Blog: From the Back Pew

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26Jul, 2017

Week 4: S.O.S.—Save Our Souls Summer of Scripture!

By Sue Oberg |  Faith You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.  — Isaiah 26:3 Peace—it is something we all desire in our lives. I think all of us are on a quest to find peace—somewhere away from the stresses of [...]

12Jul, 2017

Week 3: S.O.S.—Save Our Souls Summer of Scripture!

By Sue Oberg |  Faith In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly. Psalm 5:3 I think this verse is absolutely beautiful and worthy of being stored not only in our minds but written upon our hearts. Let’s [...]

28Jun, 2017

Week 2: S.O.S.—Save Our Souls Summer of Scripture!

By Sue Oberg |  Faith Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Romans 12:12 As I searched for just the right verse this one suddenly hit me. Look at all those fabulous words! Joyful, hope, patient, faithful and prayer. This 10 word verse is literally power-packed with [...]

14Jun, 2017

Week 1: S.O.S.—Save Our Souls Summer of Scripture!

By Sue Oberg |  Faith Great is His Faithfulness Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23 It’s been just over a year since I went with my mom to the doctor’s [...]

2Jun, 2017

It’s Time to Grow Up!

By Sue Oberg |  Faith I was looking at some old photos the other day and found this one of my son, Ike, snoozing in his high chair with pizza sauce on his face. His little belly was full and now it was time for a nap. It is such [...]

23May, 2017

S.O.S.—Save Our Souls Summer of Scripture!

By Sue Oberg |  Faith Staying in God’s Word is one of the most important things that we can do to help our spirit, which directly affects all we do and how we live our lives. Memorizing Scripture is one way we can write those words on our hearts so [...]

6Feb, 2017

STOP, DROP and PRAY

By Sue Oberg  |  Encouragement First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. —1 Timothy [...]

29Dec, 2016

Resolutions vs. Intentions

By Pastor Jon Larson  |  From the Pastors While there certainly is a buzz as the New Year approaches, I’m not one who makes New Year’s Resolutions. For me, they seem somewhat superficial. Of course I want to better myself and bring about some positive changes in my life, and [...]

12Dec, 2016

Twas the Night Before Christmas (Sue’s version)

By Sue Oberg  |  Encouragement Many years ago I wrote this little poem and it still makes me smile. I have learned many lessons over the years and one of them is what Christmas is really all about. It is so easy to get into the lists of things that [...]

5Dec, 2016

A Beautiful Inheritance

By Mary Ann Holton |  Faith The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance. — Psalm 16:6 What is an inheritance? We usually think of it as a portion of an estate given out when someone dies. It is property or money left [...]