Posts by Sara Blasko

Posts by Sara Blasko

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Pure Peace

When is the last time you were in absolute silence? The world today is full of noise. From 24 hour news, to internet at our fingertips, it is hard to find a moment of pure, unpolluted silence. I’m going to challenge all of you to spend an hour in silence with God this week. Thursday at Octane I will be doing that with our 4th and 5th graders. Imagine how much easier this exercise will be for you! I am How COVID has affected us
Frozen Pipes

Frozen Pipes

With the cold weather in the winter months, comes many challenges for us northern Michigan dwellers….icy roads, lack of sunshine, and freezing temperatures. One of the side effects of these freezing temperatures is frozen pipes. Pipes freeze when the temperature is too cold, and if you’ve ever had it happen to you, you know the signs.  You turn on your faucet expecting to see the water pour out as usual, and it starts to hesitate and then you get a How COVID has affected us
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Childlike

Last week was my first full week with kids. I had them Sunday, Wednesday, and Thursday. My passion for my job was rekindled and I was reminded why Jesus told us to become more like children. I taught them 3 different lessons from the Bible. They taught me several.  On Sunday, I taught on the unforgiving servant. It was a great reminder about how because Jesus first forgave us, that we too must forgive others. Later on in the week How COVID has affected us
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Where Do You Find Hope?

What brings you hope? Hope is something that is personal yet can also be universal. Some items that bring you hope could cause the next person anxiety. For example, if you finally decided to take charge of your finances, balancing your checkbook could be a source of hope and stability. While those who are struggling with financial discipline could find the sight of a checkbook and an anxiety-inducing tool.    The same goes for the bathroom scale. If you are struggling How COVID has affected us
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Battling Satan’s Isolation Game

 I recently finished up a bible study that was one of the best ones I’ve done. It was called “Get out of your head” by Jennie Allen. It talks about how we can have a thought and it just spirals out of control and we are left feeling exhausted, overwhelmed, and insignificant. The study was based in Philippians and followed the journey of Paul. It was a very insightful and timely study. There is so much stress in the world right How COVID has affected us
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Forget About It!

How are you at forgiving and forgetting? I’ve heard many people say, “I can forgive, but I won’t forget.” I think this is almost a natural reaction. People do this as a way to protect themselves from being hurt again. As Christians, we strive to be like Christ. In fact, there are several verses that tell us to do this. But we like to pick and choose what we follow. John 13:13-17 says, “You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly How COVID has affected us
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The Only Thing That Matters

By Sara Blasko, Children’s Ministry Director Do you ever start out with great intentions and then fail miserably? Well, welcome to my world lol. There are so many things in my life that could apply to this. I will do research on a diet. I will plan the meals, do the shopping, plan workouts, etc…I will do ok for a couple of days and then WHAM! life happens and I get off course. Before you know it, I’m in the How COVID has affected us
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Showing That God Has Chosen You

By Sara Blasko…..and guest writer, Peter! Sometimes when I’m not sure what to write about I open my Bible or my Bible app looking for something to write about. This passage of scripture really spoke to me today, and I hope it speaks to you. I love how Peter instructs us to just keep adding these characteristics to our lives. Keep adding these things as you grow in your faith.  I really couldn’t do better than Peter so enjoy! Wise How COVID has affected us
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Preparing a Place

By Sara Blasko, Children’s Ministry Director My in-Laws recently sold their house in Florida, and have also been dealing with some health issues. Nick and I offered to go down for a few days and pack up their house and drive the moving truck home. We’ve been here for 3 days and have most of it done.  It has been pretty emotional to say the least. This has been our go to spring break destination for the past 10 years How COVID has affected us