Comparison is the thief of joy

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On my mirror, stuffed in my purse on a crumbled up index card, doodled on my planner, etched in my mind, forever on my heart, “Comparison is the thief of joy.” This powerful quote was passed along to me several years ago as I was working at a youth summer camp by an unexpected friend- […]

Henna and the Gospel

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On March 14, 2014 the women of The River Community Church had the opportunity to participate in Henna and the Gospel.  Our Women’s Leadership team had previously been to an Embrace Women’s Leadership Training and learned about this interesting evangelism tool that is being used in many Southeast Asian, Middle East, and African Countries.  As […]

The First Good Friday

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*This post was originally published on April 6, 2012. I am reminded on this Good Friday that the First Good Friday didn’t appear to be good. The Lord Jesus had told His disciples for three years preceding His death, burial and resurrection that He would die and be buried, but He would rise again on the […]

Digging Up the Bitter Roots

Culture Watch Wednesday

Several weeks ago, in anticipation of spring, I spent time digging up dead plants from the flower pots on my balcony. I had to throw out the rose bush that I planted four years ago and also the Gerbera daisy that had seen better, livelier days. I spent time tilling the soil in order to […]