Burnout is a state of being all around exhausted: physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally. As believers, burnout happens when our doing FOR God exceeds our being WITH God. It is so easy to get caught up in doing so much, even doing a lot of good things, that we don’t lean on God to sustain all of our doing.
By Wynn Coley Lord, When we fall asleep at night to refresh ourselves from the task of the day, you are there forever protecting us. When we arise in the morning ready to go at it again, you are there forever protecting us. Help us Lord to recognize that each time we arise,… Continue reading A Prayer for our Thoughts
If you have been to IF: Gathering before, you have heard about Be the Bridge, a group that seeks to create space and conversations for believers to to tear down barriers that have divided people. Many women in our church have expressed interest in this, but just haven't been sure where to begin. On Wednesday, August 30… Continue reading Be the Bridge Panel – August 30
By Marla Ledbetter “Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor. For if either of them falls, the one will lift up his companion. But woe to the one who falls when there is not another to lift him up.” Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 “There are ‘friends’ who destroy each… Continue reading What I’d do for Juicy Fruit
By Katie Gann Mother’s Day – I used to never be “bothered” by this day – it always seemed like a routine holiday for me in that I would open my Mother’s Day card from my 6 year old son, call my mom and tell her that I loved her and then maybe take her… Continue reading Mother’s Day
By Shameka Hill I’m Shameka and I work in the nursery here at Northstar. If you haven’t been in the kids’ area you are missing out on a great time. We love the children. God has moved me to serve in the nursery because He knows I love babies. Being able to serve is a true blessing that… Continue reading Listen
By Jill Briscoe
Jesus said, “Take up your cross and follow Me!”
One day in India after a traumatic and wrenching ministry visit, Jesus asked me a hard question. It happened like this:
Shaken, drained, discouraged, sickly
Tired and troubled and depressed,
Glad the time of serving over,
Now I’ll go home and rest.