The Rhythm of Life

The Rhythm Life   Rhythm.  Healthy lives are lived in a regular rhythm.  If we get out of a healthy rhythm, chaos takes over, and we can probably all describe stories about when that has happened to us.  Death of a loved one can send us spinning out of control; the loss of a job…

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On Mourning and Community

Sadie Stratton Wohlfahrt, Children’s Minister April 18, 2018   On December 14th of this year my oldest brother passed away unexpectedly. Less than two weeks later, my grandmother followed him. I’ve learned a lot in the last four months. I’ve learned a lot about God, about myself, about my family, about who my brother and…

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Let’s Not Use the P-word

Let’s Not Use the P-word Sadie Wohlfahrt, Children’s Minister April 10, 2018 There are few phrases in ministry that really bake my cake as much as the word “performing.” It just flies all over me. Let’s clear this up: children don’t perform in worship. Children can sing in worship. Children can present in worship. Children…

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On Resurrection

On Resurrection Sadie Stratton Wohlfahrt March 27, 2018 This Sunday marks the most important holiday in our Christian year, and the most important event in all of history. Jesus returned! He overcame death. This week, we celebrate resurrection. Our own personal walks with God have a lot to do with resurrection- not just the joy…

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This is Good. This is God.

THIS IS GOOD. THIS IS GOD. I’m writing this blog on Sunday, March 18. This year, our Youth decided to take separate boys and girls trips for spring break. Our goal was to give students a chance to learn about issues that concern them specifically and how to handle life’s curves through faith. Today, I…

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Start with an Hour

“Start with an Hour” Sadie Stratton Wohlfahrt, Minister to Children and Families In my previous blog, we explored the biblical concept of Sabbath, and its importance in our rhythm of life, to our fruitfulness, and to our personal relationship with God. Now we get to the nitty-gritty: how do we make it happen? How do…

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Mom’s book club

Mom’s Book Club I am my mother’s daughter. Some people jokingly say, “I am turning into my mother – ” while noting the funny quirks of their own moms. Now, don’t get me wrong my mom is FULL of hysterical quirks, regardless of the quirks or not, I am proud to be just like my…

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“Why Slow Down?”

“Why Slow Down?” Sadie Wohlfahrt, Children’s Minister   Last week, we recognized our habitual thoughts and behaviors- we named our “horses.” We realized we tend to gallop through life, barely slowing down to breathe or reflect or learn from each other. It is time to prune, so that we make room for those activities. Jesus…

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Pay Attention to Your Emotions Lent week 4 At the end of the day, part of the process of the Daily Examine Prayer, is to pay attention to the emotions you experienced during the day. This is where we need courage; courage, because we are entering the arena of self-work. Emotions are not negative or…

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The Presence

Lenten Blog Week 3 This week on our Lenten Journey, we take up another of the lenses that the Daily Examine Prayer of Ignatius of Loyola offers to us. At the end of each day, he asks us to become aware of the presence of God. Next, we: Review the day with gratitude. Gratitude is…

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