This is our recent garden harvest, and we are so thankful. I’ve been thinking about how we reap what we sow by God’s grace. There is so much wisdom in that. I can’t reap raspberries from our garden because I haven’t sown them. The Bible uses this image a lot – if we sow goodness,… More Sowing what We Reap
Nehemiah 8:8-12 says, 8 So they read from the book, from the law of God, with interpretation. They gave the sense, so that the people understood the reading. 9 And Nehemiah, who was the governor, and Ezra the priest and scribe, and the Levites who taught the people said to all the people, ‘This day is holy to… More The Joy of Hearing God’s Word
Click here for a printable PDF version JANUARY 2019 And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes… More Scotts’ News January 2019 — What Does It Mean to Be a Community of Grace?
We have matched some of our photos with Psalm 19 for our Bible reading in church this Sunday. We are sharing this so that you can be encouraged by Psalm 19 and our photos, and so that you can use this in your church sometime in the future. Click here for a link to the… More Psalm 19 Reading
I will meditate on your majestic, glorious splendor and your wonderful miracles. (Psalm 145:5 NLT) Over the years, we have been blessed and inspired by other Christians’ love for God’s Word and desire to grow in faith. Together, we are equipping and encouraging people who love God’s Word so much that they want everyone to… More Will You Take the Psalm 23 Challenge?
DECEMBER 2018 He causes us to remember his wonderful works. How gracious and merciful is our Lord! (Psalm 111:4 NLT) Dear Friends and Family, A very happy new year to you! God has carried us through 2018 by his grace, and we have so much to give him thanks for as we enter 2019. Here are our… More 11 Highlights of Answered Prayers in 2018 — Graham and Ellie’s December News
As we reflect on God’s love this Advent, let us pray that God will show his love anew to us. And let us commit ourselves to loving others as Jesus commands. Dear Heavenly Father, You are the God of compassion and mercy, slow to anger and filled with unfailing love and faithfulness. We rejoice in… More An Advent Prayer of Love (Psalm 85; John 15:11-17; 1 John 4:7-18; Ephesians 3:16-21)
For everything comes from him and exists by his power and is intended for his glory. All glory to him forever! Amen. (Romans 11:36 NLT) Dear Beloved Friends and Family, As the year draws to a close, we have been encouraged to send out an end-of-year financial report to you and to invite you, our… More Our 2018 Ministry Financial Review
If you are thinking about getting someone (or yourself) a book this Christmas, here are ten suggestions from Ellie based on books she’s read this year. Have you read any of these? Click on the title of each book to link to Amazon Smile. We trust you will find this helpful! 1. The Hidden Life… More Ellie’s Top 10 Reads in 2018
The need for a greener Christmas convicted us a couple of years ago as we attended the World Press Photo Awards exhibit. A striking image of a factory worker making Christmas ornaments began to haunt us. In a poorly-ventilated dark room, glitter particles are suspended in a shaft of light that illuminates a masked factory… More 11 Ways to Have a Greener Christmas