Elijah, Christmas, and Feeling Alone
by Josh Cervone on November 26th, 2020
It is officially the most wonderful time of the year! Thanksgiving is over. The turkey has been eaten and we are all now stuck with enough leftovers to last until 2025 (maybe that’s just at my house :D). Now that we have enjoyed our annual feast of giving thanks, we inevitably look toward Christmas. Christmas is a beautiful and joyful time of the year. This is especially true for those of us who k...
Living Every Day Like Thanksgiving
by Dan Vandzura on November 20th, 2020
I truly love Thanksgiving. I was fortunate to grow up in a close, extended family that gathered yearly for the celebration, and we always had a huge, delicious feast to celebrate over. In its most ideal form, the holiday forms a perfect little picture of God’s ideal universe: God as a generous host preparing good things of every kind to be celebrated and enjoyed by us, his welcomed guests. An...
The Serendipity of God
by Pete Nelson on November 19th, 2020
This week and next we’ll be seeing the last few glimpses of fall colors that have exploded on trees in the past month. I don’t know about you, but I love the color of fall. It’s even more noticeable when you get to travel up into places like New England.I was reading recently about the science of leaves changing color.. pretty interesting, it involves photosynthesis, chlorophyll, pigment, heat, re...
P - Pray and Proceed
by Rob Thompson on November 6th, 2020
When it comes to reading the Bible (Scripture), we like to think of the acronym R.E.A.P. As we spend time in Scripture, we will "REAP" a harvest. Read, Examine, Apply, Pray. Previous posts... Read | Examine | Apply | PraySo, now we look at the fourth and last in this process… P if for Pray and Proceed.Pray through the passage and your application, asking God to change your heart and to chan...
Hannah, Samuel, and Loss
by Josh Cervone on October 30th, 2020
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was no hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before o...
by Dan Vandzura on October 23rd, 2020
Throughout its story, the Bible gives voice to one of humanities’ deepest longings: to feel at home- to return to a time we feel as though we remember, yet can’t quite recall, when all things were at peace. In the middle of a season of isolation, depression, pain, and loss, I felt that students may well resonate with this desire to see all things made right and feel at home again, and I thought t...