Monthly Archives: April 2008

Hearts Unfold Like Flowers

Spring has sprung and we are enjoying the lovely blossoms. Singing Joyful, Joyful this morning in our devotions, I had fresh appreciation for the words, “Hearts unfold like flowers before Thee.” God’s loveliness opens our hearts and changes us. Joyful, joyful, we adore thee,God of glory, Lord of love;hearts unfold like flowers before thee,opening to… Read more »

Redemptive Forgiveness

Recently I’ve been thinking about forgiveness. In community there are many opportunities to practice forgiveness. Alec Brooks, who visits us from time to time, shared with us this last week on this very topic. His message was a blessing to us and confirms the things we were seeing about forgiveness. The main idea is that… Read more »

Welcome Hannah

We’re blessed to have a new member of our community, Hannah Robinson Poat. Sam & Kelcy’s bundle of joy came into the world on February 29, 2008 (a leap year baby!) at 5:29 a.m. At 7 lbs 1 oz. and 20 1/2 inches she greeted the world in good health and instantly became the delight… Read more »


What is forgiveness? I always kind of had the thought that forgiveness was what you did when you were wronged, a duty you owed people because you’re a Christian. But now I see that forgiveness is nothing more than a side-effect of a choice to not conduct my relationships in a legal fashion, to not… Read more »