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An Eye for an Eye, Tit for Tat

Tit for Tat or Not? Which Would You Choose?

by Cherie Fresonke @CherieFresonke When someone is a jerk to you, how do you respond? Do you turn the other cheek? Or do you throw insult for insult—an eye for an eye? Or in other words, tit for tat?     The Tit for Tat Dilemma These types of questions we’ve asked ourselves for the last […]

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Overcome Laziness

How to Overcome Laziness in Seven Practical Steps

by Cherie Fresonke @cheriefresonke Laziness. Is this something you struggle with? Have you ever wondered how to break the lack of initiative and be more productive?     Or perhaps you’re like me. When I’m overwhelmed with everything that needs to be accomplished I’m clueless where to begin. So I error on the side of laziness. If you […]

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Hope

Dreams and Reality

  by Cherie Fresonke @cheriefresonke Do your dreams and reality match? Or has reality pushed your dreams into outer space?   I must admit when my dreams and reality don’t quite line up I can get discouraged. So how do we look past the discouragement and find hope for daily living?   After countless hours of dreaming and eleven […]

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Christmas Memories that Last a Lifetime

Confused about what to buy the little ones for Christmas? Tired of all the expensive toys that are soon forgotten and abandoned? It can be difficult to figure out the best gift, especially if you live far away from your loved ones. That was our problem living overseas. We’re not a part of our grandchildren’s […]

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Trusting God as We Move to Bulgaria

  In the book of Hebrews we learn that Jesus is the author and finisher of our faith (see Hebrews 12:2). Last Friday morning as Keith and I were getting ready to depart for our move to Bulgaria I kept thinking about how one chapter in our lives was ending and a new one was […]

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Getting Out of the Boat

    Have you ever wanted to do something really radical for the Lord, yet felt inadequate or even fearful? Well, for you who have been following our story for the past eleven years (as we have been praying to find a place to buy where we can hold small Go in Peace Weekends in […]

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Walking on the Water

Have you ever felt God calling you to do something greater with your life, yet you felt ill equipped or perhaps even terrified of the task? On our recent trip to Bulgaria (June 12th—30th) we asked one of our team members, Pastor Gilbert Silva (from Calvary Chapel Murrieta), to share the morning devotions for the […]

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Bulgaria Here We Come!

  Bulgaria We are excited for our upcoming trip to Bulgaria (June 12th to 30th). Bulgaria, here we come–again! While there we will be scouting out the land, as well as, hosting our FIRST couples retreat which we are really excited about. Our theme for the retreat: The Most Excellent Way.   And now I […]

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Romania Mission Trip – May, 2014

    Awhile ago I was invited to Cluj, Romania for a short-term mission trip to do a Go in Peace Seminar by a friend of mine named Marcela who grew up in Romania. Since the curriculum was not in Romanian it took about a year to translate it, complete the graphic design and publish it. […]

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How to teach Christ esteem

Four Ways to Teach Christ Esteem to Our Kids

Teach Christ Esteem to Our Kids so that They Can Become All that God Created Them to Be. by Cherie Fresonke, @cheriefresonke Do you desire the kids in your church to become all that God created them to be? When I was asked to do an article on this topic by Calvary Chapel South Bay, […]

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