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Wholeness in the AND of Christ

Wholeness in the AND of Christ

Posted: 18 Oct, 2020 | Author: Dove Cranson

May we have the faith to acknowledge our humanity AND look steadily at Christ from whom the love, hope, peace, and joy of God has come.

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Salt and Light

Salt and Light

Posted: 04 Oct, 2020 | Author: Dove Cranson

This dark and decaying world needs you, as a vessel of God, to be an influence of salt and light.

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Ongoing Freedom From Sin

Ongoing Freedom From Sin

Posted: 30 Aug, 2020 | Author: Dove Cranson

Jesus sets us free from sin by transforming us from the inside out.

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Represent

Represent

Posted: 07 Jun, 2020 | Author: Dove Cranson

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Rise Above

Rise Above

Posted: 24 May, 2020 | Author: Dove Cranson

We can Rise Above the traps of this life.

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Lamp, Light, Fire, Hammer 2: God Speaks

Lamp, Light, Fire, Hammer 2: God Speaks

Posted: 23 Feb, 2020 | Author: Dove Cranson

God speaks.  His words have power.  Will we listen and obey?

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Facing Our Pain

Facing Our Pain

Posted: 09 Feb, 2020 | Author: Dove Cranson

We can face our pain and find God in it.

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Loving Well: Expectations and Agreements

Loving Well: Expectations and Agreements

Posted: 01 Dec, 2019 | Author: Dove Cranson

Seeking to grow in love, this message discusses how expectations can be transformed into healthy agreements.

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Loving Well: Forgiving

Loving Well: Forgiving

Posted: 17 Nov, 2019 | Author: Dove Cranson

Just as God offers us forgiveness through Christ, we too can find God’s strength to forgive others. 

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Loving Well: Addressing Offenses

Loving Well: Addressing Offenses

Posted: 20 Oct, 2019 | Author: Dove Cranson

This message looks at Jesus’ instructions on how to address offenses in a healthy way.

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Receiving Grace

Receiving Grace

Posted: 06 Oct, 2019 | Author: Dove Cranson

Thanks be to God, His grace overcomes sin.

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Empowered by Delight

Empowered by Delight

Posted: 22 Sep, 2019 | Author: Dove Cranson

Did you know God delights in his children?  When we realize how He delights in us it can transform our lives.

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The Unstoppable Power of Delight

The Unstoppable Power of Delight

Posted: 08 Sep, 2019 | Author: Dove Cranson

You have permission to delight, not only in the gifts of God but in the fullness which is in the Giver. 

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Forged in the Fire

Forged in the Fire

Posted: 25 Aug, 2019 | Author: Dove Cranson

Sometimes life is impossible and overwhelming. Because God is with us, those times can refine us like gold into something beautiful.

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I Will Trust in You

I Will Trust in You

Posted: 11 Aug, 2019 | Author: Dove Cranson

We have a faithful God who is always trustworthy! May we grow to trust Him more and more.

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What Do I Believe?

What Do I Believe?

Posted: 28 Jul, 2019 | Author: Dove Cranson

When we allow God to change our beliefs, aligning them with the truth, it transforms our thoughts, attitudes, and emotions, bringing peace and vitality. 

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Be Loved

Be Loved

Posted: 23 Jun, 2019 | Author: Dove Cranson

Did you know the most amazing being in the entire universe loves you?  Did you know He wants you to experience His love?

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Putting Money in its Place 4: A Matter of Honor

Putting Money in its Place 4: A Matter of Honor

Posted: 16 Jun, 2019 | Author: Dove Cranson

God has given us all that we have and He allows us to honor Him by giving some back.  And He blesses us in the process.

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Putting Money in its Place 2: Financial Management for the Children of God

Putting Money in its Place 2: Financial Management for the Children of God

Posted: 02 Jun, 2019 | Author: Dove Cranson

Because God is our provided and He is our hope to have all our needs met (see last week’s message), we can be content with where we are in life.  This message looks at the core of how to manage our finances with a trust in God who is a good giver and according to […]

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Surrendering Control and Expectations

Surrendering Control and Expectations

Posted: 19 May, 2019 | Author: Dove Cranson

Sometimes we are aware that even with our best planning we are not in control.  Sometimes life does not go at all according to our expectations.  We may even wonder where God is when life seems out of control and different than we wanted.  In this message Dove looks at the remarkable example of Mary, […]

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Contending for Our Faith

Contending for Our Faith

Posted: 05 May, 2019 | Author: Dove Cranson

How do we contend for our faith in the light of opposition against us?

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A Short History of Easter

A Short History of Easter

Posted: 21 Apr, 2019 | Author: Dove Cranson

Easter remembers one of the most remarkable events in all of human history.  This is a brief look at the backstory of this day. 

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Made in God's Image

Made in God's Image

Posted: 07 Apr, 2019 | Author: Dove Cranson

Our culture is saying all kinds of things about gender and sexuality.  This brings up lots of questions.  Is gender just an arbitrary designation in our lives?  Is it something that God intended?  Does God want men and women to be different?  Does God have different roles for us each to play?  If we are […]

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Connecting to the Source

Connecting to the Source

Posted: 24 Mar, 2019 | Author: Dove Cranson

We were each made for greatness. We were created to do great things, to bring good into this world. Sometimes, aware of this truth, I can shrink back and feel inadequate, overwhelmed, and then do nothing. Or sometimes I can overextend myself try to do too much and then become dry and empty and realize [ ]

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Peaks and Valleys

Peaks and Valleys

Posted: 10 Mar, 2019 | Author: Dove Cranson

Through Christ, we can find joy, strength, and comfort in the midst of life’s peaks and valleys.

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Thriving Together Individually

Thriving Together Individually

Posted: 20 Jan, 2019 | Author: Dove Cranson

Have you ever felt lonely, even with people around, and thought something must be wrong with you? On the other hand, have you ever been in complete solitude and didn t feel lonely at all but refreshed? What is up with that? Did God intend for us to be connected to people or did God intend […]

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What We Desire is in Jesus: Life, Grace, and Truth

What We Desire is in Jesus: Life, Grace, and Truth

Posted: 12 Jan, 2019 | Author: Dove Cranson

When we are honest, what do we truly want in life? If we got to the bottom of what drives us, what would we find? Do you see in yourselves a deep desire for love, for a sense of worth or belonging, for respect, peace, beauty, wisdom, freedom, greatness, or immortality? Where do we find […]

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The Journey through Grief

The Journey through Grief

Posted: 16 Dec, 2018 | Author: Dove Cranson

Life is hard. It is not what it was intended to be. Because of the brokenness in this world, we all experience pain, loss, and suffering. Grief is a path we must all walk through in this broken life. It is a product of the broken world we live in. When we are aware of […]

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