A Thanksgiving Dinner

by Christy Cabe

As a blogger for Riley Hospital for Children, where our son received treatment for leukemia as a small child, I’ve been asked to write about a variety of topics. I am so thankful for the oppurtunity writing has given me to share parts of our story as I know it can offer hope and comfort to…

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Disappointing God

by Marilyn Miller

I slowly turned the door knob trying to be as quiet as possible hoping I could sneak in and no one would hear me. But when I pushed the door open, I saw a light on in the kitchen and my mother with a look of both rage and relief on her face. I was a teenager out with the wrong crowd until the…

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5 Ways to Pray for Persecuted Christians

by Sam Ward

This morning, I had a breakfast meeting with a friend.  We talked about our lives at work, as husbands and as fathers.  We also talked about what God was doing in our lives.  There is stress that we are dealing with and we want to be present with our families while doing our best…

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Thankful in All Circumstances - Really?

by Marilyn Miller

When I left him in the exam room, I could hear him chatting and joking with the nurses. Later when I was taken to the recovery room, it was a different story. When my son Steven was 17-years-old, he had 4 wisdom teeth removed. When I arrived in the recovery room, I found him still under the…

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Thoughts for ECC’s Future

by Dennis Miller

Over the last 27 years at ECC, we have worked through six major building programs, and many remodeling projects (The Commons, Cafe, Clubhouse and Children’s Entrance have each been remodeled at least three times). So, now what? What happens next? Although we still have room to build a…

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Counter Culture

by Erin Stringer

As difficult conversations about homosexuality, abortion, and religious liberty continue to inject themselves into our workplaces, our churches, our schools, and our homes, Christians everywhere are asking the same question: How are we supposed to respond to all this? Beginning October 28th,…

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Relying on Peer Pressure

by Guest Blogger

Peer pressure is real. It is an especially significant force for young people trying to navigate the challenges of adolescence. However it is not something to be feared. In fact, as youth workers we need to press in on the fact that students hold such sway in the decisions their friends make and…

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Missing God’s Perspective

by Guest Blogger

There is nothing so unique about this testimony, but I believed that God wanted me to share it and helped me write it. I believe it is relatable.  Pastor Denny, a few weeks ago, said that sometimes people just don't take the opportunity to be baptized. And it struck me that I did in…

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“The Heartbeat of Prayer”

by Lori Clounie

Passion.  Just the word itself stirs up emotion.  What does passion mean to you?  Romance?  Love? Conviction?  No matter what your own definition is, I think we can agree, that the word itself conjures up an intense and intentional action.  Drop in a heart for…

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Unable to Sing

by Guest Blogger

Friday night I stood at the kitchen sink, scrubbing dishes, thinking of everyone else out having fun while I was stuck inside the house, and cried. I want to run away. Never come back. I want to go back to the past where things were easy. I want to run to the future where my daughter is healed. I…

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