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Storytelling

Who Does God Say You Are?

By Barb Zeller You are: His child: God’s son or daughter, an heir to His inheritance Created for good works: With gifts and abilities available for you to bless others Confident: To live boldly, assured of who you are in Christ Complete in Christ: Because God has made you whole, with nothing lacking Chosen: Selected by God for His plans and purposes Cherished: Held dear, protected and lovingly…

His

By Megan Remer Your identity goes deep. By definition, it is who you are. Yet most people probably don’t even know what they would say if someone asked. One might say their name. If pushed they might go a little further and say what they do for a living, but it’s not every day that one really reaches beneath the surface to…

Harvest

By Barb Zeller Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” Matthew 9:37-38 Growing up on a farm, a successful harvest paid the bills and provided for the upcoming year. There was an urgency around ripe crops, weather reports and…

Strength and Growth…God’s Way

By Yolanda Hunter If you don’t know much about the process of getting stronger physically or building muscle, the first thing you should know is that it causes pain. Yes! Pain. Lifting weights to build strength and size requires you to break down the muscle fibers and cause injury. Yes! Injury. Then the muscle goes through a process of repairing itself. And…

Building Spiritual Muscle

By Barb Zeller There it was in black and white: my fitness assessment. Looking my personal trainer in the eye, her good questions prompted soul-searching answers. For the next six months, my trainer used my words to keep me motivated, accountable and encouraged. She offered tips on nutrition, working and resting muscle groups—and most importantly—the reality that changing from fat to muscle…

Before Patrick was a Saint

Captured, enslaved and left alone as a herdsman in remote Ireland at age 16, Patrick had every reason to hate his enemies. Yet Patrick prayed from that desolate land and God listened. It was there that the Lord opened up my awareness of my lack of faith. So I turned with all my heart to the Lord my God, and he looked…