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Friends of God

In community we are hurt; in community we are healed.

Dear church…

Because of the first, it is hard for people to enter new communities.  The vulnerability of sharing who you are with someone else stirs up fear left by past rejections.  And, yet my favorite moments of ministry are when I am among a group of people who have found their way past “what will they think of me” and can tease one another, share their inner thoughts, and laugh. 

Friendship is at the core of our faith.  Jesus calls us to be friends of God.  But to do so, we need to learn to be one another’s friends.  To be another’s friend begins with delight—delight in who you are and delight in who is the other.

Psalm 37:4
Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Where the world looks to judge and control; God’s friends look at what has been created.  Where the world looks to use, God’s friends look for delight.  Where the world seeks followers, God’s friends seek simply to see the glory of the person who is in front of them. 

In God’s Love,Heather

Reverend Heather DeVoe Miner, M.Div

Reverend Heather DeVoe Miner, M.Div

Rev. Heather served as the pastor at NLBCC until 2022. She continues to spread the loving and inclusive message of Christ, serving a church in Boise, Idaho.

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