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EVENT RECAP: FCA Coaches Marriage Retreat

By Rich and Kelly Packard
August 10, 2022

Oh, how we value your prayer support! We felt empowered and strengthened throughout the recent FCA Coaches Marriage Retreat. We received so many encouragements and reminders of your prayer support prior to the retreat and throughout the weekend.  The retreat went reall...

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Our Spiritual Opponent: The Adversary

By Kelly Packard
July 25, 2022

1 Peter 5:8 “Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.” A career as a basketball coach has yielded insight about the scouting process that takes place prior to facing an opponent. One aspec...

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Journaling=My Worship

By Kelly Packard
July 24, 2022

Hebrews 4:12 “For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” The word of God is living and active. Capab...

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Understanding Grieving People

By Kelly Packard
November 17, 2021

Isaiah 53:3 “He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief...” There have been thousands upon thousands of books written about grief and the grieving process. Suffice it to say, then, that this short blog will represent a miniscul...

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Hope After Heartache

By Carl Stagner
October 14, 2020

Colorado Couple Comes Alongside Grieving Parents  Their world came crashing down in June 2013. Described as an “amputation” of the family’s heart, the tragic loss of Rich and Kelly Packard’s son Derek left not only a gaping hole in their household,...

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The Great Exchange

By Kelly Packard
May 09, 2020

Isaiah 61:3 “...to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of despair.”  Here’s my ashes.  I receive a crown of beauty. A Great Exchange. Here’s my mourning. IS th...

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Peace

March 08, 2020
John 14:27 “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” Life circumstances, including catastrophic loss, have shown me that the peace Jesus is referring to in John ...

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To Whom Shall We Go?

By Kelly Packard
March 08, 2020

John 6: 60, 67-68 “On hearing it, many of his disciples said, “This is a hard teaching. Who can accept it?” “You do not want to leave too, do you?” Jesus asked the Twelve. Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words...

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Finding Hope at Starbucks

By by Kelly Packard
March 08, 2020

But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to be...

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