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A Child of Grace by Lynn Hughes 1

A Child of Grace

She was capering around the house like the wild child she is some days, all hopped up on too much sugar, not enough sleep, and the promise of a special evening with her daddy. I watched...

Holiness and the Temple by Reuben Rinker 1

The Temple

Have you ever been amazed by man-made architecture? Have you ever seen a palace or castle, or even a magnificent temple and had to stop for a minute to marvel at its grandeur? This is not...

Breaking Down Walls by Joana Stratton 3

Breaking Down Walls

It was broken. The intimate details leading to the reason for the brokenness are not nearly as important as the fact that it was, indeed, broken. I had fallen into life’s rhythm, not knowing that I...

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In His Time

“It took everything I had to walk out the door and go to church. Nothing was good enough, and I didn’t feel like it would be fair to show up and force others to look at...

Come Away and Rest by John Myers 0

Come Away And Rest

Hey. You. The one over there running like there’s no tomorrow. Yes, you! The one with way too many things on your plate to slow down long enough to have this conversation. Yes, I’d like to...

Renewal Not Retreat by William Snider 0

Renewal Not Retreat

Charles Dickens once wrote in his epic novel, The Tale of Two Cities, an assessment of his times. In short he observed that “it was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Those...

When Control Isn't an Option by Lynn Hughes 1

When Control Isn’t An Option

I’m a planner by nature. I need a schedule, an agenda, and a to-do list in order to function effectively. Or normally, for that matter. I love order, neatness, and efficiency. Chaos isn’t part of my...

Being His Hands - Missionary Edition 0

Being His Hands: Missionary Edition

Some people have a gift. They look into your eyes and see something’s troubling you. They just know. They ask the right questions. They learn you’re overwhelmed or hurting or grieving or in pain. They find...

A Letter To Young Pastors by Paul Pierpoint 0

A Letter To Young Pastors

As a young pastor I deeply appreciated the helpful advice I received from several older ministerial friends. I wish to return the favor. In this brief letter, it is my desire and prayer that those who...

Retirement ... What's that? by Jim Olsen 0

Retirement … What’s That?

As we approached the ripe old age of our late sixties, we couldn’t find the word retirement in the Bible, so we wondered what the Lord had for us to do in our winding down years....

Waiting for the Shoe to Drop by Valorie Quesenberry 2

Waiting For The Shoe To Drop

It sneaks up on me, this unpredictable foe that disturbs my peace and torments my thoughts. Perhaps I have always been a bit superstitious and didn’t even know it. The vocabulary of a Christian shouldn’t include...

Lessons from Dad by Elizabeth Davis 2

Lessons From Dad

I’ve heard that kids learn some pretty important lessons from their dads. And, judging from the things my dad has taught me in the last twenty-five years or so? I’d have to agree. “Don’t point that...

Your Church and Special Needs 0

Your Church and Special Needs

The church was so quiet you could hear a stray fly ping against a stained glass window. The communion trays were about to be passed down the long rows. No music, no murmurs, no cries interrupted...

Passion In Preaching David Gordeuk 0

Passion In Preaching

From my own trials and errors in preaching, as well as listening to those of other preachers, I’ve come to wonder about where it is that preaching “gets in the zone,” to use a contemporary phrase....

When You Answer The Call by Jamie Taylor 0

When You Answer The Call

Have you ever felt terrified? Unable to move? Desperate to change course, but fearful to walk in a new direction? I’ve been at that place at different times in my life, and have wondered why, because...