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Cal and Rose Zongker

How do families that have born the pain of marriage, divorce, and remarriage grow in their faith? God works in these Kairos moments too, even when life takes unexpected turns. One thing remains the same: God’s consistent, everlasting love symbolized by the evergreen wreath. Cal and Rose Zongker share their story: There are seven of […]

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Daniel and Lindsey Sheets

Kairos time for Newlyweds is hard to measure. When two people are just beginning the journey together, they feel the pressure of making everything “just right,” as well as the hope of a lifetime to come. Daniel and Lindsey Sheets share about trying to freeze moments in time and begin a tradition together. It begins […]

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Maye and John Walker

During Advent, we’ve heard from many in our church body about God’s presence during changing times. These are Kairos moments—times when God’s plan interrupts our schedule. We may not recognize them in the moment, but in hindsight, we see his hand. Some people have shared the joy of being newlyweds, while others through bearing the […]

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Kairos Moments

Like reporters recording the news, I challenged you Sunday to take note of the ways God is at work in your world. These are called Kairos moments—when God’s plan interrupts our schedule. We don’t plan for them sequentially ahead of time. As we go through the seasons of life, we begin to notice God’s presence. […]

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Christmas Cards

I love receiving and giving Christmas cards. This year, Kelly decorated a Christmas card tree just to display the cards that people have sent across the miles and the years. Advent gives us time to reflect on these people and the many other ways we see God working around us. That’s tough to do because […]

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Rosanna Jenije

One of my favorite stories from 2014 is Rosanna Jenije’s. Not because she’s the all-time leading scorer in women’s basketball for North Florida Christian School. That’s certainly something to celebrate, and our community and church have done just that. Rosanna shares something even more meaningful about her life. She lives her faith. Many years ago, […]

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Reconciliation

Fifty-nine years ago today, Rev. Paul Turner walked with a group of 10 African-American students into Clinton High School. Rev. Turner was the Pastor of First Baptist Church of Clinton, Tennessee. Through his work and many other civic and religious leaders, Clinton was the first high school to integrate African-American students on December 4, 1956. […]

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ChristmasTime

Check your calendars. Sunday is the first Sunday of Advent. This year, our theme is “ChristmasTime.” As we worship, we adjust our lives to God’s schedule and his plan for our world to send Jesus Christ to save us. To do so, we need to make the most of the time he gives us. The […]

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Crisis on the FSU Campus

Today’s crisis on the FSU campus is not the last word. Through Christ’s suffering on the cross and resurrection, he conquers murder, death, sin, and the grave. Christ also uses believers by offering their presence, prayers, and personal touch. Here are a few things you can say and do.* Connect with others. Check on every […]

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Helping Children Through Violent Crime

Even though the crisis at FSU did not involve children, they often pick up things from the news or hear things from others. One of my sons was scheduled for a field trip at FSU Thursday and could not go because of the incident. Here are a few suggestions that I have drawn from various […]

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