Come as You Are

Nine years ago today I made a decision which changed the trajectory of my life. I was a backslider who had decided to come back to church. It wasn’t Easter, Christmas, Mother’s Day, or any other special day of the year. It was just a beautiful, springy Sunday morning here in the Pacific Northwest.

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Spiritual Fitbit

I love my Fitbit. Every hour it vibrates to let me know that I need to get up and move. When I first got it a little over a year ago, I would actually get up and walk around until I got my 250 steps in for that hour. Over time though, I would ignore the vibration periodically.

I just checked the app to see when’s the last time I got all my hourly steps in during the day. Y’all, it was February of last year! What happened?

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My Beloved

Imagine you’re lying in bed next to your spouse, eagerly waiting for them to wake up. You gaze upon them quietly with love and admiration until finally they open their eyes. But the first thing they do is grab their phone and check for missed messages or emails. They don’t even bother to say good morning to you.

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Faith in Action

Luke 17:14
He (Jesus) looked at them and said, “Go show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were cleansed of their leprosy.
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And as they went… they were cleansed. They weren’t healed immediately. They were healed after they started to do what they had been told. That required faith!

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The Greater Gain

Every year, FB reminds me of the exact moment when one of my closest friendships died. I could delete the memory and never see it again, but I choose to remember where I came from and what God brought me out of.

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Seek Ye First

a blur of people rushing across a busy, city street

I think I have finally figured out what my problem is: I’m addicted to self-improvement.

I don’t know when it first started, but I think it was probably about seven years ago after I had my fourth child. I hardly liked anything about myself. I didn’t like my body, I didn’t feel like I was a good enough mom or wife, I yelled too much, etc. 

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What is Apostolic?

woman in a cotton field at sunset with raised hands.

Our full name is Apostolic Pentecostal, but we generally use just Apostolic because it’s shorter.

One God

  • We believe in the one ever-living, eternal God.
  • This one true God has revealed Himself as:
    • Father: The title of God in parental relationship
    • Son: God incarnate in human flesh- Jesus
    • Holy Spirit: God in activity as Spirit working within us

“Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one.” Deuteronomy 6:4

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