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Finding Two Norths

2011 was the year that YWAM changed everything. 2017 was the year I learned why. I had a nagging voice in my mind telling me that there was more to living as a Christian than simply being one. I once was a very condensed person who had a very condensed view of God. I had […]

Posted: March 21, 2018 By: Dean Hinnant
Overcoming Shame

Shame. The word itself causes a physical reaction. The cringing feeling of discomfort. The instant pain of embarrassment.  The, “Oh no! Don’t get too close!”, feeling. It is a silent enemy because there is no clear ability to tell who is struggling with shame from the outside. It is the internal battle between who we […]

Posted: February 14, 2018 By: Leesha Stoner
Look Up

A spoken word by Mandie Messerschmidt I’m Drowning. Where am I? I look around and I am drowning in a pool of fear and doubt. I look to my left and I see the dollar signs that are so closely following me. I panic. How did they find me even here? Trying to find relief… […]

Posted: December 11, 2017 By: Mandie Messerschmidt
Jesus Didn’t Need the Approval of Others: 3 Ways to Avoid the ‘Approval Trap’

Jesus lived for the approval of one person only — the Father.  Throughout the Bible we see Him breaking down religious expectations and righteously breaking the rules of society while still fulfilling the law. He clearly demonstrated that gaining the approval of man was not His objective. Salvation Over Reputation  Jesus was much less concerned […]

Posted: October 25, 2017 By: Hannah Rivera
The Crux of Self-pity

Within a rock climbing route, there is often one spot defined as the crux.  The moment of truth.  The technical portion that once one is able to move beyond it, they can be certain no part of the route will be as challenging as what they just passed.  The crux is the critical point of […]

Posted: July 31, 2017 By: Crystal Moore
Can WE change lives?

Reaching out. In the past 6 months, I’ve seen this phrase play out in Scripture repeatedly. In Luke chapter 8 Jesus was on his way to the ruler of the Synagogue’s house to heal the ruler’s deathly ill daughter. As they rushed through the crowded streets to reach the young girl, there was a woman […]

Posted: July 11, 2017 By: Molly Bible
Is Following Jesus Supposed to be This Scary?

…this has probably been the hardest and most uncomfortable process that I have ever willingly engaged in. As I learn more about who God is and who I am, I release more and more control of my life. While this is liberating, and I am becoming more of who I was created to be, this […]

Posted: July 7, 2017 By: Ellie Kenyon
Are You Willing To Pause If God Asks?

As I entered into 2017, I felt the Lord ask me to work on one thing this year:  to PAUSE. Pause is defined as “a temporary stop in action or speech” and while it’s easy to hit the pause button on my phone or computer… I’ve learned that it is REALLY hard to hit the […]

Posted: June 23, 2017 By: Molly Bible
How Do You Figure Out What To Do Next?

“Lord, you are my portion and my cup of blessing; you hold my future. I will bless the Lord who counsels me – even at night when my thoughts trouble me.” – Psalm 16:5,7 CSB As a people who have been redeemed, a people who have embraced the turn from one way of life to […]

Posted: June 16, 2017 By: Melanie Morel
What I Learned About God Through a Game of Golf

I recently celebrated my 24th Birthday here in Montana, which is something entirely different than what I’m used to in Long Island N.Y (shout-out). My best friend Patrick (also, shout-out) kindly took me to go golfing. Being the old man that I am now, this sounded like the perfect day. Just my best friend and […]

Posted: June 13, 2017 By: Ryan Barrett