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Having a Purpose When I was in high school, I bought a Mason Williams record album.  One of the cuts was a tongue-in-cheek song that lasted about thirty seconds.  Here are the entire lyrics of the song:  “Isn’t life beautiful? &... Keep Reading

The Hidden Treasure

April 12, 2019 by: Ryan Lawrence

One of my favorite parables is the one about the hidden treasure. It is just one verse, but it packs a punch. “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys ... Keep Reading

The Self Aware Christian

April 5, 2019 by: Kevin Burkholder

"The Self-Aware Christian" may sound like a pretty selfish title. My goal in this post will involve taking a look inside, but not in pursuit of self-absorption.  Instead, true self-awarenes should lead us to a Biblically accurate view of ourselves, an increasi... Keep Reading

"Life Between Two Gardens"

March 22, 2019 by: Julie Burkholder

Several weeks have passed since finishing up the ladies’ Bible study on Lysa Terkeurst's book, "It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way.” Lysa brought out so many truths through the disappointments and trials she was experiencing. Through the stud... Keep Reading

Husbands Empowering their Wives: Part 2

March 15, 2019 by: Doug Knox

The Qualities of Spirit Filling in Ephesians When the Apostle Paul wrote to the church at Ephesus, he told them, “Do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery [meaning lack of control], but be filled with the Holy Spirit” (Ephesians 5:18). &nbs... Keep Reading

Green New Earth

March 8, 2019 by: Ryan Lawrence

We’ve been hearing a lot recently about growing environmental concerns. In the wake of greater movement to alleviate climate change the “Green New Deal” has been a topic for Republicans and Democrats to battle over.  We hear anything from, &ldqu... Keep Reading

Some Encouragement in Grief

February 22, 2019 by: Kevin Burkholder

Let me be honest: as this weekend approaches, I am grieving. I am not alone and I do not suffer the most. But, I miss our brother Al Williams. I am saddened by his loss. He is gone seemingly too soon.  So what do we do? Crawl in a hole and make the weekend pas... Keep Reading

Husbands Empowering their Wives, Part 1

February 15, 2019 by: Doug Knox

1 Peter 3:7 Husbands and Wives Enduring Chaos The Apostle Peter wrote his first letter to believers suffering under mounting persecution (1 Peter 1:1-2).  Historically we know this was under Emperor Nero.  In order to encourage them to stand agai... Keep Reading

Religion without Faith

February 8, 2019 by: Ryan Lawrence

I recently read an article about a pastor of a church who didn’t believe in God. Yes, she remained in the position in spite of her belief. Yes, the church and denomination learned of this but continued to keep her as their pastor. Other than shock and the ques... Keep Reading

Could You Explain the Bible to Someone?

February 1, 2019 by: Kevin Burkholder

The title of this article asks a reflective question. The Bible's expansive history, variety of content, and different culture make it a challenging book to understand. So, could you explain it to someone? Say you had ten minutes to break it down and explain the Bib... Keep Reading