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Train or not to Train; That is the Question

Train or Not to Train; That is the Question   In Proverbs 22:6 it says, “Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” What a promise this is from our awesome and faithful God! What a calling this is to every parent! Do you feel the pressure? I’ve often said that parenting is the hardest job I’ve ever had. Matt and I have…

Take Your Medicine!

Take Your Medicine! A parasite is defined as “an organism that lives in or on an organism of another species (its host) and benefits by deriving nutrients at the other’s expense.” Since moving to Peru in July, I have become well acquainted with various parasites. They’re easily contracted, even with the best of precautions. I have “benefited” from some of the side effects…

Welcome to the Golden Years!

WELCOME TO THE GOLDEN YEARS! As they say on television, “I need to warn you that the following may be offensive to you.” “I tell you the truth. When you were younger, you dressed yourself & went where you wanted; but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands & someone else will dress you & lead you where you do not want to go.” (Jesus said this. Read…

The Discontinuation of a Label

The Discontinuation of a Label (written by Melissa Woods) This month I am reading the Read, Pray, Obey (RPO) along with other church members in the book of Acts. I have never studied the book of Acts as a whole so I am excited to embark on this journey with my church family. I am only in chapter 4 as of today, but I have been writing down each day the events of each…

Contradictions

Jon Daniels shared with us last night in Refresh how we can hear God speak to us when we spend time in His word, not by just reading verses but by having a desire to hear from Him and being intentional when reading His word. So I decided to read this morning’s Read, Pray, Obey verse (Romans 11:33) with this in mind. Romans 11:33 Oh, the depth of the riches and…

THIRST Conference Reflections …

We just concluded a 4-day THIRST Conference led by a team from Life Action Ministries (lifeaction.org). It was an AMAZING time of worship, teaching, conviction, brokenness, renewal, & restoration in the Church! Ryan Loveing, our revivalist for the week, provided strong Biblical teaching in each service, & here are some of the points I gleaned: “The goal of these…