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Celebration of Our Living Hope

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 1 Peter 1:3 … Continue reading

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Christmasing

If your lives are anything like ours this month, you’ve been running from one errand, to the next event, to the next task without much time to catch your breath! A couple Sundays ago our little family sang Jesus, Joy … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Weekend

Our Thanksgiving weekend was full of get-togethers and activities, so we reserved Thanksgiving Day for just us five at home. Wednesday night was the annual Pie and Praise at church. I took my signature sugar cream pie, and we remembered … Continue reading

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Breaking Ground

Six years ago Stephen and I moved out to Arizona to serve alongside Ryan and Jennifer Horkavy at Crossroad Baptist Church. Today marked an exciting milestone as we broke ground on our new church property! Last November CBC purchased five acres … Continue reading

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Summer Season

As I consider this blog and how I write about our summers, I’m surprised that my tendency is to recap our summer activities in one post. It’s surprising since our lives aren’t bound by a school calendar. Perhaps because everyone around … Continue reading

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It’s Raining Pink

One more month today! This baby girl has been given three baby showers. That’s pretty incredible since she’s our third child, but I’m thankful for the love of friends that’s been showered on us. My first two showers were surprises. … Continue reading

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Learning Truth

Silas loves superheroes—just in case you hadn’t noticed. And while superheroes, make-believe, and imagination are fun, the truth about Jesus is the most important thing we could teach our boys. Our church’s Kids4Truth Club is helping us do that. This … Continue reading

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My First VBS

Even though I’m just 3 1/2, I went to my first Vacation Bible School a few weeks ago. My church was having a free VBS for kids, and the theme was Arrow Island. I got to be in the four … Continue reading

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Easter Sunday

Though it’s nearly a week late, I wanted to post our Easter picture. We actually got a picture of all four of us!Crossroad celebrated Christ’s resurrection with special music, Easter communion, and a dinner after the morning worship. The hope … Continue reading

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Grace is a Person

This past Sunday was Silas’s first official time in Children’s Church. As a young church plant, Crossroad has had to be flexible with our service structure. We’ve offered a Children’s Church in the past, but recently, we haven’t had enough … Continue reading

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