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25 Mar 2016

Made for Love

By |2017-11-15T12:08:50-04:00Mar 25, 2016|Our Community, The Amore Blog|

When I first began “showing” in my pregnancy, I struggled to adjust to the fact that my body was undeniably expanding. Looking in the mirror at times I felt that I did not recognize myself; that my body was being taken over by someone else (of course, it was!). Now [...]

25 Dec 2015

Two Kinds of Christmas

By |2017-11-15T12:08:50-04:00Dec 25, 2015|Our Community, The Amore Blog|

Christmas, like most major holidays I suppose, is a weird time. It's weird because it accentuates the joy of some and the pain of others. Some of our newsfeeds are overflowing with cuteness, images and announcements of the love and meaning that fills our lives. Others of us hide from all the [...]

21 Dec 2015

Advent 4: Servant Evangelism

By |2017-11-15T12:08:50-04:00Dec 21, 2015|Our Community, The Amore Blog|

“Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant,being born in the likeness of men.” Phil. 2:5-7 Each year at Christmas [...]

16 Dec 2015

Advent 3: Living Water

By |2016-06-09T16:13:43-04:00Dec 16, 2015|Our Community, The Amore Blog|

Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” [...]

06 Dec 2015

Advent 2: Come and See

By |2017-11-15T12:08:50-04:00Dec 6, 2015|Our Community, The Amore Blog|

This is part 2 of a weekly Advent devotional based on Don Everts' book, "I Once Was Lost." Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found him of whom Moses in the Law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.” Nathanael said to [...]

28 Oct 2015

The Call and the Capacity

By |2016-06-09T16:13:44-04:00Oct 28, 2015|Our Community, The Amore Blog|

In August, my husband Michael and I were blessed to be able to take a vacation to Maine together. On the first full morning there, I distinctly remember sitting on the front porch of our cabin looking at the beauty of the ocean around us and thinking, “This time and [...]