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Weekly Devotion - Taking the Plunge

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Taking the Plunge By Amy Kopecky As most of us do, I dove headfirst into motherhood without knowing much about its waters. There’s no tip-toeing into this thing - it’s a full-body immersion, and the longer you’re in it, the deeper and wider the sea goes. You can read...

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Weekly Devotion - Jesus Loves Me

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United with Christ in His Death and Resurrection By Irene Gehring.................. Romans 6:1-8Verse 8 reads, “Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with Him.” This morning, Wednesday, April 28th, is a day that for me will never be forgotten. I am...

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Weekly Devotion - All Creatures of Our God and King

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All Creatures of Our God and King As we live in the hope of the resurrection, we can be uplifted through God’s incredible creation.  Melodye Thompson recently read this devotion and found it very encouraging.   “I life up my eyes to the mountains, where does my help come...

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Weekly Devotion - Come Dine with Me

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Jesus Eating Breakfast by the Sea and in Our Homes By Patra Mueller, Family Life Minister Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the fish you have just caught.” So Simon Peter climbed back into the boat and dragged the net ashore. It was full of 153 large fish, but even with...

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Weekly Devotion - Easter Thoughts

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Easter Thoughts By Tim Allen, Hope Middle School Teacher He has RISEN, HE has RISEN INDEED!  ALLELUIA!! But, I can’t start with Easter. I have to start with Good Friday.Tetelestai - It. Is. Finished.This year, more than maybe any other year in recent memory, we have to...

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Weekly Devotion - Easter

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I Am Making All Things New By Patra Mueller, Family Life Minister As I was walking in Lincoln Park last summer, struggling to accept what life looked like during the pandemic, I heard the Spirit whisper this phrase, “I am making all things new.” As I thought about it, I...

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Weekly Devotion - Welcome Home

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The Gift of Holy Week By Carla Huizenga Being welcomed home changes everything. If you are a student, you may have had a bad day at school. Maybe you didn’t get the grade you desired or were picked on at recess. Having your parent or loved one open the door when you get home, and give...

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Weekly Devotion - A Scenic View

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A Scenic View By Amy Kopecky The patch of sunlight on the living room floor reminds me how much difference a year makes. Last March, this patch was my spot. I was extremely nauseous from pregnancy and like a cat, I stretched across the floor, absorbing all the comfort a body can get in...

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Weekly Devotion - February 17th

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Never Give Up By Patra Mueller, Family Life Minister   Do you know the story behind the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir? I recently came across the story of its turbulent beginnings. The Brooklyn Tabernacle, located in the heart of Brooklyn, New York, and home of the famous 250 member...

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Weekly Devotion - Jesus, Lover of My Soul

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God is with Us in the Storms of Life By Lois Brumberg John 6:16-21 My family used to go fishing on a lake in the mountains of Idaho. One day, coming back from such an excursion, a squall came up. Peaceful blue water turned grey. The waves were so high they looked higher than our...

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