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  1. Thank you for the encouraging words, Pastor Nicole! What a great message, too! Positive words—words of affirmation—go a long way to improving the receiver’s day. If we spread the love of God we will notice how much more it changes us in the process!

    God bless you, Pastor Nicole! Have a great day!

  2. Angie Jones

    Words can hurt or words can take down…using my words to make someone else’s day today with a compliment and/or encouragement. You can too!

  3. Carol Kassing

    Dear Pastor Nicole, Thank you so much for reinforcing what God just opened my eyes to yesterday. I have been confined to my upstairs bedroom for five weeks due to two surgeries. Cannot go to church
    ( Thank you God for live streaming) and will not for another month.
    I have been praying for energy and strength for so long as to not waste my life being tired. I know that in my profession and with friends I can be of great use to God by sharing God’s word and listening to problems
    Yeaterday I decided that when I can walk again I am going to live life “mas”. No pity party. Make myself do more. If I have to do it tired or weak so be it. God has miraculously delivered me from all financial problems and He will do the same for my physical issues in His time.

    1. Carol, I’m so glad that you watch online! Don’t worry. You’ll be up and about in no time. I will be praying for you! And just like God delivered you from your financial problems, He’ll deliver you from your physical ones.

  4. Kimberly Smith-Stagge

    Nicole, thank you so much for the blogs that you post. When I read them and finish off with the prayer it’s so refreshing. It’s like they’re ideal for me and I send them to 2 girlfriends after reading. One commented and said I must have known that she was down that day, she needed that.
    On another note, I live in KY( originally from STL) and I started attending Faith Church because of my 18 yr old daughter, love it. Last Saturday I attended the Sunset Hill service and again enjoyed. When entering Tayler asked if I would become a member with her? She’s only able to attend when she’s home from college, but summer break begins the end of April. She’s also spoken to me about getting baptized. I try to get to STL at least once a month to see family, had to move because of job. Can you put us in the right direction on what is needed to join and also what steps Tayler needs to take before getting baptized.

    Thank you,
    Kimberly Smith-Stagge

    1. Kimberly, you are amazing! I LOVE that you like the posts so much that you’re sharing them with your friends! That means a lot. I’m so glad you’re a part of the Faith Church family even though right now you live far away. If you want, you can call our office at 314-635-2000. They would be more than happy to talk to you about how and when your daughter can get baptized. Thank you again!

  5. monica blair

    Simply…Thank you feeling uggghhh just found out blood pressure is up since I started taking these diet pills &was feeling ..???just the reminder I needed thank you CHRIST lives inside of me

  6. Hi Nicole, “Thank you for today’s “I Just Don’t Like Myself”!
    First I can’t believe I’m sending this e-mail in the hopes that “You” might even see, read it and even comment. Both my grown sons live in Chesterfield Valley area and last night I finally stumbled on where Faith Church is located!
    Short version: married 22 years then divorced, have 2 wonderful grown married sons and I’m blessed with 2 grandsons and 2 grand dogs! X Husband remarried. Then I remarried. In our time working together he became my best friend. We would had been married 5+ years. He was diagnosed with cancer while we were building our home in Wildwood. (Second large log house on your left) on Hidden Valley Drive toward Hidden Valley Ski Lodge.) He died within 2 weeks of diagnosis in 2002. Deep down I don’t think I ever recovered from the shock of his death. He didn’t smoke, he jogged, played Rugby, 6’2″ was built, and didn’t even look sick, so we were both numb when they said there was nothing they could do. They said you have 1 month, 2 months, or 3 to live. He died in 2 weeks.
    I had to finish our dream house. Took 3 years to sell it, but it was only a house not a home anymore after losing my husband. I moved to Kirkwood and seemed to settle in, became a member of The Kirkwood Historical Society, made friends with the Kirkwood Council and volunteered with different campaigns, and met my best girlfriend at church. I consider myself a dysfunctional Catholic because my Mother was from Vienna, Austria and was Catholic, but with her poor English it was a must that we go to church and the closest was a Baptist Church. When I married my second husband, I converted to Catholic. After the loss of him, log house, job, and again the loss of my second house in Kirkwood I took a less paying job and I am renting a house in an area that is not the best. Talk about cultural shock! Seems like my whole world has continually gone down since then and trust me it has. I was making almost 6 figures as a Direct Vendor to AB and had it all until the InBev Buy out and just like that it was gone! I know that if you are not putting God first, He has a way to make you look up. I believe that’s what has happened to me. I have lost all my confidence, self worth, and identity of who I once was.
    Wow, sorry…all that, to say “Thank You” for your encouraging words!
    I am searching for a new job/company that can use my expertise as a printing, and display buyer in their Procurement Department. You gave me hope this morning and I reluctantly e-mailed out a couple of resumes thinking I don’t have a shot at these, but now I’m thinking, “Oh yes you do”!
    So, thanks again for the much needed confidence builder!

    I’m Catholic/Baptist but I miss the Christian fellowship that I once had. I will check out your schedule of your services and try to attend. I’m still single, so I sometimes feel awkward trying new things, but I’m far from shy, so hopefully I’ll get to hear and see you and David on a Sunday in the near future.

    You don’t make people eat snakes on their first visit, do you? 🙂
    And, I will Post you to my Facebook.
    In Christ,
    Jenelle

    1. Jenelle, your story is incredible! Thank you so much for sharing it! I’m so sorry you lost your husband, and that you had to go through all of that. God is going to bring you through this tough time! You’re going to make it, Janelle. Just lean on and trust in Him. I’m praying for you. Whenever you get the chance you should come to Faith Church. You won’t feel awkward,& I’m sure you’ll love it!

  7. Elijah Neeey

    I really needed to hear this thank you for longest ive basically hated myself didnt like the way i looked felt like i didnt fit in anywhere after seeing this feel great thanks so much

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