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Sandy Cove Blog

A Family Resemblance

At the start of 2017, I took a deep breath and sent a message out to ten people who have known me for at least ten years. While that may not sound like a big deal, the reason it required a deep breath is because I asked those ten people to tell me the first three words that come to mind when they think of me.

Topics: Giving Spiritual Formation

A Life-Changing Experience for Campers

Have you ever wondered how many rain drops it would take to fill a glass of water? You probably haven’t had the time to contemplate this before. When you’re thirsty, you fill your glass at the sink, or you grab a bottle of water from the fridge. But what if you didn’t have access to those luxuries? If you were really thirsty, those raindrops could fill a cup and quench your thirst.

Topics: Giving Summer Camp

Generosity: It’s About So Much More Than Money

I’ll be the first to admit that it can be hard to have a nuanced conversation about generosity in a culture that measures almost everything, including God’s blessing, in terms of material abundance.

Topics: Giving Spiritual Formation

Where Miracles Occur

Even though I’ve experienced God’s miraculous intervention in my life on more than one occasion, I have yet to penetrate the mystery of divine power. I don’t have it all figured out. And if I thought I did, I’d very likely be wrong.

Topics: Spiritual Formation

A Healing Story

Because I believe so strongly in Jesus’s power to heal, I’m going to take what feels like a risk and share a personal story with you. I do it only to bear witness to what I’ve experienced and to magnify the greatness of God. As a former pastor who has been at the bedside of many who were sick or dying, I realize that not all suffering, sickness, or disease is met with the same immediacy. Sometimes God heals us over time through the thoughtful care of a physician. Other times He takes us home, so that our healing can be complete. It is wise to leave the outcomes in His capable hands and rest in the assurance that He is with us through every season of our lives. 

Topics: Spiritual Formation

Every Story Has a Hero

If it hasn’t been obvious in my last two posts, I love the story Mark’s telling in the second chapter of his Gospel!

Topics: Spiritual Formation