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The Infinite Weight of Prayer What is prayer?  Exactly?  When we try to answer the question, we often run into conflicting notions.  Of course, prayer consists of petitions for the saints, but is it only a recitation of our daily laundry l... Keep Reading

A Few Words About Life and Death

October 8, 2021 by: Kevin Burkholder

Just a few words today about life and death. Normally death won't occupy our thoughts until it confronts us directly. I heard of the death of a young person this week. I worked with a girl while tutoring this week who lost her father last year. Both of these circums... Keep Reading

Masks, Lockdowns, Fauci, the Jab and Vaccine Cards

September 17, 2021 by: Caleb Nichols

If someone told me a few years ago that masks, lockdowns, Fauci, the jab and vaccine cards would be the thing that we are fighting most about I would have said they were crazy. I never thought that these would be the things dividing us. I am growing tired of seeing so... Keep Reading

Jesus Our Advocate

September 3, 2021 by: Kevin Burkholder

One of the things I have enjoyed doing over the past several years is advocating for children in Summit County Juvenile Court. The role I fill is called a CASA which stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate. Basically, I investigate cases related to child welf... Keep Reading

Thinking Man's Warfare

August 20, 2021 by: Doug Knox

Nehemiah 8:5-8 Untethered Opinions A few years ago, a college professor invited three students with radically differing views on a particular subject to engage in dialogue.  He asked them, “Without a recognized standard of right and wrong, how do you... Keep Reading

"Two Reflections from the Mission Field "

August 13, 2021 by: Kevin Burkholder

Today I'll go with something very much on my mind. I recently traveled to a foreign mission field, a place where many nations have converged. While I look forward to fully unpacking this in person in the coming weeks, let me today share two quick points of reflection... Keep Reading

I’ll start by saying this one may be more for the ladies, but, guys please feel free to keep reading and hopefully something will challenge you. As a woman in this day and age, I have to check myself daily.  Where am I placing my identity?  Far too of... Keep Reading

Waiting on the Lord - Part 4

July 16, 2021 by: Doug Knox

Waiting on the Lord, Part 4   Habakkuk 2:1 Developing a Listening Heart     My Journey from Complaining to Listening In the spring of 2003, I lost my first wife Marie to colon cancer.  We had been married just under twenty-five years.&n... Keep Reading

Jesus and the Children

July 1, 2021 by: Caleb Nichols

I am writing this blog a few days after finishing up Project Shine and right in the middle of Vacation Bible School. Spending so much time with children and students has been awesome but also tiring. It is in times like these that I need to remind myself of the value ... Keep Reading

Called out of ChaosSometimes God takes us to a quiet place because the chaos around us drowns out his voice.  Such was the case with Elijah the prophet, whom God called to counteract a spiritual crisis.  The crisis involves King Ahab, who inherited the... Keep Reading