When I was praying earlier last week, God began to deposit this concept into my mind. You can split up this topic of identity into three components: You are saved and loved by Jesus, therefore no longer going to hell No longer a sinner, but saved You have the Holy Spirit, which means you are … Read more
The birth of my second son brought me close to God in a way I had never experienced before. I know many women have had much worse birth and labor experiences than I have had, but the birth of my youngest was the most painful experience I had ever had in my life. On my … Read more
When I was a kid I grew up with a single mom who was struggling a lot with her mental health. She didn’t believe in God or anything. And I was really struggling with anger. I would have terrifying fits of rage where I would scream at the top of my lungs, completely destroy everything … Read more
Read: Luke 18:1-43 I noticed a theme in these passages: those who make the right decision are those who are willing to give up everything to follow Jesus, and those who make the wrong decision are those who are still hanging on to something that is preventing them from following Jesus. Verse eight implies that, … Read more
I was walking my dog downtown, and he went up to try and sniff someone. I asked him to sit, and then told the girl that she could pet him. I asked her if she wanted prayer for anything. She said I could pray for her family, so I did. I asked her if she … Read more
When I was a kid, I felt really insecure about myself. I performed very well academically, mainly because I was trying to impress my teachers and receive verbal praise from them, especially my male teachers. I lived off of their encouragement because I had no father figure at home who encouraged me. For a long … Read more
My Testimony of Hearing from God, the Continual Healing of her Marriage, and Healing from the Sin of Lying.
A couple years ago I moved to State College, PA because my husband was getting out of the military and had been accepted to Penn State. I moved into a house on the same street as Autumn and Robbie. I quickly became close friends with Autumn because she was always nice, and we both had … Read more
I was driving home today after visiting a friend. On my way home I was thinking and praying because I feel like God is so present in my life and on board with everything I’m doing, and I was trying to figure out how to convey that to people to encourage them. I heard God … Read more
Ecclesiastes 4:12 says, “Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him. And a threefold cord is not quickly broken” (Eccl. 4:12, NKJV). I think this Bible verse describes our church well. We are only three (not counting children) but three feels so much stronger than two. When we were praying together two … Read more
Our first exposure to the Vineyard, and where we fell in love (with the Vineyard–we already loved each other, but Pastor Billy did marry us!), was Greenville Vineyard Church in Greenville, SC, led by Pastors Billy and Rachel Kent. Robbie had moved down to Greenville a month earlier than Autumn and tried out some churches. … Read more
In 2018, Robbie and Autumn traveled to Port Elizabeth, South Africa, where they worked with the local Vineyard church, Fountain Vineyard Christian Fellowship, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Under the leadership of Dave Pedersen, Ricky, Gavin, and Val, we found ourselves truly at home in the Vineyard. This was where we realized we didn’t … Read more
Robbie and Autumn visited Common Ground Vineyard Church in Fort Pierce, FL. Pastors Brian and Angela Jemison are welcoming and interesting to talk with, and they bring to the Vineyard an fascinating and beautiful messianic Jewish background. We highly recommend a visit to the Common Ground Vineyard whenever you are the Fort Pierce region.
Vineyard Trailblazers was planted with help from Derek and Jeri Heilmann of Vineyard Altoona, a Vineyard church in Altoona, PA, the geographically closest Vineyard church to Vineyard Trailblazers. From their website: “We are a community of people who are trying to follow Jesus in such a way that others would want to follow Jesus too. … Read more
Vineyard Trailblazers was planted with the guidance and support of Mark and Pam Couch of Vineyard Base Camp Ministries, a church in Manassas, VA. Vineyard Base Camp, “is a place where we all meet to discover our true identity in Jesus, experience a renewed relationship with Him, and understand our specific purpose in God’s kingdom … Read more
We were in the car when my toddler said she had a stomach ache. I prayed for her right then and there, and she immediately said her stomach didn’t hurt any more!