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You'll find spiritual insight and thoughts from our very own Sister Carrie to encourage and challenge your walk with the Lord. Sister Carrie Rigdon is a published author and blogger and a great asset to Crane Eater and the Kingdom of God. She lives in the Crane Eater Community along with her husband Matthew and children, Lydia and Leeland.

Trusting God when the world is in crisis mode

by: Paul Gay

03/20/2020

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These days are unprecedented for our generation. The world watches as coronavirus (Covid-19) numbers climb across the globe. Fear strikes the hearts of man as so many of us feel alone and isolated in our homes. However, we must heed the Voice of Truth. Over these past few days I have found myself thinking about Psalm 91. Read it when you get a chance.

The first part of the chapters says, “1 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.2 I will say of the Lord, "He is my refuge and my… read more

The Ultimate Symbol of Love

by: Paul Gay

02/13/2020

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We often associate February with hues of pinks and reds, heart symbols, and chocolates. Valentine’s Day is a time when love is celebrated. So many look at cupid with his arrows or heart symbols as a representation of love. However, I’d like to draw attention to another symbol that represents love.

The other day, I took my little girl to a little girls’ accessory shop because she has recently had good behavior at school. I wanted to reward her. I told her she had a limit on the things she could get from the store. She went around and around the… read more

How Do We Step Up To The Plate?

by: Paul Gay

01/12/2020

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Psalm 90:1 Lord, through all the generations you have been our home! (NLT)

This verse is a favorite of mine. Recently, I was reminded of it when my great uncle passed away. He had been a pastor for well over forty years. He was my grandfather’s brother, and my grandfather was also a pastor for over forty years. The generation before them had several people called into the ministry as well. In fact, my great-grandfather and grandfather on my mother’s side helped to disciple my grandfather on my father’s side. This resulted in changes on the other side of my family… read more

Resolve to Serve God in 2020

by: Paul Gay

12/31/2019

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The New Year can usher in a lot of goal setting, big dreams, and resolutions. It’s a clean slate and another chance for us to write our story. But, if you are like me, by the time February rolls around, your goals may need a little tweaking. Have you ever been to a gym in January? There is hardly a vacant treadmill! But, give it a few weeks and things will be back to normal. Why is it like this? Why can’t we stick to our New Year’s resolutions? If I may, I’d like to challenge you to set a… read more

Presents? Presence? Be Present

by: Paul Gay

12/11/2019

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This is the time of year that people make a list and check it twice. Most people exchange gifts for the holidays and for some, picking out that perfect gift for loved ones can be fun but stressful. The topic of conversation in the few days leading up to Christmas seems to be “have you got your Christmas shopping done?” Or, “What are you doing for the holidays?” The hustle and bustle has hit full speed and before you know it, Christmas 2019 will be in the books.

How do we slow down and savor the season? This year, I want… read more

Cultivating Contentment and a Grateful Heart

by: Paul Gay

11/13/2019

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In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. I Thessalonians 5:18

Did you know that there are over 300,000 items in the average American home? (LA Times). Or, that one in ten Americans rents off-site storage? (NY Magazine) We have a lot of stuff and apparently, we are attached to it. Yet, in just a few short weeks, many Americans will rush to stores on Black Friday to get the latest and greatest. I’m not hating on Black Friday. I enjoy a great deal just as much as anyone else. The problem comes… read more