Broken

by Alisha Bauman-Farley of Indianapolis, IN Every day is a new day. Every second is a new chance to stop and change the way we choose to respond to the many interactions we may face. Just as every human out there, I have gone up against difficult situations that have challenged me and at times broken me into the shards of a destroyed window fractured by a rock. My health has become broken. Over the years we have searched for answers to what could be wrong only to find ourselves empty handed, simply treating the symptoms that tease me each and every day. Before my disorder flooded my body, I… Read More

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Holding Your Breath

You can’t kill yourself by holding your breath…. Have you seen “Despicable Me” when the little girl holds her breath because she does not get her way? I think I do the same thing with Jesus, but just in other ways. When we accept Christ’s love, are we placing conditions with it? For example: “I will accept this love of yours, Jesus, only if you give me everything I ask for and do it exactly how I expect it to be done. If not then I will hold my breath until you agree.” How do we “hold our breath”? As much as we think we could be hurting Jesus or… Read More

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A Lesson in Patience

A Lesson in Patience Originally Published in the 12/13/2013 Herald  Connect | Engage | Inspire Herald Magazine https://heraldmagazine.wordpress.com/2013/12/13/a-lesson-in-patience/ By Alisha Bauman, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA One night my (then) fiancé and I decided to order a pizza. After waiting the amount of time we were told it should take, I drove over to pick it up. The moment I walked in I realized they were super busy. The staff told me it would be a few more minutes. An older man who had just ordered his pizza turned to me and asked if he could use my phone. He needed to tell his wife when he would be home with food. I… Read More

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Passion in Ministry

A Testimony – Alisha Bauman Fear holds us captive, hindering our first steps toward living by Christ’s example. Fear is our greatest foe. Fear of failure to open ourselves to God’s directions. Fear of being too tired from every day life. Fear of being able to keep meeting the needs of the congregation. And fear of the unknown. – Alisha Bauman, Teamwork Overcomes Fear, Herald Vol.157 No.8, p 31

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“You Are Not Doing Your Job”

On this Mission Initiative Monday we examine “Invite Others to Christ.” As I was looking through the archives I found this one from Alisha Bauman-Farley (from 2012) and wanted to share.   https://heraldmagazine.wordpress.com/2012/02/14/you-are-not-doing-your-job/#comments “You Are Not Doing Your Job” BY ALISHA BAUMAN, Carmel, Indiana, USA A few months back a non-church friend confronted me about a serious issue. “Why haven’t you invited me to church? You are a minister. You are not doing your job.” I quickly invited him to church, feeling that is what he wanted to hear, and I apologized for not doing it before. I now realize those were not the right words. I thought about what I would… Read More

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Why I follow Jesus

Why I Follow Jesus… BY ALISHA BAUMAN, Zionsville, Indiana, USA My favorite mentors are people I have known my entire life from church. They have watched me grow, attempted to direct me in life choices, and picked me up when I have fallen. I never understood why they loved me, and at times I wondered why they ever would want to love me. Their love is a love that is filling. It has the power to overcome failure. It has absorbed every tear I have allowed to fall and has destroyed every wall I tried building. It has taken me some time to realize all that. Having been raised in the… Read More

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