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  • Guest Blogger Created on Monday, 22 January 2018

    By Melissa Nelms “He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the foreigner… giving them food and clothing.” -Deuteronomy 10:18 If you ask any youth-age student what their favorite thing is about youth group and what they wish their youth group could do more often, I guarantee you that 99% of the time they will say lock-ins. Lock-ins! As adults, the luster of lock-ins has worn off. Minimal sleep on a hard floor in a Sunday school classroom isn’t necessarily our idea of a fun time. So when you add a 30-ho...

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  • Guest Blogger Created on Friday, 05 January 2018

    By Russell and Maree Jones We move around a lot due to Russell's job, and when we relocated from Florida to Oklahoma, our family was pretty lonely. Oklahoma is the furthest we’ve ever lived from “home,” and we knew we needed to establish some kind of community here. But how do you even begin connecting with total strangers? After we began attending Acts 2, we knew we wanted to get more involved, as well as become members and hopefully make some friends along the way. That’s when we saw something called Dinner For Eight (D48...

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  • Guest Blogger Created on Tuesday, 02 January 2018

    By Jim & Tracy Hill Jim Hill: I grew up in Healdton, Oklahoma. It is a small town where everyone knows each other. We went to the Baptist church where I attended Sunday school and VBS. My family attended Sunday mornings and nights, as well as classes on Wednesday nights. One of my biggest memories of church was the Sunday my brother and I were baptized. The pastor could break out in prayer at any time and he chose to break into prayer when he immersed me. The prayer was almost longer than I could hold my breath. I thought I...

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  • Guest Blogger Created on Tuesday, 19 December 2017

    by April Yarholar People say there is no love like a mother’s love. And since becoming a mother myself, I now have a better understanding of the raw nature of love that is between a parent and child. I understand the words my mom used to say to me, “Maybe you’ll understand when you become a mother.” A lot of the things she used to say to me make more sense now. I wish I could tell her that along with about a million other things. I lost my mom back in 2011. She lived 8 years with the aftermath of a massive stroke which took...

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  • Guest Blogger Created on Monday, 04 December 2017

    By Melissa Nelms “The angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.” -Luke 1:30 When I read Mary’s story in the Gospel of Luke a painful image comes to mind. Now when most people read this story, or at least the commentaries I’ve read, Mary is seen as the ever-humble, ever-obedient, overjoyed expectant teen mother of our Lord and Savior. No questions. No doubts. No fears. Really?! An angel of the Lord appears to this 14-year-old girl, who is engaged but not yet married, and tells her she is ...

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  • Guest Blogger Created on Tuesday, 28 November 2017

    By Joetta Myers I remember my daughter asking me about Advent when she was a little girl. I told her Advent is the time when we prepare ourselves to celebrate the birth of Jesus and thank God for this great blessing. I went on to tell her that a blessing is something given to us for which we can be thankful. Recently, I was listening to the K-Love radio station and they said being grateful for your blessings was actually good for your well-being and health. Then, as Pastor Mark was preaching during the “Taking the Next Step...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Guest Blogger Created on Thursday, 15 June 2017

    By Jeff Hedrick As we approach Father’s Day, I am reminded of how blessed I am to be a father. Seeing my son Marc grow into a responsible adult has been one of my most fulfilling accomplishments in my life. That is not to say that it was all smooth sailing, because there were certainly waves in the ocean along the way. My son, for example, endured a father that gave too much attention to a career, was not as patient as he should have been and often expected him to be too much like I wished I were. At the age of 13, a divorc...

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Edmond, OK 73012
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