When Waiting Doesn’t Mean Wait

July 3rd 2014 3 comments so far  

AmyBlog1As a single adult, I sometimes feel that my answer to every question others ask about my personal life is the same—I’m waiting. Waiting to find the right person, waiting to start a family, the list could go on and on. But as I’ve grown older, I have realized that many of us singles, especially Christian singles, wait for things we need not to, living half lives in the name of waiting.

Sometimes waiting doesn’t mean wait.

Isaiah 40:31 says, “But they that wait upon …

Remembering Our Friend Barry

June 6th 2014 7 comments so far  


Barry2This week at Stonebriar, we are grieving the loss of a coworker and a dear friend. Barry Buchanan, our director of information technology, passed away peacefully Wednesday afternoon after a yearlong battle with brain cancer.

I can’t say I knew Barry very well, at least not in the sense that most people who work here did. I’ve only been here for about a year and a half, Barry worked here for over ten. Our offices are on opposite sides of the building, and often …

Summer and the Spirituality of Rest

May 23rd 2014 No comments yet  

file9861310649818Typically, when people hear the word “summer,” images of beaches, pools, and vacations are the first thoughts that come to mind. I am not one of those people. Maybe it’s because I hate the beach (scalding hot sand and an ocean full of things ready to kill you, fun!), but I think more about what summer represents to us spiritually.

Our suburban two-and-a-half kids lifestyle seems to have morphed into a contest to see who can have the most frantic schedule. Kids have school, soccer, piano …

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