Posts with the category “guest-contributor”
Home Sweet Home
by Angela Hastings on August 10th, 2021
Home ownership.A goal that most at some point hope to obtain. A place to call our very own. A place to find refuge at the end of a long day. A place to create memories that last a life time. Ol’ home sweet home.“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, cr...
Geek Out Over God's Word
by Angela Hastings on July 13th, 2021
Trekkies, Potterheads, fans of Marvel (Stan Lee called them “True Believers”), Perhaps you know someone who identifies themselves in one or more of these fandoms.With 23 movies, and newer TV shows like WandaVision and Loki on Disney+, the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) has a large group of devotees, including my sons. They will discuss with great excitement the revelations and connections they fi...
Catch Your Breath
by Angela Hastings on June 29th, 2021
Have you ever had your breath taken away? Upon the birth of your child? When speeding down that first major decline on a roller coaster? By being knocked flat on your back during a game of dodge ball? Upon receiving the news of the tragic loss of a loved one? Or the unfortunate odor of a skunk? We’ve probably all lost our breath at some time.Recently, a group of us were blowing up balloons for a p...
Navigate the Unpredictable (Psalm 91)
by Angela Hastings on January 19th, 2021
I grew up in the Midwest. Tornado green skies with train whistle winds were familiar elements.I can remember once when I was a little girl, I was visiting my grandparents. Out of nowhere the sirens began. That loud warning horn would stop anyone in their tracks.I was scared.We went down to the basement bathroom as we’ve always been taught (any lower level room with no windows), and we hunkered dow...
Trading Fear for Freedom
by Chris Kellar on May 18th, 2020
He can be trusted and in his hands, we are free. We do not have to fear about tomorrow, or the years to come.
Faith of A Mustard Seed
by Chris Kellar on May 18th, 2020
It's amazing that a virus so small can change how our world thinks and operates.
by Chris Kellar on May 12th, 2020
Asking for help isn't something that comes easy to me. You may feel the same way. I would prefer to just try to figure out the issue on my own, until I'm blue in the face and so frustrated that either I give up, or I sheepishly ask for assistance.
First Things First
by Chris Kellar on May 5th, 2020
In order to have a grateful heart towards others, you must start with a grateful heart towards God.
by Chris Kellar on April 30th, 2020
When we allow ourselves to focus on Christ, and allow Him to have ultimate control, He alone provides us with joy, even in the darkest of times.
You are Clean!
by Chris Kellar on April 27th, 2020
It never fails, day after day, the laundry basket continues to pile up.
You are Safe!
by Chris Kellar on April 25th, 2020
When they are on base, they know that they are safe.
by Chris Kellar on April 23rd, 2020
Changing your clothes is necessary. Changing your hair style can be scary. Changing the way that you think, feel and act is often uncomfortable- awkward.
Lord, take my desires
by Chris Kellar on April 21st, 2020
ou may have seen this statement floating around Facebook, “I’ve realized that I like to go to non-essential places and do non- essential things.” Just because something is Non-essential doesn’t mean it’s not important.
Who Named You?
by Chris Kellar on April 18th, 2020
Often times I find that I stray from the name given to me and I give myself names that God never intended for me to have, such as failure...
by Chris Kellar on April 15th, 2020
Feet are just plain weird!
All The Things
by Chris Kellar on April 14th, 2020
If you could have any power in the world, what power would you have?
You can trust him!
by Chris Kellar on April 13th, 2020
What do we place our trust in?
by Chris Kellar on April 11th, 2020
Hope Lost? Darkness I have never liked the dark! When I was a little girl, I would sleep with a night light ( or two). My mind would run wild as darkness crept into my bedroom.
What Does Hope Look Like: The Cross
by Chris Kellar on April 10th, 2020
The cross is much more than a piece of jewelry to be worn around your neck or something to hang on a wall. The cross is a symbol of the greatest love story known to man.
What Does Hope Look Like: A Lamb
by Chris Kellar on April 9th, 2020
Grace. Protection. Freedom. Mercy. Forgiveness. Rescue.
What Does Hope Look Like: A Cloud and Fire
by Chris Kellar on April 8th, 2020
The Israelites were enslaved for many years in Egypt. They prayed and pleaded with God to save them from their current condition. When the time came for the Israelites to leave Egypt, there was excitement and also apprehension about the future-unknown.
What does hope look like: A Ram
by Chris Kellar on April 7th, 2020
I have always loved surprises. On my 16th birthday, my parents surprised me with an amazing party. My proposal was, of course, a surprise and having a third baby came as a surprise as well. I just LOVE surprises.
What Does Hope Look Like: The Rainbow
by Chris Kellar on April 6th, 2020
If you search around on Facebook you may have noticed there is a new trend going around. The trend is more of a scavenger hunt, it’s called #904rainbowhunt. The premise is, people make a rainbow using whatever materials that they choose, then they post the rainbow in the window of their homes for people to see as they are driving past.
by Chris Kellar on April 3rd, 2020
What if you woke up today with only the things you thanked God for yesterday.
by Chris Kellar on April 2nd, 2020
His words created YOU! We have saying in my house if you ask any of us, we will tell you " Word are Powerful!" Kinds words, harsh words, written words, and spoken words all carry weight. We all know that once you speak words, they can not be "un"-said.
How Much Longer Lord?
by Chris Kellar on April 2nd, 2020
Sometimes when God calls me to wait, I find it nearly impossible. I often find myself jumping in front of Him, you know, to try to “Help Him Along”, as if He needs my help.
Jesus is the Light
by Chris Kellar on April 1st, 2020
God's people (the Israelites) were in a holding pattern for many years. They were awaiting their hope. For too long they had tried to establish government and kingdom dynasties based on their own desires. To no avail, there was still darkness and confusion. Until God brought the Light...Jesus is the light that overthrows the hopeless shadows in whatever circumstances we find ourselves in. Apart fr...
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Jesus is the LightHow Much Longer Lord?He SpokeBe ThankfulWhat Does Hope Look Like: The RainbowWhat does hope look like: A RamCORE 52 Chapter 31 The Greatest CommandWhat Does Hope Look Like: A Cloud and FireWhat Does Hope Look Like: A LambWhat Does Hope Look Like: The CrossHope LostYou can trust him!Core 52 - Chapter 32 - The Incarnation - John 1:14All The ThingsWashing FeetWho Named You?Core 52 Chapter 33 - Love - John 3:16Lord, take my desiresTransformationYou are Safe!You are Clean!Core 52 - Chapter 34 - WorshipChoose Joy!
Core 52 Chapter 35 - CommunionFirst Things FirstCore 52 Chapter 36 - Eternal SecurityHelp!!!Faith of A Mustard SeedTrading Fear for FreedomCore 52 Chapter 37 - Holy SpiritCore 52 Chapter 38 - The AscensionReopening of ECC - Service TimesReopening of ECC - Top Ten ListReopening of ECC - Children's ProgrammingReopening of ECC - ProgrammingReopening of ECC - Seating
Reopening of ECC - FellowshipCore 52 Chapter 39 - BaptismReopening of ECC - DigitalReopening of ECC - CommunionReopening of ECC - OfferingReopening of ECC - PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)ECC Reopening - Virtual ExperiencesCore 52 Chapter 40 - God's Solution to RacismCore 52 Chapter 41 - FreedomCore 52 Chapter 43 - Radical ChangeCore 52 Chapter 43: Knowing God's Will