St. Patrick’s Breastplate

St. Patrick’s Breastplate, a prayer attributed to Ireland’s beloved patron saint, is a powerful hymn of hope for God’s help in adversity. “I arise today Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity,Through belief in the Threeness,Through confession of the Onenessof the Creator of creation. I …

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What if I can’t understand the Bible?

There are moments when you hear or read things that don’t make one ounce of sense. Your eyebrows raise, your face squints, and with a puzzled look you ponder, “Do what??” Here are a few puzzling statements made publicly by politicians from both sides of …

The Power of Knowing a Name

My name is Sidney Beth Meriweather. Jesus loves me intimately, He has ultimate authority over my life, and He’s given me brothers and sisters in Christ to keep me accountable to knowing Him more.  Knowing someone’s name, really truly knowing them, is humbling. When people …

Three Reasons to Serve Kids

I’ll let you in on a secret-–kids are my favorite age group! Their wonder, imagination, curiosity, joy, laughter, and eagerness captivate me and draw me in to celebrate their goodness. Kids are such a blessing, despite what their actions might say from time to time. They teach us lessons …

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Laying Down your Stones

Have you ever been around someone who smelled really bad? You know that just-worked-out-sweaty-teenage-boy-locker-room type smell? The only thing worse is being around the person who smells, but doesn’t know it. They have become immune to their own stench. Likewise, I think each one of …

Lent: 101

40 Days of Preparation Who participates is Lent? Anyone can participate, yet mostly Christian view Lent as a catalyst for spiritual growth. What is Lent? Lent is a tool to help Christians to live intentionally as they open themselves to the movement of the Holy …

F1RST Bible Reading Plan

You desire to draw closer to God this year, but you just feel stuck. You want changes in your life, but where do you start? What do you do? The truth is, real life change happens when we live by God’s Word. In order to …

12 Book Recommendations for 2019!

I know it’s cliche, but it’s true, “readers are leaders.”  Reading sharpens the mind, challenges your thinking, and inspires you toward action. As Charlie Jones famously said, “You will be the same person in five years as you are today except for the people you …

New Year

Want to Prosper in 2019?

It’s hard to believe that 2019 is just a few days away. Wasn’t Halloween just a couple of weeks ago!?  Time feels like it moves much faster at the end of the year. You blink and the next thing you know a new year is …

Celebrating God at Work:

         As Antioch Georgetown approaches the celebration of it one year anniversary, the phrase “I celebrate…” seems to be on the forefront of its members’ tongues. Today’s celebration comes from the 2018 Christmas outreach at Park Place Retirement Home. Last Saturday, 29 …

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What Happens When You Pray?

Do you ever wonder what happens when you pray? Sometimes we need a reminder. You may value prayer and you may pray often, but when’s the last time you stopped to think about what is actually taking place when you pray. Our prayers are more …

Be Thankful

Can you believe it’s already November?! The football season is half way over, flu season is in full swing, hunting season is finally here, and thanksgiving season is definitely in the air. Isn’t it funny how we tend to be more thankful this time of …

Let's do this again

Let’s do this again!

This past Sunday as I was standing by the door as a young lady was leaving and I noticed tears welling up in her eyes. She looked at me and quietly said, “I’ve needed this so much.” What do you think she meant by “this?” …