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The Circle of Forgiveness: The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant

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Posted by Xochi E. Dixon on

I sat at the kitchen table and folded the crisp pages of the bill from my shoulder first surgery. We owed over $48,000. After incurring extra expenses when serving as my mom’s live-in caregiver, we depleted our savings. God provided every time a need arose. Not once did my husband hesitate...

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Hiding God’s Word in My Heart

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Posted by Xochi E. Dixon on

“I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.” ~ Psalm 119:11 (NIV)  My heart sank as I heard this verse quoted for the umpteenth time. Why can’t I be as faithful as this psalmist, Lord? I still struggle with sin, even when I have verses memorized...

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Tags: bible, faith, heart, hope, psalm, study, word

The Secret Grower

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Posted by Xochi E. Dixon on

Pulling into the driveway, I glimpsed the gray rocks, faded rusty bark, and tufts of grass that lined our walkway. A splash of yellow caught my attention. Daffodils? Yes! Sandwiched between two large stones, the cluster of blossoms danced in a slight breeze. I smiled. Six stalks of sunshine...

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Tags: faith, god, growth, hope, jesus, love, seed

Trusting God not our Limitations

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Posted by Xochi E. Dixon on

Then Jesus came to them and said, "Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the...

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Tags: trust god limitations faith hope obedience bible

Looking Back and Moving Forward

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Posted by Xochi E. Dixon on

The darkness of the past can paralyze the bravest warrior. Wisdom moves full-steam ahead and never looks back. Why dig up old skeletons and risk people judging? The optimist who fritters the day away in the depths of my mind pipes, “God can use the past for good.” My doubt blares...

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Tags: reflection, mirror, hope, transparency, testimony, witness, word of god

Coming Soon!

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Posted by Laurence Maier on

Please check back soon! This section will contain ministry articles, lessons, and thoughts from our leadership.

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