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Have you ever been woken up for the hundredth time with anxious thoughts? Are you troubled about opinions and circumstances that you never would have cared about a few years ago? Currently, that’s where I find myself, waking up worried about a bunch of people, places, and things that I would not have previously cared […]
Last weekend, our guest speaker, Amy Seiffert, encouraged us to examine where our opinions and actions come from and whether they reflect our title of “children of God.” She used the life of Jezebel in 1 Kings to unwrap the reality that there are outside influences we embrace in our lives that negatively affect our […]
Snapchat, friends, Netflix, work, sports, Instagram, activities, to-do lists, Disney+, Facebook, relationships, shopping, celebrities, politicians, professional athletes. These are just a few of the things that influence us on a daily basis. Not only do they influence us but they might also distract us from the one true God. The voices that we subject ourselves […]
Jezebel is probably the ultimate Bad Girl of the Bible. When I think of her, the image that pops up is Cruella de Vil. Both women were powerful, rich, beautiful, and willing to destroy anything that stood in the way of what they wanted. Who thinks making a coat out of puppies is OK? The […]
Amy Seiffert, author, speaker, and podcaster, came to share her insights about Jezebel this past Sunday. She said Jezebel was a Phoenician princess, daughter of King Ethball of the Sidonians. Jezebel was likely married off to Ahab, who reigned in Samaria, to form a political alliance so her family could gain more power and wealth. […]
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“Where was Jaron?” That is a question that was asked by my friends quite often during my 20s. You see, I had a way of easing the tension in a room when opposing egos clashed, but my introverted nature kept me at home more times than not. So, when I wasn’t there, “Where was Jaron?” […]
Last weekend, Lead Pastor Ben Snyder introduced our next series, Bad Girls of the Bible. The bottom line of the series is, “Your focus shapes your future.” This week, our focus is on the original bad girl, Eve. And today, we are focusing on Ben’s lesson that most of our regrets could be avoided if […]
When I was young, I remember some hurtful things that were said to me. In 5th grade, some boys said I was stupid. I also remember trying to fit in with my peers but doubted that I did. Sometimes the voices were real, and other times, they were my own self doubt. I think it’s […]