Category: A-ha Moments

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Tuesday 18th July 2017

What an Old Farmer Teaches Us About True Hospitality

What an Old Farmer Teaches Us About True Hospitality

This is my friend Helmer. He’s an old farmer who lives up the road from us. If you drove from our farm to his, you’d pass by the country church where we worship together on Sunday mornings. There are a lot of things I love about Helmer. The way he sings hymns by heart – […]

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Tuesday 21st March 2017

this is the amount of faith you need to handle your problems

mustard seed

Many years ago, a friend gave me a heart-shaped necklace with a mustard seed tucked inside. The mustard-seed was so small, you had to look really close to see it. At the time, that’s how my faith felt. If you’ve been around here a while, you know that I went through a very long ...

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Tuesday 23rd February 2016

How to Find Quiet in a Swirling World

How to Find Quiet in a Swirling World

How to Find Quiet in a Swirling World By Kaitlyn Bouchillon The small moments can seem unnoticed, unheard of, unseen. Or maybe they’re none of these things, but they just happen to often get pushed aside. Big moments can get a lot of hype and it’s often well deserved. That doesn’t mean small is ...

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Tuesday 26th January 2016

Gratitude Starts With a “P”

Kristen Welch

Gratitude Starts With A P By Kristen Welch A year ago, early on a Saturday morning, we loaded up the car and drove an hour to a government housing complex. Twenty-two apartment buildings line either side of a long street, home to more than fifty thousand refugees relocated to our city. A few of ...

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Monday 29th June 2015

Everyone’s Welcome. Nobody’s Perfect. Anything’s Possible.

Everyone's Welcome. Nobody's Perfect. Anything's Possible.

My husband and I walked into a church yesterday morning in Nashville as strangers. We had arrived awkwardly early, bumping into the people trying to leave the building after the first service ended. I smoothed the front of my dress, wrinkled from five days in a suitcase. I tucked a stray hair ...

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Monday 22nd June 2015

Finding Faith in Failure

Finding Faith in Failure

Finding Faith in Failure By Jenni DeWitt Standing in our church one night after Bible study, surrounded by age-old polished wood and gold accents, I confided in my friend Janet how nervous I was for an upcoming radio interview. It would be broadcast live to thousands and just thinking about it ...

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Friday 22nd May 2015

No More Sleepwalking Through Life

let's not sleepwalk through life

The other day, I wrote something on my Facebook page that made a woman cry. A simple truth struck a tender place in her heart. This is what I wrote: “You are a person.” I know. Simple. Nothing earth-shattering. Except that it is. It is earth-shattering.  I wrote some others things, ...

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