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Madeleine Turner

Pride and patience

February 5, 2018

I can’t exactly recall the moment I began fervently praying for patience, but it was somewhere between having my first and second child. And within that time frame there have been countless moments where I have cried out, half-prayer, half-curse, “LORD, GIVE ME PATIENCE!!” Read More...

Hospitable hearts

September 1, 2016

It’s not about impressing people, but following God’s example. -Madeleine Turner- More than 20 years ago, a shy, humble elderly man transformed the fellowship at our 6pm church service. How did he do it? He brought a packet of biscuits and Butter Menthols to church. Until that point, people Read More...

Priorities for the pressed

May 19, 2016

The daily dilemma: do I get my heart or my home in order? -Madeleine Turner- Life with a toddler is full on. By far the biggest adjustment I’ve had to make is coming to terms with the fact that there is no such thing as “me time” or “down time” anymore. Not in this season. It’s just Read More...

The Blame Game

December 28, 2015

Why is it always someone else’s fault? -Madeleine Turner- When was the last time you played the blame game? Notice I didn’t ask you if you’ve ever played it. Because if you’re human, chances are you’ve been playing the blame game since you could talk. You only have to spend a few minutes Read More...