Lauren and Mikaela--identical twins living on opposite coasts--blog about the story of life and their adventures in faith.


World, Meet Heritage Bible

Heritage Bible Church, February, 2007, on the deck of the home we met in.

Along one's Christian path are bound to be several churches that have a special place in your heart. They fed you, they challenged you, they involved you, they supported you, and they pointed you to God. However, even amongst these highlights in your memory, a truly likeminded church is a rarity. For me, a "likeminded church" means one that is family-integrated, supports homeschooling, worships with Godly music, encourages women to be keepers at home, and challenges the men to lead in their home and church. Tall order, huh? We thought so--until God led our family and a core group of several other families to start a church almost four years ago.

Come on, guys, organize yourselves!

Heritage Bible Church, January 2010, on the steps of the building we meet in.

Since then, we have grown spiritually and in numbers. We have watched with elation as the men step up to lead and preach, and as God has directed the writing of our statement of faith, constitution, and formation of an elder-led, elder-taught congregation. We have stood in awe of Providence when we happened to be "in the right place at the right time" to rent a church building standing empty on Sunday mornings. And we have endeavored every Sunday morning to encourage each other to live every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday for the glory of God and the fulfillment of our theme verse:

"We will not hide them from their children, shewing to the generation to come the praises of the LORD, and his strength, and his wonderful works that he hath done (Psalms 78:4)."

World, meet Heritage Bible Church. We are small, but we are devoted to our God, and like Gideon's army of old, we will make a big difference.


  1. Lauren and Mikela,

    It was so nice meeting you both today! I am so sorry I wasn't able to say goodbye! Thank you so much for taking with me- I enjoyed it.

    Blessings to you and your family, I hope we will meet again soon.

    Keilah Engstrom

  2. Thanks for the pictures!
    I love seeing you all :)


  3. 'ello! I'm Keilah's little sister - we met at the Capitol...Bethie (I go by Libby in blogging world - and Jaron goes by Jare).

    Just wanted to say, even though I didn't even know about you both until that day it was great fun to meet fellow bloggers.

    God Bless
    -Bethie, Kei's kid sister
    (PS I really like the title of your blog, One Bright Corner – from meeting you, it totally describes you both =)

  4. Wish you were here, Abby!
    Keilah and Bethie--thanks for commenting. It was so nice to meet you in person! I'm so glad God orchestrated that. ;-) And Bethie, to say that our blog title describes us is one of the highest compliments you could pay Lauren and I. Brightening my corner is something that I aspire to every day, although I never quite feel that I've achieved it satisfactorily! (Praise the Lord for his long-suffering!)


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