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You Can Believe in Happy Endings Again

You Can Believe in Happy Endings Again Posted by: Kim StiverEaster Sunday: FinshedFocus Verse: "This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!” 2 Corinthians 5:17 Oswald Chambers, the 19th-century...

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The In-Between

The In-Between Posted by: Josh LarrabeeYouth SundayFocus Verse: "Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me.” Psalm 23:4 Mountain tops are exhilarating. You are literally on top of the world as you gaze...

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Generous Giving

Generous Grace Posted by: Josh LarrabeeAll In CelebrationFocus Verse: “Their abundance of joy and their extreme poverty have overflowed in a wealth of generosity on their part.” 2 Corinthians 8:2 A couple weeks ago I had the opportunity to go on a trip with our high...

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Share Your Story

Share Your Story Posted by: Stephanie SmithThis Is Us: Share Your StoryFocus Verse: Many Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman’s testimony, “He told me all that I ever did.” So when the Samaritans came to him, they asked him to stay with them,...

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Engage Community

Engage Community Posted by: Kim StiverThis Is Us: Engage CommunityFocus Verse: “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.” John 13:34 Honor. It’s a word that many of us associate with the...

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Leadership Is A Relationship

Leadership Is A Relationship Posted by: Josh LarrabeeThis Is Us: Know GodFocus Verse: “I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made...

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In The Middle of the Storm

In The Middle of the Storm Posted by: Stephanie SmithGoing Viral: Calm in the StormFocus Verse:“And when he had said these things, he took bread, and giving thanks to God in the presence of all he broke it and began to eat. Then they all were encouraged and ate some...

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Life Is So Unfair!

Life is So Unfair! Posted by: Kim StiverGoing Viral: Opportunity Wrapped in OppositionFocus Verse: “Paul replied, 'Whether quickly or not, I pray to God that both you and everyone here in this audience might become the same as I am, except for these chains.'" Acts...

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A Rule of Life

A Rule of Life Posted by: Miki EarleGoing Viral: Don't QuitFocus Verse: "...I have lived my life before God in all good conscience up to this day.” Acts 23:1 Who of us can make such a statement?  If you were working with a spiritual director or a christian life coach,...

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Above All

Above All Posted by: Josh LarrabeeGoing Viral: Don't QuitFocus Verse: “And now I entrust you to God and the message of his grace that is able to build you up and give you an inheritance with all those he has set apart for himself.” Acts 20:32 It can be tempting to...

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Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Between a Rock and a Hard Place Posted by: Kim StiverGoing Viral: Don't QuitFocus Verse: "About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them, and suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations...

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Start with the One

Start with the One Posted by: Stephanie SmithGoing Viral Focus Verse: “So he reasoned in the synagogue with the Jews and the devout persons, and in the marketplace every day with those who happened to be there.” Acts 17:17 Remember the game “Six Degrees of Kevin...

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This Changes Everything

Jesus Changes Everything! Posted by: Miki EarleGoing Viral: Acts 14:1-15:35 Have you ever experienced the emotion of this declaration? Ever had a situation where one new fact or detail completely changed a circumstance that you thought you understood completely? It...

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Run Your Race

Run Your Race Posted by: Josh LarrabeeGoing Viral: Acts 12:1-13:52Focus Verse: “The next Sabbath almost the whole city gathered to hear the word of the Lord. But when the Jews saw the crowds, they were filled with jealousy and began to contradict what was spoken by...

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Barnabas, The Encourager

Barnabas, The Encourager Posted by: Stephanie Smith Focus Verse: Acts 11:25 "So Barnabas went to Tarsus to look for Saul." Barnabas is the kind of guy you want in your lifegroup. He’s the quintessential team player - leading, following, partnering with,...

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Obedience Opens The Heart To Peace

Obedience Opens the Heart to Peace Posted by: Kim Stiver Focus Verse: Matthew 1:24 "When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife." Once Mary announced her news from the angel, Joseph was...

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Persistence In Prayer

Persistence In Prayer Sermon Text: Luke 1: 26 – 38 Focus Verse: Luke 1:38 “And Mary said, ‘Behold I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.’" “Do not be afraid Mary, for you have found favor with God.” Mary was not merely a...

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Uncommon Gatherings

Uncommon Gatherings Posted by: Stephanie Smith Sermon Text: Acts 9:32-Acts 11:18 Focal Verse: While Peter was still saying these things, the Holy Spirit fell on all who heard the word. Acts 10:44 God has a clever way of bringing people together to spread...

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God Made You To Be A Gift

God Made You to Be a Gift Posted by: Kim Stiver Sermon Text: Nehemiah Focus Verse: Nehemiah 2:18 "And I told them of the hand of my God that had been upon me for good, and also of the words that the king had spoken to me. And they said, “Let us rise up and...

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Chairtime Authors

Kim Stiver

Kim Stiver

Kim recently left corporate life behind to focus on her primary calling and greatest passion: sharing the hope and truth of the Gospel through engaging storytelling. In addition to her enthusiasm for helping people experience the power and exhilaration of studying and knowing the Bible, she authors a spiritual growth blog called Glimmers in the Fog, which offers weekly encouragement with glimpses into the extraordinary and supernatural aspects of everyday living. She and her husband John, a worship leader at Eastpoint, live in Windham.
Stephanie Smith

Stephanie Smith

Stephanie has a passion for the Word of God, and a heart to help others fall in love with the Scriptures. She delights in coming alongside others in community, classes, and in her writing to collectively grow in faith and to live out the gospel of Jesus Christ. Stephanie and her husband Ted live in Windham; together they have raised three wonderful daughters, Jessica, Natalie, and Megan.
Miki Earle

Miki Earle

Miki has spent her life fanning the flame of God’s gifts in others through teaching the Word, coaching and writing. Her life as an entrepreneur has always given her joy but her greatest delight is in sharing the freedom Christ died to bring to us! She currently teaches classes and directs the event choirs here at Eastpoint. Miki and her husband Dave have 4 married children and soon to be 12 grandchildren.
Josh Larrabee

Josh Larrabee

Josh Larrabee is currently interning with Life Groups at Eastpoint. He recently graduated from the University of Southern Maine with a degree in English and hopes to further his education through seminary.