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Formed: IBC Blog

Formed is a platform that gives people a place to wrestle with topics they may tend to avoid and to grow and learn from one another. A tool used to help believers make their faith their own by providing different perspectives and stories while pointing to the gospel and the mission and vision of Irving Bible Church.

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  • PASTORAL STAFF UPDATE
    Announcements

    Pastoral Staff Update

    Barry provides updates on our pastoral staff team and Women's ministry and Amy Aupperlee has a message for our congregation.

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    Formed

    Behold, I stand at the door and knock....

    Disclosure by the author:

    Prolific reader and a mediocre a writer

    Much more effective at making fact based statements than emotional requests.

    1 thing that I believe in, without any doubt is God’s desire and plan for us.

    1 thing that I rely heavily upon and that is research from independent, world renowned organizations (I am an enneagram type 5 and will research any and everything for accuracy and amusement).

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    The Art of Comparison

    Comparison is one of those words that immediately draws up this ugly feeling in our guts, right? We have all felt the rush of dissatisfaction with our own stories when we set them down next to someone else’s only to find them doing “better than” or maybe just “better off.” Whether it is a co-worker, a mentor, an influencer on social media, or even a dear friend that appears to be closer to where we want to be, or who we want to be, we have undoubtedly felt envy, pride, covetousness, and self-pity in the wake of Comparison.

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    Hope & Healing

    5 Tips To Help Someone Feeling Overwhelmed and Discouraged

    Learning to provide comfort and encouragement for those who are experiencing dark days can be challenging. We are told that the “ministry of presence” (just being there) for others is what they need... but how does that work, practically?

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    Gardening

    Is this a perennial or annual? How much sun is needed? Oh, what about our dogs… is this one of the poisonous plants?

    These questions have been part of springtime conversation at the Barnett home as my wife, Amber, and I envision new gardens for our front and back landscape. Before I was pastor, I worked for a landscape crew in Denver, Colorado that specialized in fine gardening. Now, I’m no Master Gardener, but since that time I’ve always enjoyed working with my hands and in the yard.