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Overflow of Love – Finding Peace

In week 2 of our current series, Lead Pastor Ben Snyder encouraged us to think about the stories we tell ourselves. I thought deeply about it and reflected on a list of words he provided. Two words from the list jumped out to me: perfect and successful. I was forced to acknowledge that the stories […]

Stop the Spread – Finding Peace

There are several definitions of the word “love.” It is one of the most intense emotions we experience as humans, and it spans a variety of different feelings, conditions, and attitudes that range from interpersonal affection to pleasure. The past several months have left many of us with a vast amount of uncertainty. We may […]

The Greatest Importance – Finding Peace

The apostle Paul wrote to the Colossians about the place Christ should hold in their lives—the greatest position of importance possible. And we, those calling ourselves Christ followers, would be wise to similarly apply the truths written by Paul. To be clear, a heart genuinely changed by a personal relationship with Christ will, in turn, […]

Turn Down The Noise – Finding Peace

Strive to be like Jesus! I think many Christ followers tell themselves that over and over throughout the course of their lives. At least, I have—many times. But can we really be like Jesus? And, more importantly, is that truly what God wants us to do? Following Jesus does not mean we have to be […]

ME? WORRIED…? – Finding Peace

Fifteen years ago, I was diagnosed with an anxiety disorder … I was shocked! I thought everyone was tied up in knots, trying to be all things for all people. Although I had been a Christ follower for 20 years at that point, I still had no idea how to tap into Jesus’ “peace that […]

The Shadow Side of Me – Finding Peace

As I was listening to Lead Pastor Ben Snyder define peace as a non-anxious presence, I thought, “Well, I am failing at that!” I don’t know about anyone else, but ever since COVID-19 hit, I feel like I’m surrounded by moving targets: There are things that I should be doing. There are things that I […]

Anchor of Peace – Finding Peace

Have you ever heard a song, and in that moment, it was exactly what you needed to hear? What about a church message? That’s where I am with this series, Finding Peace. As a teacher starting a hybrid school year, my work circumstances are anything but peaceful. I cannot put into words my conflicting emotions […]

Fix Your Eyes on Him – Finding Peace

In the last few years, God has transformed me. I know I am his adored and treasured daughter, and his deep love for me has caused me to really trust him. I know in my heart and mind that he is faithful and good. His amazing love fills me with peace. I am learning to […]