As a newcomer to the Mid-Valley Fellowship Staff, this is my first year getting to help prepare for the Benefit Dinner. It’s been an exciting and busy season as we work together to prepare for an event of such magnitude and importance! With the theme of this year being “journey,” we decided to film testimonies … Continue reading Praying & Anticipating
Category: Relational Wholeness
It’s summer time. That means nice weather, blooming flowers and trees, allergies, outdoor recreation, and around MVF, a break in Support Programs. However, ministry at MVF doesn’t slow down. We are providing two weekly summer programs, presenting the Conquer Series at Adult and Teen Challenge, interviewing next year’s potential interns, walking our leaders through a … Continue reading Entrusted For His Glory
The Summer Programs were a place to be transparent and not put on a false self. That is what I love about this ministry. They are real and you can be real too.
This is one of my first drawing/paintings I created. I’m fascinated with white bark birch trees because of the unique look they have. They have this white bark that few other trees have. It’s nice and smooth in spots, but when you look at the whole tree it isn’t entirely nice and smooth. There’s always … Continue reading Beauty in Your Brokenness
Looking back, I realize that I felt a slight distancing even before our daughter made her announcement that she was going to pursue a same-sex relationship. I attributed the distance to it being the beginning of her senior year, which was going to be a busy one, as she was still taking a full load--with … Continue reading No Matter What: Loving A Child Who Has Pulled Away
My identity was a foreign issue to me. I had no idea who I was because all the lies of the past still had their grip on me. I needed to realize that God created “me” for Himself. He put in me all the tools and abilities that I would need to live the life He had created me for.
I know some of you are already tempted to stop reading this article after seeing the title. I run into so many people that say "journaling just isn’t for me". If that is your thought, I hope to challenge your thinking just a bit so that you can see the benefit of journaling in your own life.