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Thankful..."For you are with me"

November 19, 2015 | by: Brian Ellison |0 Comments

Each year as we gather in homes for Thanksgiving, we are frequently reminded of the first one held at Plymouth Colony in 1621. The first Thanksgiving, contrary to the more common historical narrative, was actually a three-day harvest feast – a fairly common event in England – rather than a one-day meal. The event likely took place in late September and included guests from the Wampanoag tribe, who outnumbered the settlers (“Pilgrims&rdqu... Keep Reading


November 12, 2015 | by: Tiffany Shin |0 Comments

A while ago, God placed a burden in my heart for the lost and suffering in other parts of the world. My husband Richard and I have wrestled with knowing how to respond to this burden and desire to serve the Lord. In August, I had an opportunity to respond and use God-given skills as a pediatrician and Spanish-speaker to serve with a medical team in La Ceiba, Honduras through Mission to the World. Fellow CCC member Jessie Stewart also served as a physician ... Keep Reading

Brenden in Burma

November 12, 2015 | by: Brenden Miller |0 Comments

I just returned from my first trip to Burma! I was a part of a Community Development Training course (CD) for Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) in Myitkyina, the capital of Kachin State in Northern Myanmar. My role was a pretty basic one, read the material, come and assist in any way that I could in order to one day be able to reproduce and lead the training somewhere else. The trip and training were a really great experience. The training was loosely ba... Keep Reading


November 12, 2015 | by: Robin Price |0 Comments

Matthew 11:30For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. Resting is hard because I'm a sinner. Resting is unfruitful because I don't do it the right way. In fact, most of the time I don't even think about it the right way. In mid-August, after the crazy busy-ness of both camp and VBS was over and the interns had just moved out of my apartment, I found myself craving some much needed rest. And it felt wonderful to have lazy days, to watch tv and even to na... Keep Reading

Indiaversary Reflections

November 12, 2015 | by: John and Alison W |0 Comments

October 5th marked four years that we’ve lived in Bangalore. We didn’t remember our “Indiaversary” until several days later though, for the best possible reason – we were just busy in our lives here. The last year and definitely the last few months, we have felt more settled here than ever before. There have been some big developments this year, such as the boys joining a neighborhood group of Indian homeschoolers for weekly H... Keep Reading

Worrying keeps me Yearning

October 20, 2015 | by: Paul Hlad |0 Comments

I must confess; I am a worrier. Maybe you can relate. I can worry about almost anything. Some of my worrying is good and responsible, but again I must confess that most of it is bad and sinful. It stems from a doubt that what God has for me is what is actually good for me. I ultimately want God to give me what I want because I think I know best. With that in mind, go back with me almost two years ago now and imagine your office situation crumbling and fin... Keep Reading

Thessalonians' Cord of Three Strands

October 8, 2015 | by: Savannah Foucachon |0 Comments

Recently, my husband and I read through 1 Thessalonians together. As I have since reread and reflected on this letter from Paul to the Thessalonian believers, God has revealed to me how wonderfully He sets forth instruction and encouragement for the personal, interpersonal, and spiritual aspects of our lives. On a personal level, God calls us to pursue holiness. This is something that no one else can do for us; each Christian is responsible for setting hi... Keep Reading

Three Reasons Why I Love Nursery Service

October 1, 2015 | by: Kathryn Eriksen |0 Comments

One of my favorite parts of being a member at Christ Community is the fact that everyone serves in the Children’s Ministry. I joined CCC when Rusty and I didn’t have any kids and it was one of the first things that drew me to the church. I remember holding Kate, now a first grader, when she couldn’t even hold her own head up, and the memory makes me smile every time I see her worshiping the Lord in church beside me. Here are three reasons... Keep Reading

Expectation vs Reality

September 24, 2015 | by: Erin Berg |0 Comments

Erin Berg is a CCC member serving children with disabilities with Mission to the World in Bulgaria About a year ago as I was preparing to depart for Bulgaria to share God’s love and message of grace, I was also building expectations. I knew it was happening, and I tried to fight the unrealistic ones. Together we prayed this time into the Lord’s hands, but I still anticipated certain trials, challenges, growth, and hopefully fruit. I ate the br... Keep Reading

Humans of Chapel Hill

September 17, 2015 | by: Amanda Miller |0 Comments

Have you heard of Humans of New York (HONY)? It started as a blog by a 28 year old guy who decided to take photos of strangers in New York City. One of the best compliments he hears about his work is, “You photograph the things that people walk by every day and don’t notice, and you make them look beautiful”. He gives meaning and life to people who would otherwise disappear into the background. I have a difficult time transitioning from ... Keep Reading

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