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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…

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…

Dear Twenty-Something Alyssa McLaughlin

Dear Twenty-Something,     My whole life I have been trying to figure out where I fit. Can you relate?  From the time we are in middle school, all the way through college and beyond we are trying to figure out how we ‘fit in.’ Sometimes it comes easily, but other times it just feels…

Warmest wishes, unto us a King is born

Hola. Bonjour. Hei. Halò. Zdravstvuyte. Alo. Aloha. Kon’nichiwa. HELLO. Merry Christmas friends and family, Last Christmas we had no idea the Exodus from Ellensburg would happen.   Well, we did it July 1st was our transition month.  We would by August call Sandpoint, Idaho home.  Home to Idaho’s largest lake, Lake Pend Oreille, and surrounded…

Teaching Notes from Believe at Faith Tri-Cities

Have you felt the hurry?  When everything loudly says RUSH RUSH RUSH- like free shipping ends tonight!  You and I must fight back.  No, I’m not advocating a total street mob, but maybe?? I have 3 boys and 1 girl and it can feel like a mob! Especially now that they are all 15 and…

Dear Twenty-Something by Kelli Best

The way you speak to yourself matters.  Dear Twenty-Something today Kelli writes our next letter from the perspective of looking back and what she would say to her younger self.  Enjoy the insights and helpful perspective.  I wonder what you would say to yourself today?  Pay careful attention to your self-talk.  Love ya Char   Dear Kelli, A few things I have learned at 53. . . Just relax!  Everything will be ok, even though it doesn’t seem like it right now!  I know how important it is for you to know where you are going in life and to…

5 min focus for your day

While in Denver, Colorado a snow storm hit yesterday. My good friend and I were so cold we decided anything hot would do. Starbucks a short block away pulled us like a magnet. I ordered a hot cup of coffee for one hand a hot cup of tea for the other. It was better than buying gloves for the walk to the tram in order to catch our flight home.

While waiting for our orders at Starbucks something unusual happened.