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July 2011 Archives

On the Wind

posted by cmartin

“Sailing is the one place where I feel most spiritual. The benefit of sailing is that it is not just in one place, but in many. You can be out on the water with nothing in sight or you can […]

The Beauty and Power of the Ocean – My Spiritual Place

posted by cmartin

The ocean is where I feel empowered and renewed by God the most.  I am drawn to it, in the same way that I am drawn to God.  Times when I need answers or feel too overwhelmed, I go sit […]

God’s presence through thanksgiving

posted by cmartin

In the culture that we live in, we often get what we want.  And when we get it, we want more.  It seems that we are more depressed overall than the people who have very little. Hmm..  I often find […]

Understanding God More in His Presence

posted by cmartin

Emily uses art to glorify God and she feels His presence most when working in the ceramics studio.  “Just like God made us out of clay, I make my own creations out of clay. I connect with God in the […]

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True love is the burden that will carry us back home
I wanted to share one of my favorite songs, which has been very powerful in my life.  Ulysses by Josh Garrels.  For the times when we feel lost, overwhelmed, or just unsure of our next move, we always know the sun will rise in the morning and the true love of God will always carry us on.  To me,

posted 12:01:13am Mar. 21, 2014 | read full post »

City on a hilltop
Be confident in who who were made to be and don't hide the light you've been given!  "You are the light of the world - like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden.  No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket.  Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in

posted 10:20:09am Mar. 13, 2014 | read full post »

Are you an introvert?
  How do you process?  This is the biggest difference between introverts and extroverts.  Do you process things internally or verbally?  Yes, we all do a little of both but most people usually lean to one of the two sides. I know that I am more of an introvert and it's just recently th

posted 11:36:16am May. 05, 2013 | read full post »

Living by the Spirit
"For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters.  But don't use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature.  Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love." - Galatians 5:13 (NLT) I love the book of Galatians.  I am reading through it again right now for the 3rd

posted 1:45:57pm Feb. 07, 2013 | read full post »

Seeking Freedom
If I asked you if you'd rather be free or bound up, what would you say?  If you had the choice to be completely yourself, free from persecution in any way OR tied down and burdened under a law, what would be your answer?  This seems pretty obvious, right?  So why is this decision so hard for us t

posted 11:04:30am Feb. 05, 2013 | read full post »


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