The Shelf

A collection of encouragement, connection, and inspiration
The Shelf

Thank You to All Our Volunteers!

Thank you to all our volunteers!

It’s National Volunteer Month, so we want to pause and thank everyone who serves with our church family throughout the year! Whether you serve with Family Ministries, Hospitality, Community Care, or any other area within our church or beyond its walls, your time and talents make an eternal impact.

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Nothing Can Separate Us

Even though this time of social distancing is temporary, it’s easy to feel lonely or afraid as we’re separated from the people and activities we hold dear. Watch this encouraging message from Pastor Ivan Flores to be reminded that nothing can separate us from God’s love. When we lift our worries to God in prayer and depend on Him for our security, we can find rest in the relationship we most crave.

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God, Elijah, and Ahab

It’s time for another visit to Pastor Dave’s workshop of wonders! In this episode of Stories From The Workbench, you’ll hear about the prophet Elijah and an evil king named Ahab. This story from the Old Testament reminds us today that God alone is the King of Creation, and our great God is worthy of all our love and worship.

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7 Insights From Job About Our God

“We don’t simply need facts about God—we need insight into how He works, who He is, and what He’s about.” Pastor Chuck Swindoll

In our online service from April 26, Pastor Chuck defined insight as the ability to see into and even beyond a situation so that one lives a life above his or her circumstances. In our present circumstances, it’s tempting to look around and wonder what God is doing and why. The final chapter of the book of Job gives essential insight to the nature of God and His plans that can help us gain a wise perspective, surrender in humility to our awesome God, and receive His gracious blessings with thanksgiving.

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“Are We There Yet?”

“Are We There Yet?”—Quarantine Encouragement for Your Marriage

As we were quarantining the other day, my wife, Jamie, turned to me and said, “You know, this is like the family road trip that never ends.” How true, how true . . . I instantly went in my mind to the crowded backseat of my parents’ 1981 Ford Fairmont when I was a child, …

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Don’t Tell Them It Will All Be Fine

Parenting Pathway Blog

On our Parenting Pathway blog, Family Ministries Pastor Dave Carl offered a perspective on how believers can view the challenges the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to our lives. If you’re a parent who wants to know how to talk to your kids about this crisis, or if you’re working to wrap your own mind around how God is present in the midst of suffering, read Dave’s article today.

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Monday Food Drive Update

Monday Food Drive Thank You

Thank you to everyone who gave to our food and supply drive on Monday, April 20! Because of your generous donations, we had enough items to fill nearly six SUVs! We delivered these donations to our community partners that serve our neighbors in need, including Feed My Sheep food pantry in Little Elm, Frisco FastPacs, …

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Connect With Our Church Family

Connect with our Church Family

You may be wondering—How can I stay up-to-date with what’s going on around Stonebriar? That’s a great question, and we have your answer! There are a lot of great things going on that you won’t want to miss, like online groups and events, insights and resources for your daily life, ways to share God’s love, …

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