Faith Perspectives Blog

Revelations and conversations about life and faith.
We believe that strong convictions, firm faith, and friendly conversations can co-exist. Browse the Faith Perspectives blog to find stories about how life and faith intersect in the real lives of our staff and church family.
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This May my son will turn one, and I am grateful.  I always wanted to be a dad. However, two years ago, at the age of 47, I didn’t think it would happen. I thought that I
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Outdoor Easter Celebration – 2021

Thank you Lord for your Indescribable Gift. It was a beautiful day to worship the Lord and celebrate his resurrection. It was wonderful to see familiar faces and to welcome some new ones. Thanks to
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Healing Inflammation

Pain is a universal experience. Every single person is inflicted with it in some way during their lifetime. Individually, we experience physical pain, emotional pain, and social/economic pain. Inflammation. Because we are a community of
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Learning to Float

It took me two years to learn to swim. It was scary. It was unfamiliar—that putting my head in the water and all that. My mother-in-law never did learn to swim and until she passed
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He Equips The Called

God chooses to use Moses to save the Israelites from their Egyptian oppressors…even when Moses felt unworthy and inadequate.
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Tree of Life

I am obsessed with the tree of life. I have it on necklaces, paintings and cut out of wood. I rarely leave home without one. This image has become a significant part of my story. Somewhere in my early
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Missions Moment – January 2021

Mission board president, Melissa Anderson, gives an update about the interfaith community partnerships that Chandler Nazarene supports. Chandler First Church of the Nazarene is located near downtown Chandler, Arizona. We have a heart for showing
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Strong Love

I heard someone say that the male psyche doesn’t like love “language” or love “words” because it feels weak. I agree that the brains of men and women are wired differently. But I don’t think that men are inherently born with an idea that love is weak. I believe it is a concept that some people are taught when they are young.
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Notes Between Neighbors: Faith, Hope, & Love

But for right now, until that completeness, we have three things to do to lead us toward that consummation: Trust steadily in God [faith], hope unswervingly, love extravagantly. And the best of the three is
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Tune My Heart

One of my favorite hymns is, “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing,” and the next line is “tune my heart to sing thy grace.” Do you ever think about the words of a song when you’re singing? What does that line mean, anyway?
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