the poor in spirit.” Of all the Beatitudes, this may be the most difficult for us as 21st century Americans to grasp because we can barely fathom what it means. We intrinsically believe that we deserve to be, if not rich, at least well off, and that anyone can have that American Dream. […]

Family Activity (6/10-11)

Weekend Recap: This weekend in CedarVille we learned how God can give us hope. Even when we feel completely hopeless, God is always there with us to give us hope. Scripture: As a family read about Noah and how God helped him in Genesis 6-9:17. There are a few chapters to read, so try reading […]