Articles posted by Christy Cabe

A Two-Act Marriage
A Two-Act Marriage by Christy Cabe

“Hey, we’d love to have you guys over for dinner!” Adam nodded to the stranger he’d met in the lobby an hour ago, and who now sat beside him. The service had just ended. Everything was unfamiliar to them, their families’ first Sunday at this church called Emmanuel Community. Adam plastered…

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Dear ECC Woman,
Dear ECC Woman, by Christy Cabe

Dear ECC woman, When I was ten years old, my dad took the position of head pastor (at that point in time, the only pastor!) of Emmanuel Community Church. We lived in Huntington, and so we began to build a house in the small town of Roanoke, a little closer to the church, yet still in the…

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Famous Wise Sayings (Mom Style)
Famous Wise Sayings (Mom Style) by Christy Cabe

In keeping with with our monthly theme of "Living Realistically In A Pinterest World," Christy Cabe, (ECC church member and blogger at, shares some amendments to famous wise sayings. Here's to "keeping it real!"  ------------------------ I have great and…

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IF:  Table by Christy Cabe

Last night I did the Cupid Shuffle with my IF: Table. Like stood up, turned on music and danced The Cupid Shuffle with ladies who just months ago we were strangers to me. I love our IF:Table. We formed in May 2015 and we’ve met diligently every month. We’ve turned into dear friends and…

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A Thanksgiving Dinner by Christy Cabe

As a blogger for Riley Hospital for Children, where our son received treatment for leukemia as a small child, I’ve been asked to write about a variety of topics. I am so thankful for the oppurtunity writing has given me to share parts of our story as I know it can offer hope and comfort…

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“Snuba?  I Don’t Think So!”  by Lori Clounie by Christy Cabe

Fear has a way of robbing us of our joy and holding hostage our "peace of mind" This moment in my life helped me to clearly see how fear was doing just that! It was back in 2010 when I had the great opportunity to visit Israel with my Pastor and Church Family. It became a "Defining…

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Sticks, Stones, and Such by Christy Cabe

Whoever said, “Sticks and stones can break your bones, but words can never hurt you,” apparently won’t be offended by me saying, “Bologna!” We all know that words, whether they be spoken, blogged, tweeted, or implied, can inflict major wounds. Maybe some of us would prefer the…

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Hands Wide Open by Christy Cabe

The lessons we learn in life are reflective of the experiences we have gone through. I can remember thinking how wise my grandmothers were as they gave insight to situations that I found difficult. Both of my grandmothers have now gone on to be with their Lord, but what I realize is that…

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The Christian Comparison Game: 3 Ideas About How We Can Stop Playing by Christy Cabe

Part 2 of 2 In This Series About The Christian Comparison Game In Part 1 of this 2 part blog series, we talked about WHY we should stop comparing our acts of “Christian service” to what we percieve other believers to be doing for the Kingdom. You can read Part 1 here. The three…

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The Christian Comparison Game: 3 Reasons Why We Should Stop Playing It by Christy Cabe

Part 1 of a 2 Part Series about the Christian Comparison Game The comparison game. Ugh. We all do it, even those of us who know better. Women compare themselves to other women in so many ways. Why can’t I keep my house as clean as she does? My pile over there has been…

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