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December 5, 2014 By CBMW Guest
By Christel Humfrey Ephesians 4: 1-16 Paul urges the Ephesians to walk worthy of their calling (4.1-16). For the Apostle this is no lightweight matter. A healthy church represents glorious realities and each member is responsible to nourish the whole. Paul describes the church as a body of diverse members whose head is Christ. This...
November 18, 2014 By CBMW Guest
I have a confession to make: fellowship is hard for me lately. My life these past 16 months could be described as unsteady and complicated. My instincts tell me to withdraw from people until I feel more steady and secure. Social pleasantries feel trite, and honest, nuanced answers are exhausting. I know I am not...
September 11, 2014 By CBMW Guest
  By Christel Humfrey More and more I hear that women need to love themselves more. In the surrounding culture, we hear slogans like “you’re enough” and “believe in yourself.” In all of this focus on the self, we are encouraged to think of ourselves as godlike in our abilities and potential. But should women...
July 22, 2014 By CBMW Guest
  By Christel Humfrey Lately I’ve been frustrated with my limitations. Since getting sick with an autoimmune disease I seem to need sleep like a baby on a growth spurt. I feel keenly aware of those extra 2-3 hours that I spend sleeping while others are being productive. Truthfully, I feel embarrassed about it. I...
June 16, 2014 By CBMW Guest
By Christel Humfrey I’m approaching an anniversary I would rather forget. On June 20, 2013, floodwaters covered my town and my home. I wasn’t home when it happened. I was at the doctor’s office receiving a lupus diagnosis, and needless to say, my world was shaken. My health and my home were things that made...