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Come and See...

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“Come and see what our God has done, what awesome miracles he performs for people!” Psalms66:5
  April felt so long, and at the same time in flew right by. What is it about getting older that makes time pass at an increased speed? April included things like a talent show, three weeks of spring break, half our church having end of semester break, a wedding, lots of goodbyes, and plenty of fun.    Even with many of our CR participants traveling, we saw an increase in attendance, which is nothing short of God working. Aaron's group of guys have been so consistent, which is a big deal in this type of ministry. My ladies small group has roughly doubled in size! We are about to say a few more goodbyes, but I love seeing who God brings in during each season.   The biggest praise of April comes from our Celebrate Recovery Inside program. If you have been reading our updates, or receiving our newletter then you know how long we have prayed for Aaron to be able to start a small group with the m…

Plan to Stay. Eat the Fruit.

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4This is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, the God of Israel, says to all the captives he has exiled to Babylon from Jerusalem: 5“Build homes, andplan to stay. Plant gardens, and eat the food they produce6Marry and have children. Then find spouses for them so that you may have many grandchildren. Multiply! Do not dwindle away! 7And work for the peace and prosperity of the city where I sent you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, for its welfare will determine your welfare.” Jeremiah 29:4-7 (emphasis added)




















  Two years ago we were beginning to settle into our new home. We had arranged the furniture, hung the pictures, and decorated the best we could. We were trying to establish 'home' in a place that still felt so foreign and unfamiliar. Our yard was completely bare besides some grass. I longed for the woods that use to lay just behind our last home. For leaves and flowers and wildlife. Then we learned that, for the first time, we lived in an area where growing plants and frui…