Sherrie Anderson Today marks the fourth year of a season of learning to accept, embrace, and yes, even love change! It started as we left the only church family we had known while living in Upstate New York where we had moved ten years before from Texas (As if that wasn’t a big enough change). Leaving a church and all that goes with that process is never easy. Especially as … Continue reading

By Sherrie Anderson   “Even the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may have her young- a place near your altar.” Psalm 84:3a   I’m hungry!  I am sitting here this morning on my porch listening to hungry chirping sounds coming from a sparrow’s nest that is filled with five little fledglings calling out to their momma to be fed.  I finally … Continue reading

Anyone who knows me knows that while I may be a confident woman with a strong and passionate personality, I am not a woman who likes conflict at all!  This is one of those rare times when I feel like I am going to explode if I choose not to discuss this subject in order to avoid “conflict”. It all started a few weeks ago when I shared a blog … Continue reading

I’m sorry if that that sounds extreme, but I wanted to get your attention. I have been blessed to recently meet a woman who felt free to share with me, for the first time in a long while, some tremendous trials and pains in her life. Her words shattered my heart, and I felt ashamed at the words” Christians” had spoken to her during these seasons of real pain. “God … Continue reading

I have a confession to make…. I’m broken. My family is broken. My church is broken. I live in a town that is broken. In a state that is broken. In a country that is broken. In a world that is broken. On a planet that is broken. All broken!   I took a walk along the beach with my little ones yesterday morning.  As we looked for treasure that … Continue reading

I literally had just hung up the phone… I had been speaking with my hubby discussing my plans for the day. I had jumped out of bed that morning, shoved waffles down the kid’s throat and headed out with the three youngest without saying goodbye to James. I had many things on my to-do list that day and first on the list was to take them to their favorite (and … Continue reading

“Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into the grace in which we now stand.” Romans 5:1-2 What is grace?  Is it an actual place?  How do we know if we are standing in it? I don’t know about you but I sometimes wonder about this mystical place of grace that … Continue reading

(I hope that you will all take the time to read this blog written by Perry Noble on the topic of depression.  As a Christian that has dealt with seasonal depression and now dealing with PTSD after the accident we had last summer I feel this is important for those of us in ministry to speak out honestly about our own struggles in this area.  I shared this on my … Continue reading

From James: Why is the typical American representation of Christianity so disparate? One reason is because we have cultivated the expectation of instantaneous results with minimal effort. Just because salvation is a “free” gift from God, does not mean that we should forget about the price paid… All too often we associate “free” to “no value” instead of “priceless” and treat the gift accordingly. Is there a better example than … Continue reading

“Thanks be unto God for his indescribable gift.” 2 Corinthians 9:15 The definition of indescribable is incapable of being expressed in words.   The original Hebrew word for indescribable is (anekdiēgētos) means unutterable, unspeakable, and inexpressible, beyond all telling, beyond all praise. The best verse I could find to describe this indescribable gift is: John 3:16 | “For God so loved the world, that he “gave” his only Son, that whoever … Continue reading

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