One Mile at a Time

Running long distances was never something I intended to do. In high school, I was expressly against it. I ran track, but as a sprinter, 400 meters was my limit. I had no intention of joining the insane people who ran miles and miles at a time. Something changed in my...

Find Your Place

When I was going into my junior year of college, I transferred from a very small university with an on-campus student population of about 400 to a larger university with more than 2,000. At the time, the only person I knew on campus was my husband Andy. We were dating...

A Prayer for a New Year

As you enter a new year, begin by renewing your covenant with God with this prayer: I am no longer my own, but yours. Put me to what you will, rank me with whom you will. Put me to doing, put me to suffering. Let me be employed by you or laid aside for you, Exalted...

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Recent Posts from the Acts 2 Team

One Mile at a Time

Running long distances was never something I intended to do. In high school, I was expressly against it. I ran track, but as a sprinter, 400 meters was my limit. I had no intention of joining the insane people who ran miles and miles at a time. Something changed in my...

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Find Your Place

When I was going into my junior year of college, I transferred from a very small university with an on-campus student population of about 400 to a larger university with more than 2,000. At the time, the only person I knew on campus was my husband Andy. We were dating...

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Reflecting and Resolving

The week between Christmas and New Year’s Day is one of my favorite times of the year. After the rush of Christmas, as Courtney and I take off work to spend time with family, I love to look back on the last year, dream about possibilities, and make resolutions for the...

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A New Christmas Pattern

By Chantelle Foster The women in my life went all out for Christmas. Their houses were transformed with Christmas decorations. The breadth of Christmas décor didn’t stop with trees, stockings and wreaths. It extended to every type of surface in our homes including the...

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Celebrating Christmas with Children

In the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it is easy to become distracted and lose sight of what truly matters on Christmas. This is especially true for little ones who can’t wait to see what Santa brings them! While it is fun to talk about Santa and to see the...

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A Radical Thanksgiving

“Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers,  for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it.”  Hebrew 13:2 When I was about 11 years old I shared Thanksgiving with a brother and sister who were essentially homeless, and though their presence...

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Protecting Priorities

When I was twelve, my dad bought what seemed to me an old, run-down car after selling the SUV he’d bought brand new just a few years earlier. At the time, I was embarrassed. Now, when I reflect on that decision, I realize that he was modeling love, sacrifice, and...

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