The Enneagram and God's grace

How does one tool help us understand our relationship with God?
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What Scripture says about God’s love

As far as Bible characters go, I’ve always identified more with Martha than Mary. In Luke 10:38-42, when Martha opens her home to Jesus and his disciples, I understand why she’s “distracted with many things.” The disciples were likely tired, smelly and a bit hangry from journeying alongside Jesus. Have you ever tried to host a dozen or more guests? That’s a lot of mouths to feed. MORE ›

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The Enneagram and God’s grace

by Erin Strybis
One young woman reflects on what it means to be a 2 on the Enneagram and how this tool can help us with our relationship with God.

Faith reflections: What Scripture says about God’s love
by Erin Strybis

Are you more of a Mary or a Martha?

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Beloved and wonderfully made

by Emily Heitzman
It is really hard to be a preteen or teenager today. I unfortunately know this because as a pastor who works with youth, I have seen this firsthand. I’m not saying that it wasn’t difficult to be that age. I received my fair share of unrealistic and unhealthy messages about society’s definition of beauty and who was worthy and who was not. All I had to do was watch a few VH1 videos, stop at the magazine rack at a convenience store, or listen to my middle school classmates who bullied me during lunch to know that I did not fit into society’s most-valued list. MORE ›

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