Daily Devotional November 30th
“The angel reassured the shepherds. ‘Don’t be afraid!’ he said. ‘I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people. The Savior—yes, the Messiah, the Lord—has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David!” (Luke 2:10-11)
Probably the most familiar story from the Bible is the Nativity story. It is the one story that even those with minimal exposure to Christianity have some familiarity with, even if no others. But the Nativity story is in danger of being wrote off, ignored, glamorized and/or misunderstood for its very familiarity. A couple of weeks ago, in preparation for the oncoming celebrations surrounding Christmas, I began rereading this most well-known story. But at one point I caught myself, my mind having completely wandered into the realm of my list of ‘to dos’ for the day and not on what I was reading at all; I wasn’t even skimming the text. My mind had kicked into some sort of ‘auto’ mode that allowed my eyes to travel over the well-known words while my brain went someplace else entirely. To be honest, I was a little shocked at myself, went back to the beginning and started again...with far more intentionality the second time.
It’s got me thinking though especially as we have now entered into the time of Advent, a time to prepare for Christmas. Is it possible to go on auto pilot through our observances of Christmas as contained in the Bible, while all the while engaging in a very different exercise? Has the story become so familiar that we have entirely lost the wonder, the awe, the incredulousness of the events that make up the story of Christmas? Think about it...
• Angelic visitors, proclamations and a heavenly chorus that lit up the night sky.
• A senior couple become proud first time parents to the greatest prophet, John the Baptist.
• A virgin gives birth to a baby boy, the Messiah.
• A group of shepherds find a newborn in a barn, exactly as told.
• A star begins to shine which leads kings from a far off country to travel great distances to pay homage.
• God, in the person of His Son, becomes human...that inconceivable piece alone should leave us in absolute wonder!
And these are all just the tip of the proverbial iceberg, when it comes to the wonderful things that took place just over 2000 years ago, that we commemorate at Christmas.
If you haven’t read the Christmas story recently, I would encourage you to do so again over the next weeks. Ask God to give you a glimpse of what that first Christmas was like–devoid of family gatherings, turkey dinners, decorated trees, presents and cards. Take some time to seek to read the story with ‘new eyes’ as though for the first time...and catch a glimpse of the wonder that is Christmas!
~ Pastor Jane
Daily Devotional November 26th
“ God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it.” (Ephesians 2:8-9)
Isn’t God’s grace amazing? Think about it. God’s favour given to us...freely...it cannot be earned...the price paid on our behalf was exorbitant and was unflinchingly paid for by God Himself...in order to clean up the mess we made of His good Creation...and yet, despite the great personal cost, God still respects our choice to accept or reject Him!
The Bible, a book whose central character is Jesus, is filled with God’s grace from Genesis 1:1 to Revelation 22:21. After Adam and Eve allow themselves to be misled by the serpent, God’s grace is evident as He proclaims the serpent’s defeat at the hands of a promised Rescuer–who will come from the line of humanity. At Christmas, we celebrate God’s grace as the promised Rescuer makes His debut on the planet–the first and only God-man–but to the human eye an ordinary looking baby boy. God’s grace to us is visible in the physical form of Jesus’ life, which ended on a cross–the perfect, sinless, Son of God put to death for our sin. Jesus’ resurrection too is a testament to God’s grace to us–as Jesus was raised to life, so too we will be raised to new life. And finally, Jesus’ promised return is a tangible demonstration of God’s grace toward us–He’s coming back! All of humanity will bow before the King and will be ushered into the realm that they have chosen while still living–God’s gracious heavenly kingdom or eternity in torment without Him.
God is even gracious in this. He respects our God-given right to choose. No one is required to accept the gift, but each must accept the consequences for the choice we make. Take a moment to put yourself in God’s shoes today...you present a truly amazing gift–it’s taken hours to create and has drained your bank account in the process. As you give it into the hands of the intended recipients, some receive it with sheer amazement recognizing the value of the gift, others take it and find a space on their shelves to put it never to give it a second thought; some refuse the gift entirely and others actively rip it from your hands only to smash it on the ground intent on its destruction.
And again I ask, “Isn’t God’s grace amazing?” Without a doubt! The only thing left to consider is, what will we choose to do with this amazing gift?
~ Pastor Jane
Daily Devotional November 24th
“You are the salt of the earth. But what good is salt if it has lost its flavor? Can you make it salty again? It will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless.” (Matthew 5:13)
As I read this familiar passage from Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, I was struck by a number of questions, “Can salt really lose its saltiness? If so, how? And if it does lose its saltiness, is it still by definition salt?” So this morning I’ve been doing a little research and have discovered that salt in its solid form is a very stable substance. As a chemical compound, NaCl–better known as table salt–happily shares an electron. Even when mixed with water, many of the salt molecules remain suspended in the liquid rather than mixing with it. If electricity is introduced to the ionic components it can be used to separate the sodium from the chloride atoms, but it would then no longer be salt.
So how can this deepen our understanding of what Jesus meant when He said that we are to be the ‘salt of the earth.’ Salt can flavour food; it is used to draw out the water in foods which allows it to cure food for longevity; it is used to create traction on icy roads; it is has also been used to draw out infection. As Christ-followers, we too are to bring a different and pleasant flavour to the world around us; our saltiness can entice others to eliminate unwanted elements from their lives and can point friends and neighbours to eternal longevity; we can assist others over dangerous patches of life; our shared faith can help to bring healing to those sick with sin.
But there is a danger; our saltiness can be diluted when we allow beliefs that do not line up with God’s Word to become a part of our thinking, which then influences our actions. This can in fact leave us susceptible to an even greater danger, separation from the One we follow. Sodium plus chloride atoms equal a table salt molecule; a believer plus Jesus equal a Christian. When sodium and chloride atoms are forced a part, they no longer share an electron, and are no longer by definition ‘salt.’ Today, I would contend that an individual separated from Christ, without the Holy Spirit’s connection, is by definition not a ‘Christian.’ If there was no ability for believers to reject their unity with Christ through the Spirit, why would Jesus warn us against losing our saltiness. Salt that has no flavour is good for nothing but to be thrown out. Jesus did not mean for this to serve as a hypothetical possibility, but as a real life danger that His followers are to pay careful attention to. Salt cannot ‘accidentally’ lose its saltiness, but the possibility still exists.
We are to take seriously our responsibility to be the salt of the earth...not just in helping to bring God’s flavour to a world in serious need of a touch of His salt, but also in our union with the One without Whom we would not possess the flavour of His salty godliness at all. We are to be and bring the flavour that exposes others to the goodness and love of God. Stay connected with your Saviour...provide the irresistibility of God to all you meet.
~ Pastor Jane
Daily Devotional November 23rd
“Each time he said, ‘My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.’ So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” (2 Corinthians 12:9-10)
Paul had a ‘thorn’ or ‘weakness’ in his life that he wanted God to remove; in fact, he prayed three times that God would intervene and miraculously remove the thing that was slowing him down. We don’t know what the ‘thorn’ in Paul’s life was; some guess he might have had failing eyesight as he often used a scribe to write his letters for him, but we don’t really know for sure. What we do know with certainty, however, is God’s response, “No.” What Paul initially saw as an impediment to his work of ministering for Jesus, God saw as necessary.
In today’s culture of pain avoidance, pursuit of optimum health and self-sufficiency, many of us resonate with Paul’s initial request. We don’t like suffering of any kind and avoid it at all costs. But as in Paul’s situation, pain has a purpose. Without pain, suffering or even life’s little inconveniences, how can we grow in patience, perseverance or even contentment? Paul makes it clear, that after hearing his request clearly rejected by God, he was satisfied to ‘suffer’–in fact he boasted about his weakness! I don’t doubt that Paul would have welcomed a change of heart on God’s part, but he was content with God’s answer. What was God’s reasoning for the answer He gave Paul? “When you are weak, then I can demonstrate My glory through your life; when you recognize your own inability, then you will rely on Me to do more than you can do on your own!”
As long as we can rely on our own strength in life, we may be able to take credit for our ‘independence’ but we will never know the real power that is available to those who have learned to trust God fully and on a daily basis. Sure, Paul was a great missionary, fearless in his spread of the gospel, but what produced the amazing results–hearts softened, individuals and communities converted, churches planted? Not Paul, but rather God’s Holy Spirit working through His humbled servant. I have no doubt in mind, that if Paul had begun to take credit or if others had assigned him credit, his work for God would have become hobbled. As strange as it sounds, Paul’s ‘weakness’ freed him to work unrestrained by his own pride and the applause of others. His effectiveness was credited to God’s working through him...because no one in his condition could hope to do what he did without God!
We love the mountaintops of life, times when we can stand in confidence basking in the warmth of the Son and the applause of others; but those are not the times of spiritual growth. They may actually be the times when we are at greatest risk of forgetting whom it is we are to be relying on. In the difficult valleys, we are forced to grow towards the Son, much like the trees in the rainforest must reach ever upward for the sunlight that rarely reaches the forest floor. It is in the valleys, where the struggle is real, that we are most able to recognize our own insufficiency and turn to God for His strength. Times of peace and comfort are enjoyable and provide necessary reprieves from the struggles of life, but our goal should never be to take up residence on the mountaintop. By all means, pray for release from your ‘struggle,’ but also be quick to recognize its benefits to you when and if God tells you, “No.” It may actually be the thing that causes you to tower in your faith as you rely on Him. So, be like Paul; rather than bemoaning your ‘weakness,’ boast in it and watch expectantly to see what God will do in and through you because of it!
~ Pastor Jane
Daily Devotional November 19th
“I lie awake thinking of you, meditating on you through the night.” (Psalm 63:6)
What is it about the aging process that often robs us of a good night’s sleep? The older I get, the more often are the instances that I awake in the middle of the night, unable to shut my brain down in order to return to sleep. Last night was one of those nights, but instead of tossing and turning I chose to get up, at least temporarily. As I worked on my latest crochet project, I turned my thoughts to prayer...who but God am I going to talk to at 2am? I talked with Him about many of the prayer requests in our church family, current global crises, concerns for family members and about plans for the coming months. At one point in my talk, I had the sensation of God’s pleasure–like that of a parent enjoying a conversation with one of their children. It brought tears to my eyes to know and recognize God’s very intimate response in that moment.
It has left me asking a question of myself: why is it I can often conjure up God as disapproving of sin, unrelenting in His expectations, yet often do not recognize God as my parent who loves to spend time with me, who is pleased with my obedience and desire to become more in-tune with His Spirit within me? Why is it so much easier to picture God as frowning or impassive than with a smile of genuine love? Of course I know these things in my head, but last night was a moment when my feelings were able to recognize this wonderful fact. My heavenly father and I, alone, just chatting.
How much richer would our relationship with God be if we could more easily recognize that He is a Father who loves to laugh and spend time with His children. He is genuinely pleased when we choose not only to serve Him, but seek to spend time in His Word and take the time to just ‘chat.’ Yes, I did lose out on a couple hours of sleep last night and it was somewhat more difficult to get out of bed this morning, but I am grateful for the time I had to spend with my heavenly Father last night. I caught a glimpse of what David felt when he wrote, “I lie awake thinking of you, meditating on you through the night.” May we all experience God more in this way!
He is waiting...
~ Pastor Jane
Daily Devotional November 18th
“What good is it, dear brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but don’t show it by your actions? Can that kind of faith save anyone? Suppose you see a brother or sister who has no food or clothing, and you say, ‘Good-bye and have a good day; stay warm and eat well’—but then you don’t give that person any food or clothing. What good does that do? So you see, faith by itself isn’t enough. Unless it produces good deeds, it is dead and useless.
Now someone may argue, ‘Some people have faith; others have good deeds.’ But I say, ‘How can you show me your faith if you don’t have good deeds? I will show you my faith by my good deeds.’ You say you have faith, for you believe that there is one God. Good for you! Even the demons believe this, and they tremble in terror. How foolish! Can’t you see that faith without good deeds is useless?” (James 2:14-20)
These verses from the second chapter of James is a call to action. While I fully acknowledge that we are saved apart from works–we can’t earn our way to heaven–never should we then assume that our faith does not require our active participation. Yes, Jesus did everything to secure our place in heaven and all that is required is for us to believe in order to enjoy eternity. But our belief is demonstrated through the tangible effort on our part to demonstrate our relationship with God himself. We are to show love, generosity, compassion, mercy and forgiveness as the hands and feet of Jesus in our world today; as living embodiments of the Holy Spirit it is imperative that our lives actively display God’s love for others. In other words, we’ve got to ‘walk’ our ‘talk.’
During this time of COVID-19, I still struggle with how to do this on a regular basis. Many church programs designed to help others, which have made serving others easier, have necessarily been shut down; we are being told to limit our interactions with others–and especially those outside of our ‘circle’; the fear of catching the virus has made others wary of receiving anything from our gloved hands and masked faces. But the call to action inspired by our faith has not changed. The means by which we help others may need to change, but the mandate to do so has not.
What needs do you see? Ask God for His creativity to begin helping. And as the Christmas season approaches, let’s be intentional. It has become abundantly obvious that we can’t just ‘wait this out.’ Let’s find ways to provide solutions for others. Let’s find ways to be Jesus’ hands and feet to those around us. Let’s actively show His love, generosity, compassion, mercy and forgiveness to all those God brings into our lives and whose needs we become aware of. Let's show the world what our faith with a pulse looks like!
~ Pastor Jane
Daily Devotional November 17th
“So Boaz took Ruth into his home, and she became his wife...and she gave birth to a son. And they named him Obed. He became the father of Jesse and the grandfather of David.” (Ruth 4:13,17)
Have you ever met someone you thought was beyond God’s redemption? Whose story was just so messed up that nothing short of a miracle could bring any good from it? When I think of Lot, Abraham’s nephew, he is for me one of those individuals who I might be tempted to ask the question, “What possible good can come out of his story?”
Here is a man taken in by his uncle Abraham after the death of his father, Haran. He travels with him to the land of Canaan and experiences the benefits of wealth–sheep, goats, tents–just as Abraham did; their two groups become so large they must separate. Abraham offers Lot the choice of any land he prefers, which as the elder is by all rights his to make. Lot calls dibs on the lush pasture land of the Jordan Valley and settles among the cities of the plain whose people are known for their wickedness.
Twice we read of Lot’s uncle needing to rescue him–once when he is captured by an enemy army and once when God decides to eliminate the towns of the plain where Lot had settled his family. Today, children are taught bits of Lot’s story in Sunday school–how he separated his holdings from his uncle Abraham’s and how two angels rescued him from the inferno God unleashed on the city of Sodom and of course how his wife looked back and turned into a pillar of salt. However, the stories involving his daughters are often left untold or glossed over.
To have lived with Lot as one of his daughters was not an enviable position. When some of the men of Sodom demand that he hand over the two men (two angels) for them to gang rape, Lot offers his two virgin daughters in their place. “Do to them whatever you want, but leave these men alone” (Genesis 19:8). God, through his angels, intervenes on their behalf and rescues not only Lot, but also his daughters from the unimaginably terrible offer of their father.
After seeing the angels blind all of the men, Lot and his family remain reluctant to leave the city. The angels literally have to lead them out of Sodom then instruct them to run to the mountains. Lot, still unwilling to trust and obey God’s instructions fully, asks that they allow the family to flee to one of the towns, for which they are given permission. It is at this time that Lot’s wife looks back and is turned into a pillar of salt. God unleashes his punishment and all the area is scorched with fire and burning sulphur. Lot second guesses his decision to go to Zoar because he fears the people and moves his two daughters and himself into a cave in the mountains.
If Lot’s story isn’t bad enough yet, it is about to get worse. His two daughters see their hope of having children and securing their futures in jeopardy. We don’t know how long they lived in the cave, but in their desperation they enact a plan to each become pregnant by their father. They get him drunk on two successive nights and each has sex with him. The oldest daughter has a son and names him Moab; the younger daughter has a son and names him Ben-ammi.
Is it possible for God to work out a measure of redemption from the life of Lot–a man who put his needs before his uncle’s; who thought nothing of moving into a city with a reputation for profound wickedness; who was willing to sacrifice his daughters to be treated in a most shameful manner to preserve his honour as a host; who resisted obedience to God’s directions; who allowed himself to become so drunk that he wasn’t even aware of impregnating his own daughters?
Amazing as it may sound, yes, God can! The verse above details some of the individuals of Jesus’ genealogy. We all know that the Messiah came from King David’s line. But go back just three generations to one of David’s great grandmothers, Ruth, a Moabite from the land of Moab who was a descendant of Lot and his eldest daughter! Lot’s story reminds me that no one’s story is beyond God’s redemptive touch. Lot made some poor choices and suffered the ignominy and consequences of having chosen to live a life apart from God. It didn’t have to turn out that way for Lot, except for the choices he made. And yet, even his story, is used to demonstrate God’s power and His ability to bring about His good plan. No one...absolutely no one...is beyond God’s ability to redeem!
~ Pastor Jane
Daily Devotional November 16th
“For we must all stand before Christ to be judged. We will each receive whatever we deserve for the good or evil we have done in this earthly body.” (2 Corinthians 5:10)
Not to begin the week off on a morbid note, but have you thought about what you would do with your day if you knew that it was your last? If you’re like me the idea of life’s brevity and uncertainty aren’t subjects you dwell on; however, this morning I was reminded through my devotional reading that life should be lived every day with intentionality. It’s easy to get caught up in our thinking about all the things on our ‘to do’ list. We allow the noise of the important to drown out the urgent.
The Bible makes it clear that when an individual enters into a relationship with God they become citizens of heaven. The Holy Spirit is given to each of us as assurance: the life we know here and now is entirely temporary. Paul tells us that once we have left this earthly realm, we will be given new bodies that are suited to a life of eternity in heaven. It’s a wonderful promise. But what of the present? If we know what’s coming is best, what should our view of the here and now be? As a people whose citizenship is in heaven, we are called to serve God as ambassadors in this foreign world–earth.
When people look at Christians–God’s ambassadors–they should at least catch a glimpse of the Lord we serve, the Holy Spirit who resides within, children of God growing in grace and love. As we mature in our faith, that reflection should grow to the point of irrepressibility–the ‘glow’ of heaven’s light should shine brightly in and through us.
Dear Christian friend, is this true of you? Can people actually learn about the God you serve simply by watching you? I have been challenged by this thought and the best way I can think of to ensure this reality is to treat this life as though it could be over...today...and to live accordingly. We all need times in our lives to refocus–reminders of what is truly important. What we do in this life matters. One of the ways to live a truly meaningful life as God’s children is to remember Paul’s words above, “For we must all stand before Christ to be judged. We will each receive whatever we deserve for the good or evil we have done in this earthly body.” Should you find yourself still on planet earth in your physical body at the end of this day, I pray that both you and I will have accomplished good work for which we will be rewarded...and every day, before God takes us home.
~ Pastor Jane
Daily Devotional November 12th
“If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. But if you are dishonest in little things, you won’t be honest with greater responsibilities. And if you are untrustworthy about worldly wealth, who will trust you with the true riches of heaven? And if you are not faithful with other people’s things, why should you be trusted with things of your own?” (Luke 16:10-12)
How many times have we missed out on the incredible because we refuse to be obedient in the mundane? That was the question I was left asking myself after reading again the story of Naaman and Elisha. If you’re not familiar with the story, I would encourage you to read 2 Kings 5. The story is of a great military commander, Naaman, who served under the King of Aram, but he had leprosy. A servant girl captured from Israel tells his wife of a prophet who can heal her husband’s condition. Long story short, he travels to Israel and is there instructed by the prophet Elisha to go bathe in the Jordan River seven times. The prophet doesn’t even pay Naaman the courtesy of meeting him in person; he just sends the instructions through a messenger. Naaman is furious–probably as much by the prophet’s apparent lack of respect for his person as by the simplistic instructions given. He takes personal affront...and almost misses out on a miracle!
A servant responds to Naaman’s angry outburst, “My father, if the prophet had told you to do some great thing, would you not have done it? How much more, then, when he tells you, ‘Wash and be cleansed’!” So, with nothing to lose and everything to gain, Naaman goes to the Jordan River and dips himself in its waters seven times. When he emerges from the water on the seventh time he was completely restored; the leprosy was gone! Not only has he been given a new outer skin free of leprosy, Naaman now also has a new heart. He recognizes that the God of Israel is the only God and he determines to serve only Him for the remainder of his days.
Think of all this great man would have missed out on if he had not obeyed the clear voice of God through His prophet, delivered by a messenger. Isn’t that often the way of life for us as well? It is only as we learn to obey in the little things, that we will experience God’s work in our lives. How often do we under rate the need for faithfulness in our everyday lives, all the while seeking some great sign or intervention from God? It is good for us to remember that life with God is most days summed up by the prophet Micah, “the Lord has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God” (Micah 6:8). Like Naaman, let’s learn to obey daily in the ‘mundane’ in order that we may experience the incredible!
~ Pastor Jane
Daily Devotional November 10
“It was by faith that Abraham obeyed when God called him to leave home and go to another land that God would give him as his inheritance. He went without knowing where he was going. And even when he reached the land God promised him, he lived there by faith—for he was like a foreigner, living in tents.” (Hebrews 11:8-9a)
The Book of Hebrews provides us with a list of individuals who showed their faith in God and accomplished some remarkable acts because of it. We should not for that reason, however, set them on pedestals of faith which are unattainable for the rest of us. When we go back to their life stories, contained in the Old Testament, we find that time and again they are as human as the rest of us; they were in fact as prone to doubt and misplaced faith as we all are. Take Abraham for example; he was a man of incredible faith. God told Abraham to leave his family and travel to a land that God would give his descendants, who would be as numerous as the stars and from whom would come blessing for all the families of earth–who we know was Jesus. Despite being childless at the age of 75, with a wife who was only ten years younger, Abram believed God’s promise. He picked up everything he had, left everything he had ever known, in order to travel to a place he had never been. A truly incredible act of faith. However, shortly after leaving we discover that there is one area of his life that Abraham doesn’t trust God as fully as he should and makes some terrible decisions as a result.
No, I am not talking about the infamous story involving Sarah’s slave, Hagar; that would serve more as an example of Sarah’s lack of faith as she attempted to help God’s promise along. And those of us familiar with that story know how badly it turned out! No, I am talking about an area of this man of faith’s life in which he experienced a failure to demonstrate full faith and trust in God and made some terrible mistakes as a result. He trusted God to give him children. He trusted God to give him a promised land. He did not, however, fully trust God with his life. How so? Check out two very similar stories in Genesis 12:10-20 and Genesis 20. Abraham and his family lived a nomadic lifestyle and the Bible records how on two separate occasions Abraham instructed his wife to say that she was his sister. Why would he do that? Because he feared that the rulers of the land they were entering would kill him to get to her. As a result, Abraham literally hands over his wife to another man...twice! Sarah is first given to Pharaoh of Egypt and becomes part of his harem. We don’t know how long Sarah was forced to endure being Pharaoh’s ‘wife,’ but we do know that her rescue had to be engineered by God. He inflicted Pharaoh’s household with terrible plagues until it was discovered that she was in fact already married and was returned to Abraham.
It’s not bad enough that Abraham does this once, but he repeats the scenario some twenty years later, just a brief matter of months after God tells him that he will have a son through Sarah in a year’s time. They have traveled to Gerar, when Sarah is once again taken to be the wife of King Abimelech, after being introduced as Abraham’s sister. Not only has Abraham allowed his wife to again suffer this betrayal in order to save his own skin, but he is messing around with God’s time line. Sarah should be pregnant with Abraham’s son soon, not a strangers! God again intervenes on her behalf...and on behalf of His plan. This time He speaks to Abimelech in a dream and pronounces him a dead man unless he returns Sarah to her rightful husband. King Abimelech is quick to act and returns Sarah to Abraham along with compensation for the wrong done to her.
Before we’re too hard on Abraham, let’s first consider the areas of our lives where our faith in God might be too thin. Abraham believed God’s promises and he is held up as an example to follow in the Book of Hebrews...though obviously not in all areas of his life. We can have strong faith in some areas of our lives too yet still lack total and complete faith and trust in God. Let’s be open to having God grow us in the area of faith. If Abraham still had room for improvement, why should we be any different?
~ Pastor Jane
First licensed for pastoral ministry in 1994, Pastor Jane Peck has served in camp and church ministries in three denominations, five provinces and in a variety of roles. Her most recent position is that of Pastor at Hope Chapel which she began in 2020. She is excited to see what God can and will do in the days to come!