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We're here for you and want to pray with you as well as serve you in any practical ways that we can.  Please contact us via the form below for any specific prayer requests or ways we can serve you practially at this time. Click here to contact us and fill out a brief form >>

 

Blog Posts: Voices From the Church During the Crisis

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Caregiver Guilt

I was inspired by Arden Kohout’s excellent article on Mom Guilt. I remember those days. I didn’t raise my four children during a pandemic, but still there was plenty of guilt, frustration and feelings of failure – some real and some imagined.

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Encouragement from a Physician

One of the biggest challenges I see now in America and locally is our impending "I'm going stir crazy!" explosion.  We're being told by the leaders we elected to "Stay at home," "Remain in place."  It's been several weeks, and it is starting to hurt. 
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Showing Grace to Essential Employees


It is amazing how much life has changed in such a short period of time. Many of us may have lost jobs, been forced to reschedule plans until further notice, and don't know what the next steps for schooling are going to be. We have heard countless stories of the people who are facing the virus and its patients head on, but what about the other people who are still working

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Redeeming Our Time

One of the things this time at home has taught me is that “I don’t have time” is the junk drawer of excuses for all the things that we just don’t prioritize. One of the silver linings of this crisis is the revelation that our neglect of spiritual disciplines is a matter of the heart and not a matter of the clock. 

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Soul Spring Cleaning

As I was writing my post on mom guilt and referencing Kevin DeYoung's book Crazy Busy, I realized that there was a lot to take away from the book as a Christian during this time of quarantine, not just as a parent. So, at risk of becoming the Crazy Busy Lady, I'm back again!

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Dealing with Mom Guilt

Mom Guilt. Just the phrase makes me groan because it reminds me of how much I struggle with it on a day to day basis. For the few of you who don't know what Mom Guilt is, here is a definition: Mom Guilt is the feeling of guilt, doubt, anxiousness or uncertainty experienced by mothers when they worry they're failing or falling short of expectations in some way.  

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Dealing with Conflict in Marriage

It is unavoidable in marriage. How we deal with conflict makes all the difference in how healthy and strong our marriage becomes. 

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Connecting Creatively With Our Seniors

Today, the restrictions put in place to protect our seniors from COVID-19 exposure has limited how we can connect with loved ones but has not stopped our creative abilities.

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Praying Together

I might say prayer is powerful. I know it’s something I should do. I believe that in prayer I have the loving ear of the God who holds the universe in his hands.

But…do I pray like it?

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Being Light in the Darkness

I was shopping at Publix the other week just when the pandemic began to noticeably effect our lives here in Central Florida. I was just gathering normal groceries such as lunch meat, cereal, produce, etc. Browsing around the store, it was clear that people were reacting to the news. Bread aisle: empty. Bottled water: a few of the smaller packs left. Paper products: toilet paper and any product that bore a resemblance was missing. Yeah… people were reacting.

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Faith And Financial Preparedness

I am a local dental hygienist who serves in the Central Florida area. Life was “normal” and “predictable” for me and my family. Like many others, we had goals set and were accomplishing them. But now due to the current COVID-19 event, most if not all dental hygienists are being placed on furlough until further notice.

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To Love and To Cherish

 

Most of us included this line in our marriage vows. And if you are like us, you have probably assumed love and cherish are the same. This is not true. Gary Thomas in his book, Cherish, expounds on this in great detail. 

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How to Care for Your Children During Times of Uncertainty

Parents, let's pause for a moment and have a real-life chat. If you have mini-humans in your home chances are you have had conversations about topics you never thought you would find yourself in the middle of. 

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A Doctor's Perspective

FROM EDDIE NEEDHAM, MD // Greetings.  I hope all is well with you and your loved ones.  As a brother in our body, I want to take the opportunity to provide you with some medical information and words of encouragement.  I hope to be brief and anointed – brief I can do…anointed, well, you judge.

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Equipped to Respond

It can be easy to say "be on mission" or "love your neighbor" at times like this, scripture tells us to be ready to give a "defense for our faith" (I Peter 3:15), but where might we even consider staring? Here are some practical ways you can be equipped to respond when most helpful, it's a "round-up of resources" so to speak. Let's begin with Prayer...
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One thing has become clear, we are running low on adjectives to describe what is happening around us. I sense the groanings of creation all the more and my own personal desire for our Savior to Lord over the earth in all His perfection because: “He who promised is faithful”.

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COVID-19 - navigating our response to a growing national concern.

Last week we posted some increased safety measures that we should all consider in times of illness around our facility. However, it seems that it is time for some follow up to that for us as a local church....

 

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Right Now Media

RNM2020We’re excited to give you free access to RightNow Media, a wonderful library of video resources for all ages from churches and pastors all across the country, to help you develop and grow as both a disciple of Jesus and disciple-maker.

Streaming directly to your computer, tablet, or mobile device, you’ll find the online Bible Study Library includes relevant content for every age group or spiritual season.

You can search by category, topic, or speaker.

Additionally, many of the series have direct links to workbooks and leader guides. Parents, you’ll find that RightNow has a multitude of videos and resources for your kids.

Utilize the links below to start using this resource today. 

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Love Your Neighbor

FixedIn the gospel of Mark, Jesus was asked a challenging question by a scribe of the law. He asked, what is the greatest commandment? Jesus responded, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” 

That leads us to a challenging question of our own: How do we love our neighbors during this crisis?

We wanted to point you towards a very practical resource. A church in England has been placing these flyers at their neighbors doors and then following through. What would it look like if you engaged your own neighbors in this way?

  • Consider what you or your family could do during this time.
  • Practice safe physical distancing.
  • Feel free to just write locally if you are uncomfortable giving out your address.
  • Let us know your stories (by emailing skohout@metrolife.org) as you go and love your neighbors.

You can print the flyers from here. And read the original article at the Gospel Coalition here.

 

 

Casselberry Elementary School Food Drive

Food Pantry

Time and time again, Jesus would embrace those in society that were most easily overlooked and forgotten. As in the time of Jesus' earthly ministry, today there are many overlooked and forgotten people. One of these vulnerable groups is children. And right now, in the midst of this crisis, there are children that are in need. 

Since schools have cancelled classes, Casselberry Elementary School is still feeding local kids (k-12) breakfast and lunch. But they have requested that people donate groceries so they can send them home with their families. 

They want to make sure that these children will also have dinner and food on the weekends. Please consider joining us by bringing groceries (see the list here) to Casselberry Elementary School between the hours of 8am-3pm, Monday-Friday. 

 

 

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