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Supernatural Strength

June 25, 2016

God Holds You Up It’s the call no parent ever wants to receive. You answer the phone expecting to talk to your child, and a stranger on the other end says your child has been in an accident. The police are there and paramedics are on the way. How do you react? What do you do? This was the case for me just the other day. Naturally, my first reaction is to get to my child and next is to…

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Honk If You See a Big White Van

One family’s story of redemption through foster care and adoption.  (NOTE: The following speech was given by Natalia Parker at the September 21, 2015 Lutheran Family Services Innkeeper Dinner in Colorado Springs. Look for Natalia to join Richelle Hecker and Pastor Doug on their…

May 2, 2016

Don’t Force the Horse — by Larissa Odell

Life works better when God is in control. Lord, we know that people do not control their own destiny. It is not in their power to determine what will happen to them. Jeremiah 10:23-24 New English Translation Imagine you are riding a strong willed…

March 9, 2016

“…Such a Time as This” – by Steve Nickodemus

  Are God’s plans better than our plans? One of my greatest strengths and weaknesses is that I am a planner.  I love to plan my agendas for the day, the week, the month, the year, the decade.  This is generally a good thing,…

January 23, 2016

Tree Hugger – by Ashley Foxworthy

When we feel like we’re falling, it’s best to hold fast to Christ. During orientation we would always take time to instruct our campers on the vital skill of tree hugging. The rule was that if they were ever lost to hug a tree.…

October 4, 2015

Seven Good Things about Having Cancer (Part 1) – Gerald Givens

Photo: William Franklin “Cancer Sucks” Experiencing grace through the gift of others. A few days ago Pastor Doug asked if I would you consider writing a blog that reflects on my journey through cancer. I had been trying to do that for…

September 10, 2015

Dandelion Flower – by Kimmie Roberts

Photo Copyright: Lain Watson, “Dandelion” Flickr I work at an early childhood center just outside of Spokane, Washington. It’s a blessing to get to work with children and I’m amazed at all the things they teach me. One day last week we went out…

July 8, 2015