Posted on: April 17, 2021 Posted by: vufc2 Comments: 0

Sabbath Beginnings

By Brock Bondurant Exodus 34:21 – “Six days you shall work, but on the seventh day you shall rest. In plowing time and in harvest you shall rest.” About a year ago, I was experiencing burnout; fatigue and frustration. I was constantly on the move going from one thing to another. I wanted to work, to workout, to coach, to mentor, to run, to bike, to help others, to travel,…

Posted on: April 16, 2021 Posted by: vufc2 Comments: 0

Sports!!!!!!!

Episode XXXVII – One guy pays it forward, one guy doesn’t. Both guys spend way too much time deciding inventive ways not to pay it forward. Plus are the Blues any good? The Cardinals? Find out (maybe?) on SPORTS!!!!!!!!! 0

Posted on: April 15, 2021 Posted by: vufc2 Comments: 0

Come to Me – Choice

Thou mayest. The ball is in your court. Take it or leave it. A paradox of invitation from an all knowing, all powerful being, God. The God of all Creation gives humans the power of choice, the conundrum of decision. And whether you believe God is real or whether he gives choice or not, maybe the question comes after we look at the life and invitation of Jesus in Matthew…

Posted on: April 14, 2021 Posted by: vufc2 Comments: 0

Change is Like a Wildfire

By Matt Boness Matt is a former member of the VU Faith&Community team and recently moved to Pittsburgh, PA with his wife of 7 years and their two toddler boys. His life was very unchanging for the first 23 years, having grown up in the mountainous regions of Arizona. Since that time, he has been on a roller coaster of major life transition. With two moves to significantly different cities,…

Posted on: April 12, 2021 Posted by: vufc2 Comments: 0

Over Time

By Ellen Nimmo If you know someone, you might be able to rattle off a few characteristics, a few traits, facts, or observations about them.  And, the more you know someone, the deeper the relationship becomes, the more of those little insights you’d presumably accrue.  You’d notice mannerisms and frequently used phrases.  If you’re around them enough, you’d probably pick up on favorite foods, whether they are more outgoing or…

Posted on: April 9, 2021 Posted by: vufc2 Comments: 0

Let the Ground Rest

By Brock Bondurant Genesis 1:31-2:3 – 31 And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day. 2:1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. 2 And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all…

Posted on: April 8, 2021 Posted by: vufc2 Comments: 0

Come to Me – Before and After

There are all sorts of ways to kick tires on a sales pitch. One tried a true way is, a testimonial. A before and after. Peter was a fisherman, just a regular guy, a girl next door type. Jesus asks this average Joe, Peter, to follow him. But that’s not where the story ends. Yes, Peter follows. But he also denies. To see a full testimonial, a clearer before and…

Posted on: April 7, 2021 Posted by: vufc2 Comments: 0

Finding Rest in the Burden

By Michael Acock Michael is an Executive Pastor and Missions Pastor at Christian Fellowship Church in Columbia, Missouri.  He has served there for 17 years.  He is married to Jill, and together they have three children.  He enjoys, running, biking, and reading almost anything.  Michael is passionate about people and God’s working in restorative and redemptive ways in their lives.  He believes that if we dive into real community with…

Posted on: April 6, 2021 Posted by: vufc2 Comments: 0

Exploring the Enneagram – the Podcast

Welcome to Exploring the Enneagram – the Podcast! Kelly Wright is a certified Enneagram Teacher and Facilitator as well as a certified Enneagram Motions of the Soul Facilitator and she’s interviewing people about their Enneagram number and asks them if and how that has helped them navigate relationships, identity, and more! If you’d like to learn more about the Enneagram, please visit the video series on this site by clicking…

Posted on: April 5, 2021 Posted by: vufc2 Comments: 0

Scattering Expectations

By Ellen Nimmo The most beautiful colors chase the sun. That is a verse from a song.  Without much context you can probably decipher that the lyric is describing a stunning sunset.  The lyricist witness, observing, even after the sun has dipped below the horizon, the striking evidence: the sun was there, calling out in colorful clouds and sky.  Those streams of vibrant light which appear to the human eye…

Posted on: April 1, 2021 Posted by: vufc2 Comments: 0

Come to Me – Good Places

Come to me is a common invite, honestly. But one must consider a couple things—first what is being offered? Is it worth the effort to come, to join, to vote, to believe? So who am I and what do I long for? And then, just as vital, who are they and can they appease this longing? Enter Jesus. “Come to me,” he says, “and I will give you rest.” Rest.…

Posted on: March 31, 2021 Posted by: vufc2 Comments: 0

Easter: Eggsellent Traditions

By Rhonda Maydwell Rhonda Maydwell works at Veterans United and is part of the Home Buying Concierge team. She currently lives in Columbia, MO. Rhonda studied English and Religious Studies at Mizzou and is using her talents as a staff writer for GotQuestions.org. She’s also a wife, mother, and friend to many. The week of Easter has special meaning for Christians as they recount the final days of Jesus culminating in His…

Posted on: March 31, 2021 Posted by: vufc2 Comments: 0

Save, I Pray, Save

By Matt Gordon As the death and resurrection of Jesus draws near, so must Jesus. Sat astride a donkey, he rode into the city to the cheering crowd. “Hosanna!” they yelled. It was a call for salvation, “Save, I pray! Save.” It was a starkly different call than the one that came later in the week for Jesus. Crowds made up of some of these same people frothed, “Crucify him!…

Posted on: March 30, 2021 Posted by: vufc2 Comments: 0

Exploring the Enneagram – The Conclusion

Thank you for joining us in an exploration of The Enneagram! As we wrap up the video series Kelly Wright notes that each of us longs to be known, love, and accepted. These longings are why Exploring the Enneagram can help us identify what exhausts us, what ways we may be seeking to be known, loved, accepted in unhealthy ways, and also learn how self-awareness and which daily practices can…