June 27, 2016 — by Becky Lahna

Our God Is Faithful

The weeks leading up to my move to California have been full of contemplation.  Looking forward and looking back.  I’ve been in Boston for 11 years now.  These years have been both difficult and joyful.  I’ve experienced the highest of highs and the lowest of lows.  But what if I hadn’t come to New England 11 years ago?  What if I had stayed in the familiarity and comfort of what was known back in Chattanooga, Tennessee?  It’s conceivable.  From the outside looking in, there was really no reason to move to Boston.  Life was good back in Tennessee.  I had friends.  We played softball (and won!). 

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January 25, 2016 — by Becky Lahna

Church Planting: The Place Where Vision And Burden Meet

Six years ago I had a conversation that profoundly impacted me and my understanding of calling.  The context: I had been studying the Bible with a college student for a few weeks.  She did not identify as a Christian but was eager to learn more about Jesus.  We were looking at the story of Jesus’ death on the cross in Luke 23.  As we read through the passage, I watched her body language change.  She sank back in her chair; shoulders turned in and head down.  “What’s wrong?” I asked.  “If Jesus really is God and he died, what good is it for us?  That’s a terrible end to the story.”  A light bulb came on for me.  It was an aha! moment.  I realized that she had never heard the end of the story.  She didn’t know that Jesus was raised from the dead!  She didn’t know the Good News of Easter.  And how could she unless someone told her?

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