Author Archives: turnermelisa

Community ~ Memory ~ Identity

2019 finds me once again coming out of a long winter’s nap. I have begun the stretching and the peaking out from my seasonal hibernation. This introvert loves the cozy, dark, limited expectations of the winter season. (If only we … Continue reading

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All Things Beautiful ~ Part 3 of 3 “Beautiful in God’s Time”

God has a plan to fulfill the dreams and the purpose He has established for you. Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter  various trials,3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.  4 And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect … Continue reading

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All Things Beautiful ~ Part 2 of 3 “A Diverse Creation”

He has made everything beautiful in its time. ~ Ecclesiastes 3:11 We have discussed how God can redeem goodness from all the situations in our lives. This time I want to explore how God refines what He has already woven … Continue reading

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All Things Beautiful ~ Part 1 of 3 “Redemptive Goodness”

I had the great privilege to be invited to speak at Wenatchee First Assembly of God’s women’s retreat earlier this Fall. Our theme was He makes all things beautiful in His time based on Ecclesiastes 3:11. In our first session … Continue reading

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Chosen for Influence ~ Part 3 of 3

You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you                                                  to go and bear … Continue reading

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Chosen to be YOU ~ Part 2 of 3

You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit – fruit that will last.  ~ John 15:16a  We are chosen by God. God does not change, therefore he does not change His … Continue reading

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Chosen ~ Part 1 of 3

This spring I was given the amazing privilege to speak for the 15th Annual Almira Coulee Hartline Ladies Retreat! A tremendous honor, as I am almost from there, a hometown girl. But, also, because I was asked to speak on … Continue reading

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