If You Know These Things

By leah | Jun 29, 2020

In washing the feet of the disciples, Jesus gave us a powerful example. This isn’t the idea that we should literally go around washing each other’s feet, but rather that even the most humble of tasks are not beneath our station in life because they were not beneath our Lord. When we learn to set…

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You Have No Part With Me

By leah | Jun 22, 2020

In the opening verses of John 13, Jesus washes the feet of His disciples. When he comes to Peter, Peter declares, “You shall never wash my feet!” (v. 8). Jesus responds swiftly by telling Peter that if he does not allow the Savior to wash his feet, then he has no part with Jesus. Peter,…

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Fast Iced Latte Recipe

By leah | Jun 15, 2020

Summer got here, and it got here fast. It’s hot outside, and you want iced coffee, but you don’t have any cold brew. What do you do? You’ll need three glasses. With the first glass, add sugar to the empty glass, then brew espresso directly into the sugar or pour a strong, hot, coffee over…

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The Word I Have Spoken

By leah | Jun 8, 2020

John 12 brings an end to Jesus’ public ministry before His crucifixion. The last words of His teaching that John records are about the coming judgment. Jesus tells us that we will be judged based on His word. Knowing the standard of judgment helps us prepare for that day. It also tells us what won’t…

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lest they should be put out

By leah | May 25, 2020

Perhaps even sadder than those who refused to consider the evidence for Christ, are those who Joh speaks of in the next verses. In John 12:42-43 we read of many who did believe in Jesus but refused to follow Him. They did this because they were motivated by fear of what they would lose. They…

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Why You Should Try Different Roasts

By leah | May 18, 2020

Coffee has long been a staple in our homes and in our culture. To many, it is a necessary part of starting the day but doesn’t go much beyond that. For others it is the caffeine delivery system of choice, but not much more. Yet, coffee is also one of the most complex, labor-intensive beverages…

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How To Make Dalgona Coffee

By leah | May 11, 2020

During the world-wide quarantine brought on by COVID-19, a new and exotic looking coffee drink has taken social media by storm. It is called Dalgona Coffee and hails from South Korea. According to Wikipedia, “The viral trend of sharing recipes and photos of the do-it-yourself (DIY) coffee first gained prominence during the social distancing orders…

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If I Am Lifted Up

By leah | May 4, 2020

In John chapter twelve Jesus made His triumphal entry into Jerusalem, beginning the week that would end in His crucifixion. On that occasion, He declared, “if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all peoples to Myself” (verse 32). Here He spoke of His crucifixion, in which He would literally be lifted up…

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How To Make Iced Coffee

How To Make Iced Coffee

By leah | May 1, 2020

As the temperatures turn warmer, people are wanting to know how to make iced coffee. To put it simply, pour your coffee over ice.

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How To Make Strong Coffee

By leah | Apr 17, 2020

One of the top searches, and a question that I get often, is how to make the coffee stronger. There are basically three things that you can control as you brew your coffee in order to affect how strong it is.

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By leah | Dec 5, 2019

The holiday season is here now in full force. And that indicates that should you didn’t get all of your shopping accomplished on Dark Friday and Cyber Mon you have precious short amount of time tom take action. With that at heart, we have come up with a particular gift package to assist you just.…

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If Any Man Will Do His Will

By leah | Aug 7, 2019

In John 7, Jesus stood in the Temple teaching those that were there. Jews began questioning how He could teach since He had not been formally trained as a Rabbi. Jesus’ first words of response are important to us today. First, He asserts that His teachings weren’t His own, but that they had come from…

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Will You Also Go Away?

By leah | Jul 25, 2019

Jesus’ teachings in John 6 were shocking, especially for those who did not understand what He was saying. When we are faced with ideas that do not fit neatly into our current understanding it is often easiest to simply dismiss them out of hand and go on thinking as we always have. This is exactly…

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God’s Plan For Marriage

By leah | Jul 25, 2019

If you are involved in a club, you will be aware of the concept of rules. The fact that this group has organized shows that they have standards that they want met however strict or lax those rules are in order to even exist. If you don’t like those rules, no problem, you don’t have…

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The Bread of Life

By leah | Jul 10, 2019

In John 6 Jesus fed the multitudes with a few loaves and fish, but then encouraged them to seek sustenance with eternal value. He declared that God had sent bread from Heaven, which would satisfy hunger and third eternally (v. 32-35). Jesus was that bread. His audience was still thinking of physical things when He…

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Upcoming Dates

By leah | Jun 18, 2019

In mid July Leah will be leaving for Jamaica along with part of that mission team. She will be flying out of San Antonio, so we will be in that area for a day or two. At the end of August we are planning to attend PTP to be able to share the work and…

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Working The Works of God

By leah | Jun 3, 2019

There is often a great deal of confusion about the relationship between faith and works. Some people contend that a person must perform enough good works to outweigh the evil that they have done. Others, in reaction to this, will contend that no works at all are necessary for salvation, but all that is required…

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Coffee Helps You Live Longer

By leah | Jun 3, 2019

A new analysis of research involving 3.8 million subjects scattered around the globe suggests that moderate coffee consumption can extend life-expectancy and greatly reduces risk in several common causes of death. Specifically, they found that coffee drinkers were 15% less likely to die from any cause when drinking 3.5 cups per day, 17% less likely…

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Why Are You Seeking Him?

By leah | Jun 3, 2019

After Jesus fed the multitude He went with His disciples to the other side of the Sea of Galilee during the night. The following day the crowds returned to the place where He had been, and upon discovering that He was gone, many of them climbed into boats and followed Him to the other side.…

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Hand Crafted Coffee Mugs!

By leah | Jun 3, 2019

Jeremy Sprouse, who preaches for the church of Christ in Dublin, Texas, is a very talented potter. He has designed and hand-crafted a series of unique coffee mugs for Epic Coffee. Each mug is unique, and every penny of the sales price helps to support preachers of the Gospel! I’m excited to be able to…

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Damian Lowe answers the question, “Is The Bible Really True?” with the help of Neil Stidolph

Ask Itasca

By leah | Apr 16, 2019

Over first couple of months in 2019 I ran a social media campaign and asked members of our community, “If you could ask God one question, what would you ask?” I took the questions that came in and ranked them by popularity. The six most popular questions became sermon topics for our Gospel Meeting. It…

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A Quiet Impact

By leah | Feb 4, 2019

One week ago today, we remembered the life of our Brother Don Walker. I first met Brother Walker when I was eighteen years old after I moved to San Antonio for school. While I was raised in the Lord’s Church, I had many questions and was struggling in my faith. I was naïve, confused, and…

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Review of Smallfoot

By leah | Oct 13, 2018

I had seen a trailer a few months back about a yeti discovering that humans were real, and it looked funny, so when I saw that it was in theaters I decided to take the boys to see it yesterday. We settled in with a bucket of stale popcorn, the movie started, and I noticed…

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The Tapestry Called Life

By leah | Jun 7, 2018

This week, I have taught the boys how to weave. The younger two have eaten it up and have been working on projects every day. Our oldest I believe finally got curious enough to try it. As we explored the different looms and combined the rainbow of colorful yarn options into different patterns, I found…

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Quiet

Quiet

By leah | May 29, 2018

I remember years ago when my fiancé (now husband) told me that I was his best friend. To be honest, I was taken a back. We had a short courtship and while I loved him very much, at that point, it had not occurred to me to think of him as my best friend. It…

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35 Reasons I Love You

By leah | May 28, 2018

My husband is on a mission trip to Uganda…and it is his birthday. Today, he turned 35. In the last eleven years, we have spent every birthday together and so being apart has not been easy. I am so excited about the spiritual growth I know that he will experience and proud that he is…

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Busy Busy

By leah | Feb 15, 2018
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Flexibility

By leah | Oct 3, 2017

I wrote recently on the fact that life does not always go as planned, and that can be frustrating if you are a planner like myself. Another week of homeschool has gone by and we are about to make some more changes to the plans that I made for our family. While I believe this…

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Epic Planning

Epic Planning

By leah | Sep 15, 2017

This week was our first week of school.  While I have been homeschooling our eldest for a few years, now we are homeschooling all our boys. I have been excited, hopeful, and a little nervous. I have filled out my planner, and put together daily and weekly schedules, as well as planned field trips. With…

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Flip-Flop

Flip- Flop

By leah | May 24, 2017

Today was the day. The day that has been on my mind for months. One that I have been looking forward to and dreading at the same time. It was the last day of public school for my family. I am hoping to write more about why we made this decision later, but right now,…

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Two Ways God Is Interested in Your Love Life

By leah | Feb 13, 2017

Does God have plans for your love life? Yes! He does! However, you might find that His focus might be a little different than where ours tend to go this time of year. Number One – Love God In Deuteronomy 6:4-9, we read that we are to love the Lord our God with all our…

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The Never Ending To Do List

By leah | Feb 9, 2017

Have you ever had one of those weeks where you start off making this huge “To Do” list and all week long you are tackling those tasks like a boss?  However, as the week progresses, it seems like two or three things replace the one you completed. That has been my week. I must confess,…

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Bad Advice

By leah | Dec 30, 2016

Open Mouth Insert Foot So, this morning I learned a hard lesson.  I say learned…I suppose I am in the middle of learning it.  I realized that a piece of advice that I gave my child (two years ago) was not good.  I shared something that I had been taught, but when I did so…

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Saying No To Self-Doubt

By leah | Dec 20, 2016

There are times when things don’t work out the way you expect them to.  You may have planned and prepared, but for whatever reason, it just didn’t work out.  This happened to me during Bible Class this past Sunday. Sometimes when this happens, there is a voice that creeps into my head and tells me…

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The Equation of Self Image

By leah | Dec 11, 2016

Then He spoke many things to them in parables, saying: “Behold, a sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some seed fell by the wayside; and the birds came and devoured them. Some fell on stony places, where they did not have much earth; and they immediately sprang up because they had no…

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