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Loved Fiercely—Carly Van Laar

God loves you so fiercely that He gives you the choice to follow Him, or not. Follow Him, trust me, you won't regret it.

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Vacation Bible School Memories

This week several churches in our area are hosting Vacation Bible School (VBS) for children. VBS has been a staple of my summers since I attended my first VBS as a toddler. After aging out of being an attendee for VBS, I became a volunteer–first, at my home church, and later at the church where I attended as a college student, which happens to be the same church I attend now, over 20 years later....

Preparing a Campfire Taught me About Forgiveness

Several weekends ago, when our local school system had their winter break, we went camping with another family...

My Calendar and My Faith

I am a wall calendar kind of girl. Each year, I love picking out my next wall calendar and deciding what theme it will be. This year, as I had both calendars sprawled out on the kitchen island, perched on a bar stool transferring the dates and events...

When You See “Trunk or Treat” Think This Instead

Growing up, my family lived frugally, as my parents instilled in my sister and me the value of a dollar and the importance of tithing. For this reason, we were not privy to getting a candy bar each time we went to the store...

In it all, there is Jesus

In those times where even my best efforts do not affect the outcome, or when there is nothing I can physically do to make things better, there is Jesus. Throughout these past weeks, Jesus found his way to me, as he has proven himself faithful to do over and over.

Over-sharing Details out of Love

My son's surgery was made easier when the surgeon shared so many details, here's why....

Where to Begin When Searching for Answers?

Through the winds of thoughts swirling, through seeking and praying for guidance and direction, it became clear to me that I lacked knowledge in such a big way. A fresh desire to learn more and to educate myself where I am ignorant settled on me like a fog on a meadow. When I am searching for answers, for direction, for true knowledge, I start in God's word.

Look for The Helper

Mister Rogers shared some really great advice his mom gave him as a child when he would see tragedy in the news.  He shares...

Sheltering-In-Place Sadness

I had a hard day yesterday.  Sheltering in place is tough, especially after SO MANY DAYS have passed. Yesterday, mundane tasks seemed fruitless; today, they had a mission....

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