By, Sarah Harris
Director of Administration
I recently hit my one year work anniversary. I graduated from college in May 2016 and started working in June. It’s been a heck of year! I’ve learned so much about myself during this period of transition. One thing I miss the most about being an undergrad is summer vacation! Working 5 days a week during beautiful summer days has me appreciating the few moments of sun that I can get.
I realized a while back that I’m not the type of woman who can open up my bible and study it without any type of guide. I’ve tried. It tends to last about a week, and I’m sure I’m not the only one. So throughout my journey with the Lord, I decided to spend time with Him in multiple ways, to keep our relationship fresh. Just like with a significant other, you have to change things up to keep you relationship lively! We should be treating our relationship with Jesus the same way.
I’ve gathered 4 of my favorite things to do to build my relationship with Jesus, and I thought I’d share. Hopefully you can use some of these and create a couple of your own.
By, Mari Noruzi
On a summer day in mid July 2006, God told me to look at myself in the mirror! He guided my eyes to the mole on my left shoulder/chest area. It was no longer a brown circle- it had split in half with irregular borders! I immediately knew this was not a good sign. I went to see the dermatologist in my best friend Pat’s office. The biopsy confirmed Malignant Melanoma and she referred me to an oncological surgeon. I asked her to be honest with me, my son was only 8 years old, what was I looking at here? She calmly said early detection is key- let’s see how it will be staged after surgery. Fear was the first feeling that hit me! If I died, my little boy would have no parents- his father died in 2004! I cried and cried, not for myself but for my son. I felt no anger towards God, I’m happy to go to His presence when He wills it. I was worried about my son, Kaleb. I prayed, my family and friends prayed, my Pastor prayed and my patients prayed. I asked for Grace and Mercy, that He’d let me live so I could raise my child.
By, Elise Daly Parker
Oasis Director of Development
For most of us, the summer is a time to chill-ax a bit. Even if we’re working full time, the office atmosphere is a little more casual and laid back. And many of us go off for a little vacation or enjoy a staycation for downtime…some much-needed rest and relaxation. Ahhhhh!
But guess what? God does not go on vacation. Not in the summer, not in the winter…and not just because we go on vacation. He’s always present. He neither slumbers, nor sleeps (Ps 121:4). And He never leaves or forsakes us (Deut 31:6). Never
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