Hope floats

If you are living through a particularly difficult time, there is a steadying passage of Scripture for you in Romans 5:3-5 that reveals a potent insight into what God does in our lives during tough times. The passage begins with the Apostle Paul counterintuitively stating that “we also glory in our sufferings.” It is a […]

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Created not born

Psalm 102:18 says, “Let this be written for a future generation, that a people not yet created may praise the Lord.” Consider the word choice in this fascinating passage. When the psalmist looked expectantly toward future generations, he described them as being created not just born: “Let this be written for a future generation, that […]

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I Don’t Care…Now I Care

Blind Bartimaeus: “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” The crowd: “Shut up! Don’t bother the teacher.” Jesus: “Bring him to me.” The crowd: “Great news, Bartimaeus! Jesus is asking for you.” Have you ever laughed at this moment from Mark 10:46-49? Have you ever chuckled or scoffed with just a twinge of self-righteousness […]

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Blessed are the overlooked

“Blessed are the agnostics. Blessed are they who doubt. Blessed are those who have nothing to offer. Blessed are the preschoolers, who cut in line at communion. Blessed are the poor in spirit. You are of heaven and Jesus blesses you.   Blessed are those whom no else notices. The kids who sit alone at […]

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Loved

This essay was taken in entirety from a prayer devotional that our high school pastor, Steven Draeger, wrote for our students for their time this week at camp. It is beautiful, and I hope it speaks to your heart as it will no doubt speak to theirs. Know you are loved! You are God’s beloved. […]

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