Entries by sarahp

A Godly Foundation

Joshua 24:15 “… But as for me and my family, we will serve the Lord.” When we are armed with that belief system, we have a foundation that Jesus illustrates in the Gospel of Matthew. Matthew 7:24-27 24 “Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a […]


I’ve set goals to concentrate on this summer: my faith, friends, family, and my health. I have found that defining these goals has provided me with some direction. It’s helped me be more intentional about staying connected. I am taking advantage of Facebook Live prayer time, the daily LivingItOut Bible Study, and prayer and worship […]

The Choice Is Yours

Think about who you are at this moment and the choices you made to get here. Lead Pastor Ben Snyder said we face up to 35,000 choices a day. Some of those decisions are as simple as whether you’re going to drink soda or water. Other choices are much harder. They determine what type of […]

Your mission, should you choose to accept it…

This past weekend, we looked at how words put together in a simple statement can provide you clarity, connection, and calm. We read in the Bible that Joshua, who led the Israelites into the promised land, had a statement that he used to bring clarity, connection, and calm to the Israelites when they found themselves […]

The Power of a Moment

If there is one thing COVID-19 has taught me, it’s that in-person relationships matter. As an introvert, the idea of staying home alone for an extended period of time is appealing. However, as an introverted mom of five children, ages 2-9, there is no such thing as “alone time.” Someone always needs me, and they […]

Pass it on!

During the weekend message, Perrysburg campus Pastor Josh Whitlow talked about how moments of insight can deliver realizations and transformations. A timely summer example is: Preamble to the U.S. Declaration of Independence: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable […]

Hemming Moments

During the weekend message, Perrysburg Campus Pastor Josh Whitlow mentioned life is better when you can create meaningful moments for others and that every memorable moment is EPIC (Elevation, Pride, Insight, Connection). Luke 8 recounts Jesus walking through a crowd of people on his way to heal Jarius’ sick daughter. At some point, a woman […]

Pump It Up

When I was a kid, somewhere around the late 80s and very early 90s, I remember seeing the commercial for Reebok Pump sneakers. You pumped the basketball “button” on the tongue of the shoe and it would make you run faster and jump higher! The kids in the ad looked as though they could fly—it […]

Meaningful Moments

Think of a time when someone created a special moment for you. What did the moment entail? How did it make you feel? What made it special? I’m blessed because creating meaningful moments is my husband, Kevin’s specialty. In April, I celebrated a “Quarantine Birthday” (like so many of us), but that didn’t stop Kevin […]