Our Stories Unleashed

God Looks at Our Hearts

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I am not a good runner. I never have been a good runner. I’m pretty confident I never will be a good runner. I’ve run on and off for my entire adult life, but I’ve never been fast or competitive or gazelle-like in any way. Yet I continue to run regularly for the discipline, for the conditioning, for the health benefits… and, if I’m honest, because it makes me a happier and nicer person. (You’re welcome.) All those things are benefits I gain simply by...

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Posted by Kathy Raines with 1 Comments

What's your story?

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90 years! What a milestone. For those of you wondering, that is 1,080 months. Perhaps we should think of it in terms of weekly services. In that case it is at least 4,680 Sundays. It’s 32,850 days as a church family. 788,400 hours spent as a community of faith. 47,304,000 minutes of conversation, laughter and memories that have filled our history. There really isn’t an adequate way to capture the significance of the milestone. Yet, sitting in this seat and preparing for our...

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Posted by Jerimiah Smith

Finding Your Identity

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My heart longs to please. For most of my life, what others have said or thought about me has been the wind – or lack thereof – in my sails. The praise I would receive from performing well was intoxicating. Likewise, a harsh critique, or even just a lack of acknowledgement, served as a barrage of insult continuing to weigh on me far after the matter was resolved. I believed the reactions I brought forth from others were markers of my identity – praiseworthy or failing. This...

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Posted by Jason Simon with 3 Comments

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