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Trails and Treadmills

A few days ago on a beautiful sunny day, I decided to go for a run at Mason Mill Park in Decatur. Lately, I’ve been running strictly on a treadmill as a warm up for weight training and I wanted to vary things up a bit. Little did I know the amazing time God had…

S.O.A.P.

Bath time at the Millarc household is a happy time. My girls (4 and 6) love getting in the bathtub to pretend they are mermaids, hide among the bubbles, and play with toys together in their own water world. I also enjoy my girls’ bath time for several reasons. I love the smell of clean…

One Another

One of my favorite phrases in the Bible is “one another.” It speaks of community, unity, togetherness, and not being alone. This phrase reminds me that I’m not a lone ranger, lone survivor, or even a lone wolf for that matter. “One another” beckons me to ask for help, seek encouragement, reach out to others…

Spring Cleaning

As we move toward the beginning of spring, many of us engage in a time of spring cleaning. We clear out garages, de-clutter our homes, clean out attics and start working on our lawns and gardens. It’s a time to clean the mess, open the windows, and let the warmth and light shine in. More…

Multiply: Disciples Making Disciples

Exciting days are ahead for Briarcliff Baptist Church. March 2nd kicks off our “Multiply” church-wide Bible study and sermon series. Our mission for 2014 is to be a “Multi” church. Multi-generational, multi-ethnic, multi-racial, multi-language, multi-family, multi-dimensional, and perhaps one day both multi-service and multi-site! At the core of who we are as the people of…

Bodybuilding 101

I know what you’re thinking; you saw the title and immediately thought of dumbbells, torture machines, fad diets, and spandex, lots and lots of spandex. Well, as much as I personally enjoy exercising and lifting weights, being part of Christ’s church is much better than any “pump.”  What really gets my heart rate up is…

Salt and Light in Ice and Snow

Well this week was a little different wasn’t it? The snow, the ice, the stranded motorists and children sleeping in their schools made Winter Storm Leon (since when are storms named by the way?) one to remember.  Many have renamed this week’s snow storm as #snowpocalips2014. I’m sure you’ve seen the drastic images of abandoned…

Ja-NEW-ary Wishes

Can you believe it’s already 2014?!  Wow, as I get older it seems that time moves faster and faster. Regardless, we find ourselves in a new year brimming with potential, opportunities, and new hope. As I consider our future ministry this year I see areas where we need to prepare ourselves for God’s provision. I,…

Truth From Toys

As we celebrate Christmas this week I remember all the things that have made this time of year so special for me throughout my life. Surely celebrating our Savior always comes first, and I’m thankful for parents who always kept Christ at the center of all of our celebrations. But there are also fond memories…

Merry Christmas

Dearest Church Family, What a wonderful 2013 we have had together! Norma and I want to thank you for making this such a fantastic year.  You have opened your hearts to us and we fall more in love with you as each day passes. It’s hard to believe that we have been partners in life…