Elmbrook Stories

I've Learned to Trust in Him: Lora's Story

November 11, 2015 by Ann Blackburn in Finances
Tags: finances, generosity, give, giving, money

I've Learned to Trust in Him: Lora's Story by Ann Blackburn   Lora came to Elmbrook’s budget coaching ministry in 2010. Her husband, who had handled all of their financial matters including paying all the bills, had passed away a few years earlier leaving Lora alone to face a frightening new world of budgeting, paying bills, and tough financial decisions. “I was quite nervous at that time about my financial security," she said. Lora was living on her husband’s...

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Not the End of the Road... Just a 90-Degree Turn

September 25, 2015 by Jeanine Bly in Life Change
Tags: adult children, divorce, journey
Not the End of the Road... Just a 90-Degree Turn

Not the End of the Road... Just a 90-Degree Turn  by Jeanine Bly   Although I am a writer, when it comes to being published, I am far more comfortable as an editor and reviewer. I feel blessed reading and preparing other people’s stories and experiences for publication, for readers to be touched and impacted by. Certainly, my own story would not be as interesting, or impactful, or able to be used by God to bless other women as other people’s stories do. My journey...

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Katrina: A Look Back

Katrina: A Look Back by Pam Knoll   This month marks the 10-year anniversary of Elmbrook Church sending its first Disaster Response team. While this may be an old story to some, Katrina's impact launched disaster relief at Elmbrook Church and serves as a good reminder of what it means to BE the church. In September 2005, 20 people under the leadership of Mary Ann Lee traveled to Pine, LA to assist in Katrina efforts. Two and a half weeks later, another team led by Pam Knoll...

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