OUR STORY

Our Story: How it all began . . .

Our story began years ago. As a young mother, counselor, and educator, Brenda saw the “theory” of Scripture doesn’t necessarily change a person’s real-life experience. That bothered her. So, she began exploring what it means to live by God’s Word – for real.

She asked God lots of questions, and life became a learning curve. How does Scripture change your life? That was her personal launch question.

The Discovery

The power of Scripture is engaged by accepting the invitation to “Partner With God.” This happens after trusting Jesus for salvation and forgiveness of sins. A partnership with God happens when you decide to be a living sacrifice – living to please God above self.

The result? Incredible transformation! Instead of losing yourself, you find yourself! Jesus said, “. . . Whoever loses their life for My sake will find it.” (Mt. 10:38-40)

So the discovery is – you begin to figure out who you are in Christ.

Exercise Your Free Will

Instead of giving up your free will, it’s quite the opposite! The privilege of exercising your will in agreement with God forms the partnership that taps into the power of God.

This fresh, more accurate understanding of Scripture opens doors in every circumstance, even when life gets hard.

And then you realize You Can Do This! You can have an Alive and Active Life.

That’s how our story began. What about your story?

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Christmas In A Nutshell

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Doing Gratitude

As we enter the holiday seasons and the final portions of this year, most of us get pretty busy. Still, it’s essential to ask questions that matter most during these months of celebration. One question in particular often associated with Thanksgiving, affects life every day. What exactly is gratitude? Have you regularly asked yourself that question? I’ll throw in another question – “part B” to the first question. Are you “doing gratitude” each day?

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Gratitude Scale: Get Closer to a 10!

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What Time Is It?

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It Doesn’t Always Go Well

If you were to stand in the middle of a busy intersection of pedestrian and vehicle traffic, you’d get significant impressions. Besides being concerned for your safety, you’d also notice it doesn’t always go well. The hair-raising screech of tires and squeal of brakes in a near miss of cross traffic. A motorcycle driver almost clips you with his daring zig-zag around another car. A pedestrian pushes through and almost knocks others over. Someone does lose grip and drops a package. Then there’s the motorist in a hurry and blazes right through a red light. You are almost run over

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Scary Stories

Scary stories are scariest if you are in the story, but you don’t know what is going to happen. The risk is significant, the outcome is uncertain, and the danger is elevated. All the unknowns make scary stories hold your breath and hope things turn out OK. If you already know how things turn out, most of the “scary” is gone.

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