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Blessed by Giving and Receiving

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There was something special about others taking time out of their life to go visit my dad when he was homebound and near the end of his life. I was grateful.  One Sunday I saw the little blurb in the bulletin about Care Team Ministry. Was this a way I could pay it forward? I inquired and...

How Was Your Trip?

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The question most often asked when you return from an extended time away is, “How was your trip?” A question that can be simply answered with one word; fun, exciting or great! This type of question starts the conversation, but it usually ends quickly, causing the exchange to be brief...

The Joy of Wanting What I Have

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“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”  1 Thessalonians 5:16–18 (NKJV) The long yellow rolling pin swirled in an almost-circle on the hard wood floor. I wondered if the short flecks of brown...

Kids Helping Kids at Saratoga Elementary School

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This spring, our Sunday School students have been raising funds to help our backpack school, Saratoga Elementary.  Southwood supplies 80 food-filled backpacks each week to students, plus our volunteers provide support in the classroom and at fun activities like the fun fair, science fair...

From Hope-Less to Hope-Filled

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One thing I was excited to do while in Tanzania was to give a scholarship to a new student. To see firsthand his reaction and to have a wonderful story to share with his sponsor.  Then I met Emanuel. Just looking at his ripped uniform and ill-fitting shoes, it was obvious that he was in...