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  • Creighton Blog Created on Monday, 20 November 2017

    By Creighton Alexander At the end of October, my oldest son Canon earned his Eagle Scout rank with 10 other boys in our troop back in Ada. It was a big day that we got to celebrate with two of his grandparents and our family and friends. He also received a lot of cards and gifts from family and friends who wanted to celebrate his accomplishment. Three weeks in, his mom and I are on him to write thank you notes to everyone who helped him either earn his Eagle or celebrated with him. While gratitude is not explicitly mentione...

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  • Guest Blogger Created on Monday, 13 November 2017

    By Michael Dukes For as far back as I can remember, I loved money and hated parting ways with my money. Whether it was the $3 allowance I received every other week as a child or the money I earned doing yard work, I only had interest in stashing the money away and collecting as much as I could. I did this so that one day I could live like Uncle Scrooge, complete with afternoon swims in a swimming pool full of gold coins. It was not until I got married that I first realized that the money I coveted might not be entirely mine...

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  • Guest Blogger Created on Monday, 06 November 2017

    By Kyle Kaneaster My name is Kyle Kaneaster, and I serve as the Finance Committee Chairperson here at Acts 2. I was raised in the church but had an event in my teenage years that caused me to distance myself from God. I stopped going to church until I was married. My wife, Shannon, was raised in the Methodist church. We found Acts 2 in 2003, and after attending for about a year, participating in Disciple Bible Study and many discussions with Mark, I opened my heart and mind to God's plan once again. When Shannon and I joine...

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  • Guest Blogger Created on Tuesday, 31 October 2017

    By Mike Crandall Most people never truly think about their thoughts. They don’t think about where those thoughts come from; how they were formulated; or if they are correct, healthy, helpful to us (or not). The thoughts we have are driven by our beliefs, and we cannot understand our thoughts if we do not understand our beliefs. When we are young, we see, hear and experience all sorts of things that formulate our beliefs. The way we think about generosity and giving is no exception to this. As young children, we watch and li...

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  • Guest Blogger Created on Monday, 23 October 2017

    By Kathy Wallis Giving is really quite simple. You see a cause, a charity, a person or an organization that stirs something inside you and you give. Simple on an island, at least. But, when giving involves the consent or agreement of another or when your giving takes away from another, it is not simple at all. My husband, Dennis, and I both enjoy giving. I would even go so far as to say we are both very generous people. But at times, our giving commitments have been (and occasionally, may still be) very complicated and a so...

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  • Andy Nelms Created on Wednesday, 18 October 2017

    October 27, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Trunk or Treat 6:30 p.m. One Church Worship in the Sanctuary By Andy Nelms Once upon a midday dreary, while I pondered weak and weary, I read my Bible some more. While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As of someone gently rapping at my chamber door. “Tis some visitor,” I muttered, “tapping at my door.” It was the Raven, all black and slender, arrived this time to deliver A message cheerier than the last, although who could forget the past? Quoth the Raven, “Nevermore” arriv...

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  • Mark's Blog Created on Thursday, 12 October 2017

    by Dr. Mark Foster When I was a child, I thought like a child. I spoke like a child and I spent the money I earned like a child...on myself. Yes, I gave my 10 cents of my dollar to the Sunday School offering (my dad was the preacher and my mom was the Sunday School Superintendent), but what I really cared about was the other 90 cents I was about to spend. Wait for it…on Star Wars cards! I would mow lawns, rake leaves, gather, crush, crack, peel and sell pecans and go door to door selling Christmas cards or magazines to buy ...

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  • Guest Blogger Created on Tuesday, 03 October 2017

    By Melissa Nelms It is an exciting time in the life of our youth. There is always an amazing energy as the students return from summer church camps and mission trips that feeds into the spirit of our fall programming. This year has been no different. After a summer of learning and practicing how to lead like Jesus, our youth returned to programming this fall with a heart to serve and mentor those younger than them in our very own congregation. We have senior high students teaching and mentoring 38 Confirmation students each...

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  • Guest Blogger Created on Monday, 25 September 2017

    by Lisa Rodin I never thought I would live in Oklahoma. Just over two years ago, my family moved from Spokane, Wash., to Edmond, Okla. I was in my first trimester of pregnancy with our second child, when we packed up our 2-year-old son and three cats to make the almost 2,000-mile move to a new city where we had no friends or family. On top of that, we were leaving behind BOTH sets of our parents. All that being said, we were determined to make this move our last for the foreseeable future. We were ready to settle down and r...

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  • Guest Blogger Created on Wednesday, 20 September 2017

    By Mandy Horneber This is Wikipedia’s definition of a spiritual gift: “In Christianity, a spiritual gift is an endowment which may be given by the Holy Spirit. These are the supernatural graces which individual Christians need to fulfill the mission of the Church. In the narrowest sense, it is a theological term for the extraordinary graces given to individual Christians for the good of others.” Do you know your spiritual gift? When I started working here at Acts 2 almost nine years ago, I began a new journey with my family...

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  • Andy Nelms Created on Friday, 08 September 2017

    I’ve had the amazing privilege of participating in many different churches. I grew up in rural Oklahoma worshipping at the local United Methodist Church with total attendance each week of about 50. I’ve also had the privilege of worshipping at the largest United Methodist Church in Leawood, KS, at Church of the Resurrection. I’ve worshipped in schools, I’ve worshipped in homes, I’ve worshipped in churches. Of course, I’ve worshipped with Acts 2 UMC, as well! Now, I have the amazing opportunity with One Church to move from w...

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  • Guest Blogger Created on Tuesday, 05 September 2017

    By Melissa Nelms you just have to be vulnerable enough to deal with your own stuff to really be there for someone in their time of need. This is difficult for many people. We’d like to separate what we are going through so we can live in the fantasy of “this would never happen to me because I would do this so differently.” That mentality is unhelpful. Here are some basic guidelines on providing empathy found in a Psychology Today article written by Kate Thieda: In “ I Thought It Was Just Me (But It Isn't)” (2008), Brown ref...

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  • Mark's Blog Created on Monday, 28 August 2017

    “Forgive as quickly and completely as the Master forgave you” (Colossians 3). People who have hurt each other have two options: They can approach one another to attempt reconciliation, or they can avoid each other. That’s it. Edmond is not that big of a town. The law of the family reunion is we can always count on seeing the one person we don’t want to see. As a church family, we trade “getting even” for “getting along.” Perhaps you have even seen this wisdom on a forgiveness meme: The first to apologize is the bravest. The...

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  • Andy Nelms Created on Monday, 21 August 2017

    By Andy Nelms “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” -Proverbs 27:17 I remember the first time I received, what I would call, wise counsel from Mark. It was within my first couple of months on staff at Acts 2. Jeff Hedrick, the Business Administrator, and I were working on building and implementing the, then new, child check-in system. This system uses computers to help safely check-in our children who are in fifth grade and under. Anyway, Jeff and I had been working on this system for what seemed like a l...

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  • Mark's Blog Andy Nelms Created on Tuesday, 15 August 2017

    Tell us about the first time you met each other. Mark: The first time I ever heard of Andy was from my supervisor, Dr. Rockford Johnson. He told me of Andy's interest in church planting and I asked him if I could visit with Andy about his future plans. Chantelle and I met Andy and Melissa for dinner a few weeks later and have been blessed by their presence in our lives ever since. We feel like God brought us together at the perfect time. Andy: The first time I met Mark was at a pastor’s gathering in downtown Oklahoma City. ...

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  • Guest Blogger Creighton Blog Created on Thursday, 10 August 2017

    By Creighton Alexander One of my top 10 favorite movies is “The Breakfast Club” (1985), but not just because Molly Ringwald starred in it. Set on a Saturday in a detention hall, five high school students - the criminal, the athlete, the basket case, the princess and the brain - figure out that they are all looking to find their place in life. Five different strategies, but one common goal: to belong, to matter and to be seen for who they really are. In fact, I could argue that process of how those five strangers become “The...

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  • Guest Blogger Created on Wednesday, 02 August 2017

    By Jenn Shaver The past year for the Shaver family has brought a few life changes. Last summer, I chose to leave my career as an administrator in public education and pursue an opportunity outside of the education realm. I enjoyed what I did and made great friendships with the people that I worked with, but there was something missing. I will never forget the day that my husband Jason and I were at church and a family got up and spoke about their experience in the school system and some struggles they had faced that school ...

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  • Guest Blogger Created on Tuesday, 25 July 2017

    By John Hurd As my friend Jorge and I sat down to speak with a group of teachers from Caballo Blanco, there was one teacher that stood out to me. She was called Chiqui, which means “shorty” in Spanish. While her small stature was very true to the meaning of her name, Jorge and I both came to the conclusion that what she lacks in size, she more than makes up for with a generous and caring spirit. The school where Chiqui works is located 20 miles or so inland from the Pacific coast of Guatemala. She has been working there for...

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  • Guest Blogger Created on Thursday, 20 July 2017

    By Morgan Wright DaySpring South is life changing for anyone who attends, especially teens. Teens today are constantly distracted from God. Cross Point Camp is the perfect place for teenagers to grow closer to God, have fun, learn more about the Bible and connect to friends. I have experienced God's love like never before during DaySpring activities, including communion, Bible study, workshop, BASIC, worship, walking among the trees and swimming in the lake. A typical day at camp starts off with communion at the cross overl...

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  • Guest Blogger Created on Wednesday, 05 July 2017

    By Chad Hoffman Recreation has always been an important part of my life, and I believe that teamwork is a very important part of recreation, whether it be as a VBS leader, volunteer or participant. Sports ministry is a great way to reach all kids and adults, especially those that don’t feel comfortable in big groups. That’s why I think Hero Central VBS is going to be an awesome time. At Hero Central VBS, we will be learning about three Bible heroes and how God can give us strength when we feel weak. We have one game that al...

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