Summer 2018 Tribute Gifts

Summer 2018 Tribute Gifts

Thank you to everyone who offered a tribute either “In Honor Of” or “In Memory Of” a loved one during the third quarter of 2018. At the time the gift is given, we send an acknowledgment to the honoree or family of the one who is being remembered. The gift amount remains confidential. IN HONOR OF Paul Clymer …

Read More
Created for Him July 14, 2018 – Pursuing Parenting Wisdom

Created for Him July 14, 2018 – Pursuing Parenting Wisdom

[audio mp3="https://svps.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/CFH-Pursuing-Parenting-Wisdom-J-Baum-7-14-18.mp3"][/audio]   Hello there – this is Julie Baum, Director of Church and Supporter Relations for SVPS. I’m eager to tell you about a neat conversation we had with a young dad the other week. He called and asked,…

Read More
Pressures of Life

Pressures of Life

We asked a few questions, and Jolene described the pressures in her life. Two children. Two prior abortions. Two part-time jobs. “My boyfriend thinks we can handle it, but I don’t.” A few days later Jolene and her boyfriend Jeff came to us for an ultrasound. As the baby’s image appeared on the screen, Jeff looked…

Read More
Created for Him July 7, 2018 – Orange Sneakers

Created for Him July 7, 2018 – Orange Sneakers

[audio mp3="https://svps.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/CFH-Desire-of-Your-Heart-Lisa-Hosler-7-7-18.mp3"][/audio]   Has the Lord ever given you a desire of your heart? A few years ago, a hummingbird built its nest just beyond our deck. I could easily watch its comings and goings, and marveled at how tiny the two…

Read More
What’s Wrong When Worship Seems Long?

What’s Wrong When Worship Seems Long?

As Christian leaders, we believe our hearts are postured toward the Lord. We’re eager to engage with our teams in worship and in the Word. Or are we? We made a recent board decision to rotate leadership for our engagement with God at board meetings. We want each board member to share in leading this core aspect of our…

Read More
Sharing Jesus When You Don’t Feel Led

Sharing Jesus When You Don’t Feel Led

As I’ve been saying in recent blogs, every leader, every believer, has a 24/7 calling to share Jesus with others. When we don’t talk with others about Him—which is more frequent than we’d like to admit—we often blame it on not feeling led. Let’s press into this concept of “feeling led.” Of course, being led…

Read More