Month: December 2020

The Christmas Story

Our dog Bear is decked in her snowflake Christmas sweater anxiously pacing back and forth at my feet. My body is tired, but my heart is jubilant as my family arrives home tonight to spend the last week of Advent … More

Merry Christmas from the Meyer family!

Transforming Lives Through the Gospel

December 21, 2020 Merry Christmas! Dear Family Shield Friend, My husband, Tjaden (Chad), and I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.  Join us and others in praying for an end to the pandemic. Plans … More


Regret and Forgiveness Part 3

As promised, here is my two-cents worth of advice to complete our 3-part discussion. This time of year, we tend to reflect and assess our lives, our purpose, and our impact on others. Invariably, there are people we have hurt … More

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Christmas and the Angels

Have you ever noticed that angels often appear in the Christmas story? Gabriel appeared to Mary and told her to fear not. An angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph and the shepherds were taken by surprise that night that … More

Prayer and Witnessing

Prayer & Witnessing

Why is prayer a critical part of the witnessing process? How can Christian congregations use prayer to build relationships with individuals and their families in the community? And how can congregations use prayer in their missionary efforts? Join us today … More

Merry Christmas from the Meyer family!

Merry Christmas

December 7, 2020 For a child will be born to us, a Son will be given to us; and the government will rest on His shoulders; and His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of … More