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Steadfast Love Week 1

To love her like Christ.  To love him in return.  To love in totality it all comes down to choice. There is this quote that I placed in J and I’s vow renewal at twenty years. I hope everyone is smushing their face into the face of someone they love rolling around in bedsheets and…

Praying on Tuesday.

Jesus. We say your name in refuge today on behalf of our people, county, and directly for those experiencing racial hostility, pain, and loss. For He Himself is our peace, and has torn down the dividing wall of hostility. Ephesians 2:14 Lord first we need the human to God connection, then we need the human to human value of dialogue. Help us do more than post, but rather call and reach out to check in with people of color in our circles, from members in our church to students we have had, friends, family, teachers, and colleagues. Lord help us…

The Last Supper April 9th

At the table you just are.  You get to just be.  It’s a place to receive.  A space to make connection.  And here tonight you and I bring nothing.  We sit and join in.  This table was prepared by someone else.  Isn’t that why we love dinning out so much.  No labor, no dishes just a meal and atmosphere.  Psalm 23 says, “You prepare a table before me.”  The disciples were told “go into the city to a certain man and tell him, ‘The Teacher says: My appointed time is near. I am going to celebrate the Passover with my…

Covid 19 Guided Prayer

Stacey currently resides in Washington the original ground zero for Covid in the US.  She was most recently in Taiwan with YWAM and my most recent trip was in Kampala Uganda. We both are here just working in our down time (a casual term for mandatory social isolation) unable to travel or bring aid and…

Dear Twenty Something by Sarah Grant and Cheryl Drummond

In honor of the twenty-somethings at Awake we are launching a letter mentorship throughout the year, called Dear Twenty-Something.  Our first letter is from a mother-daughter team who I’m honored and grateful are willing to jump into this project with us.    In our busy lives it can be difficult to access women who are…

St Patrick’s Day, Soup and Suffering

Purple Cabbage or Green if that’s all ya have! Oriental cabbage just for fun. Collard greens slivered and pulsed in food processor Boca crumbles fried in oil w/ black cumin and salt Three cloves garlic ground with parsley One chopped white onion juice of one lemon apple cider vinegar sea salt liquid amino‘s all to taste Cauliflower Three russet or yellow potatoes (if russet peel, if yellow just wash) One and a half containers vegetable stock (or more if ya like) Black cracked pepper Reduce and ENJOY! Perhaps with a schooner of Irish Beer. HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY LOVE CHAR…

Dear Twenty Something, Theresa Soto

Dear Twenty Something, I remember hearing a message saying to not get comfortable with what you know and don’t get comfortable with worship being how it always is. This message encourages us to being alert and aware that God can do anything beyond what we have ever seen before. That He himself could walk in…

Charity’s Notes #awakeretreat2020

When you make a packing list it’s ALL about what can I REALLY take with me. What will fit? What are the essentials? What will be most necessary for function when I arrive? It’s like that in our walk with God too. What will we be able to take with us into eternity? Job says…

Dear Twenty Something, Katie Franklin

Dear Twenty Something,       I want you to pause for a moment and ask yourself what “Worship” means to you. As a girl who was raised in the church with my dad as our worship leader, it might surprise you to learn that this was something that I struggled withy for many years…

Dear Twenty Something, Ashley Peterson

Dear Twenty Something… It’s hard to convey a message about one of the single most important aspects of my walk with the Lord because, every day, I am learning these truths as they leave my lips. wor·ship. Noun, the feeling or expression of reverence and adoration for God. Verb, to reverence and adoration to God.…

Introductions Rachel Nesbitt

I met Rachel years ago as a worship leader for City Wide Worship.  She has a gentle heart which loves like God.  She is patient and thoughtful.  Take the time today to discover a portion of her story.   During my college years I had a chance to go on a vision trip to India. I…