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No Reserves, No Retreats, No Regrets

Posted by Dusty Cookson on

This past weekend we talked about what it means to show courage in the face of conformity, criticism and crisis. In scripture, we find Esther showing this incredible courage. Courage the can only be found from Almighty God: “Then Esther sent this reply to Mordecai: “Go and...

Whisper

Posted by Dusty Cookson on

Maybe you’ve been there before, feeling hopeless. Maybe you’re there now. You find yourself trying to escape the messes you seem to keep making for yourself. Or, you just simply want your voice to be heard. Elijah can relate. He is on the run and there’s been a (biblical- time)...

Forbidden Fear

Posted by Dusty Cookson on

It’s quickly become one of our favorite family activities here in Dodge. It seems to be the one thing all the girls can agree on for a brief family outing, the waterpark! As the trips pile up, I’ve grown particularly fond of what’s known as, the Lazy River. It’s a...

Help Has Arrived

Posted by Dusty Cookson on

It all began “according to plan.” A bus full of elementary age students and adult leaders destined for the much-anticipated Kids Camp somewhere far, far away in northern Kansas. I was looking forward to shaking off the rust from church bus driving. I was excited. We were all...

Conversations Worth Having

Posted by Dusty Cookson on

Ever just spaced out before? I mean absolutely, gone to the world, kind of spaced out? Me neither… But if I’m being honest, I have and I do more frequently than I’d like to admit. It happened again the other day. As I came to I realized I was zoned in on my favorite coffee cup...

Power Play

Posted by Dusty Cookson on

This past month, I found myself completely wrapped up in the Olympics. It’s amazing how an out of shape grown man can become an overnight expert on events like: curling, speed skating, bobsledding, and ice hockey. It cost me valuable sleep and although I never logged a single competitive...

War & Peace

Posted by Dusty Cookson on

In 1938, France simply desired to live in peace, so when their neighbor from the northeast (Germany), was preparing for war, France ignored the immediate threat. Ultimately, the desire for peace did not bring peace. Germany overtook possession of France in short order. Just because we are...

According to (His) Plan

Posted by Dusty Cookson on

As we approach the dawn of a new year, and start filling our minds with unrealistic resolutions that will likely never come to fruition in 2018, may we be reminded of all God has done in our lives. As believers, it’s a healthy reminder to look back and acknowledge all that God has done for...

A Posture of Patience

Posted by Dusty Cookson on

It is no secret patience isn’t always my area of specialty. My wife would affirm. But, what I’ve come to realize is that often my lack of patience is a direct result of a lack (or unwillingness) to trust. It points to a lack of trust in a loving and sovereign God. The same God who...

Celebrating the Win

Posted by Dusty Cookson on

It’s no easy thing for me to say, especially as a St. Louis Cardinals fan. But, the baseball team I’ve grown to loathe, the Chicago Cubs, know how to celebrate a win.   For 108 years, loyal fans stood by their lowly “lovable losers” and committed to an annual...

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