Entries by sarahp

What Does It Cost? – At Your Best

Do you remember what life was like as a child? How could we be so carefree and naïve? Many times as a child, I remember acting without a second thought: My hand on the hot burner. Ramp-jumping my bike on a loose stone driveway. Jumping off the roof of the house. Trying to catch a […]

Let Me Tell You About My Jesus – At Your Best

Lead Pastor Ben Snyder gave an amazing sermon titled “Your Motivation – What Are You Reaching For?” Do you need to be replenished? Maybe you’re confused about what that even means. The definition of replenish is to restore or repair. “My Jesus” by Anne Wilson Are you past the point of weary? Is your burden […]

Fighting Distraction – At Your Best

When I was a teenager, I almost walked into a tree because I was texting on my phone. Thankfully,  I heard people in the background—mainly my family—laughing at my distraction, and I looked up just in time. While I might have been distracted, I was able to hear and see before an obstacle in my […]

You’ve Got a Friend in Me – At Your Best

In 2004, I was at a New Year’s Eve party with my core group of friends, but I felt more alone than I had in a long time. My night ended around 10:30 with me in my apartment by myself. For the next six months, I continued the trend of leaving early when hanging out […]

Don’t Be A Rolling Stone – At Your Best

Jeremiah 17:7-8 7 “But blessed are those who trust in the Lord  and have made the Lord their hope and confidence. 8 They are like trees planted along a riverbank,  with roots that reach deep into the water. Such trees are not bothered by the heat  or worried by long months of drought. Their leaves […]

Parable of the Sower – At Your Best

This weekend, we continued our series At Your Best as Lead Pastor Ben Snyder unpacked the parable of the sower. This is one of the best-known parables and could possibly have been the first. Pastor Ben said that parables are like stories with a  purpose. The Jewish leaders were frustrated that Jesus  did not quote […]

How Did He Know? – At Your Best

Have you ever gone to church and thought, “How did the pastor know?” Sometimes, I feel like God is using the speaker’s voice to talk directly to me! Often it is ouchy, but it’s exactly what I need to hear, when I need to hear it. We all want to be our best, but the […]