Entries by Anna Erickson

Advent Reading – December 20, 2017

Laurie Pauls – Worship Design Team Revelation 21:1-4 & 1 Peter 1:6-7 God is in the process of teaching me to accept that pain, brokenness and sin are a part of this life. He is showing me that He is good, present, and at work in our suffering. I am beginning to look for Him […]

Advent Reading – December 19, 2017

Val Burron – Worship Design Team 1 Corinthians 11:23-25, Matthew 5:6, Psalm 34:8, Philippians 1:6 For many years I have tried to be intentional about writing down and recording things I’m thankful for. It’s an effective way to honor the Lord for His faithfulness and to be reminded of how often He has invaded my […]

Advent Reading – December 18, 2017

Altina Wickstrom – Alpha Ministry Team 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 Every year at Christmas I watch my favorite movie “It’s A Wonderful Life,” the original version with Jimmy Stewart. It is a story of how one person can touch many lives, some of which were profoundly changed. My “George Bailey” was a young Christian woman named […]

Advent Reading – December 17, 2017

Harry Strauss – Encore Pastor Revelation 22:7 “Look, I am coming soon! Blessed is the one who keeps the words of the prophecy written in this scroll.”  – Jesus Jesus manifested himself, by way of a vison, in Revelation 1. In a very real sense, Jesus ‘came’ to John and the seven churches identified in […]

Advent Reading – December 16, 2017

Laura Laskowski – Worship Design Team Psalm 36:7-9 “How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God!  Therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of Your wings.  They are abundantly satisfied with the fullness of Your house, and You give them drink from the river of Your pleasures.  For with You is the […]

Advent Reading – December 15, 2017

Karen Block – International Worker Isaiah 30:15 “For the Sovereign Lord/Jehovah Adonai, the Holy/Sacred One of Israel says/invites: ‘Only in returning/coming back home to me and resting in me will you be saved/rescued/defended; in quietness/tranquility and confident trust is your strength. But you were not willing’” “…in returning/coming back home” this is the phrase that […]

Advent Reading – December 14, 2017

Jared Yochim – Worship Design Team John 11:25 “I am the resurrection and the life…” – Jesus Much of my reading this year has been spent in the Gospel of John. I’ve been trying to read my Bible asking the question, “Why did this specific author feel it was necessary to write down these details?” […]

Advent Reading – December 13, 2017

Kenton Stobbe – Bass Player on Worship Teams 2 Corinthians 12:9 As I began to work on this, I sat down and wrote for a little bit. For whatever reason, I wasn’t satisfied with it. As I sat contemplating I had an idea. I decided that I would do an experiment for the next month […]

Advent Reading – December 12, 2017

Val Burron – Worship Design Team Psalm 27:4-6, Philippians 2:9-10 We live in a culture of ever changing trends. There is a popular song trending in many worship circles called “What a Beautiful Name.” I have listened to it countless times and every single time I am overwhelmed with emotion as I hear the name […]

Advent Reading – December 11, 2017

Maryanne Berge – Mission Pastor Luke 2:41-52 Every year his parents went to Jerusalem for the Feast of the Passover. When he was twelve years old, they went up to the Feast according to the customs. After the Feast was over, while his parents were returning home, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem but […]