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 life? That was her personal launch question.

 

The Discovery

She discovered the power of Scripture becomes real by accepting the invitation to “Partner With God.” After becoming a Jesus follower, partnership happens every single day when you live to please God above self (living sacrifice).

The result? 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, you begin to figure out who you are in Christ.

 
 
 

The Result - An Alive And Active Life

Brenda also discovered – God’s Word is alive and active. (Heb. 4:12)

Scripture contains tools, resources, action steps, and real-life examples you need. The content and principles of God’s Word are current, relevant, and practical.

So why is Scripture so critical to a Jesus follower?

Well, your time and energy are in great demand. Plus, life is hard. Holding everything together can be a drain. You need help.

Here’s how Scripture helps you.

Jesus is the Living Word a Person. Scripture is God’s Written Word . . . like “Jesus on paper.” 

So, when you take Scripture into your life by faith, you take God’s life off the pages into your soul. It gives you power to live your life well with noble character. Then you begin to have an Alive and Active Life.

That’s how our story began.

What about your story?

 
 
 

Prepare Your Heart For Christmas – Advent #1

You prepare for Christmas in so many ways. But how do you prepare your heart? It’s a challenge. This treasured holiday is a time for celebration, cheer, friends, family, and worship. However, because Christmas has become highly commercialized, it takes skill and pensive preparation to fully participate in the hustle and bustle without losing it’s meaning.

This is the first in a series to help prepare your heart for Christmas. Each week we will light another candle in our hearts as a statement of preparation in Advent. Read More …

Read More »

Thankful While Busy

As I’ve been preparing for a mostly traditional Thanksgiving meal, I’ve been reminded how much planning and preparation goes into special celebrations we hold dear. These are added onto regular activities and responsibilities of each day. So, managing everything during the holiday season is critical. Additionally, remembering there are many reasons to be thankful while busy keeps you centered. Read More …

Read More »

Do You Wonder About Prayer?

Sometimes I wonder about prayer. How to pray most effectively. Do my prayers make a difference? Sometimes I wonder how to engage this precious relationship with an invisible person. I know it’s critical, and I’ve engaged it for many years. But in our physical, visible daily reality, going after invisible qualities can be hard to define. Do you ever wonder about things like that? Or do you wonder about prayer? Read More …

Read More »

Rise Up Higher

While reading a favorite author recently, I noticed new ideas I’d missed from reading them in the past. These ideas encouraged me to keep going after something God placed in my heart years ago. What was that? “Rise Up Higher.” After pursuing this for years, I can tell you – it’s a really good place! “Rise Up Higher” has so many practical applications. Enjoy this content. Read More …

Read More »

Trick or Treat – Real Life

This week in many communities, you will hear the phrase, “trick or treat.” Fall is in full swing. Candy. Caramel apples. Cider – hot or cold. Chilly air and colored leaves (in some geographies). Hayrides. Some folks decorate their yard for Fall. Others prefer a Harvest Party with games, costumes, stories, and pumpkins. But these festivities don’t change the reality – trick or treat is real life. Read More …

Read More »