The Shelf

A collection of encouragement, connection, and inspiration
The Shelf

Lighten the Load

When you feel burdened and worn, where do you turn for rest? If it feels like the weight of the world is on your shoulders, watch this devotional from Ministry Leader Debi Kruder to be reminded of Jesus’ invitation to find rest in Him. If you are able, take a moment to go outside and breathe the fresh air. Ask God to lift the load from your shoulders and meet you with His gentleness, strength, and love.

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The Art of Active Listening

From The Rooted Marriage, Stonebriar’s online marriage ministry, David and Jamie Ake share another encouraging tip from researcher Dr. David Olson. Watch as they discuss the third ingredient for effective communication, active listening, and how this ingredient will strategically give each spouse a deeper level of understanding with their partner. For more resources and encouragement for your marriage, for more resources and encouragement for your marriage, visit

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Be Strong and Take Heart

Be strong and take heart

Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the LORD. (Psalm 31:24, NIV) Take heart, church family—when your hope is in the Lord’s unfailing love, He provides strength to face any challenge. For community and resources for your faith, visit

He is God. We are Not.

Remember, He is God. We are not. Faith is believing He is who He says He is and will do what He says He will do. —Pastor Chuck Swindoll

Remember, He is God. We are not. Faith is believing He is who He says He is and will do what He says He will do. —Pastor Chuck Swindoll God never changes. Let us keep walking in faith as believers in Jesus Christ. Find encouragement, connection, and fellowship at

Separation Anxiety: The Importance of Time Alone in Childhood

Parenting Pathway Blog

Our Childcare Ministry Leader, Cara Barney, shares her thoughts about handling separation anxiety. Our little ones have been with us twenty four hours a day seven days a week for months as we have navigated this pandemic. Now, that we are starting to return to preschool, play activities, and even church, our kids seem to be suffering from separation anxiety. Cara offers advice earned from years of loving and caring for our kiddos at Stonebriar Community Church.

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Listen to the Right Lady

In an era when thousands of advertisements and ideas compete for our attention daily, it’s crucial to ask ourselves this simple question—Who do you listen to? Watch this short devotional from Pastor Tony Cammarota on Proverbs 9, which tells of two voices inviting everyone to listen and learn. Though these voices share a common invitation, choosing which one to listen to could mean the difference between life and death.

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Mother and Daughter Bible Study

Mother Daughter Bible Study

Moms, are you ready to connect and deepen your relationship in Christ with other Christian moms? Stonebriar Mom Network invites you into connection through prayer, bible study, listening, or simply quality time. The Mom Network has a group for each stage and role of motherhood.

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