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Happy New Year?

January 8, 2021 by: Debbie Ramsey

Well it is a new year. Will it be a happy one? Chances are we will see an end to COVID which will make it end happier than it started, but there are no guarantees. After all, the new year is just another movement on the hand of the clock. It will mean graduation for s... Keep Reading

Mary’s Magnificat

December 23, 2020 by: Doug Knox

Luke 1:39-56 The Prequel to Mary’s Magnificat Eleven hundred years before Mary spoke her Magnificat, a Hebrew peasant woman named Hannah celebrated another miraculous birth.  Hannah was one of two wives to a man named Elkanah.  Family perpetuat... Keep Reading

“We write this to make our joy complete.”    -John As I was reading in 1st John this phrase struck me. “We write this to make our joy complete.” John had just finished telling his readers that he saw Jesus with his own eyes... Keep Reading

Defeat, Not Failure

November 27, 2020 by: Doug Knox

Exodus 6:1-13 Experiencing Defeat Recently I suffered a defeat in my ministry that has left me wondering about my abilities, my direction, and even my calling.  Good friends gave me wise counsel, but while the wound is fresh, I concentrate on personal stud... Keep Reading

Responding to the Election

November 6, 2020 by: Kevin Burkholder

Did you know an election happened in the U.S. this week? Ok, ok, I obviously do not believe this matter is light-hearted. In that light, let me offer a few thoughts I hope will help. 1. The sovereignty of God. Maybe you have tired of hearing things like "trust God" ... Keep Reading

A Few Words About Love

October 9, 2020 by: Kevin Burkholder

More than ever, the Christian Church needs an ethic and a practice of love.... Keep Reading

The Apology-seeking God Ultimately, the Lord makes apology between two people possible.  We know this, because he has written the book on forgiveness.  Literally.  The Bible is God’s testimony to forgiveness and restoration.  ... Keep Reading

Three Questions for Friday

September 4, 2020 by: Kevin Burkholder

Each Friday we try to post something helpful on our blog. A testimony, a reflection on Scripture, or maybe even direct teaching. Today, I want to offer three questions that often challenge me as I walk with Jesus. How do I sound about people I have a hard time lovi... Keep Reading

When Your Calling becomes Your Challenge

August 28, 2020 by: Joanne Flaker

“Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.  And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. - James 1:2-4&n... Keep Reading

1 John 1:5-10 When I was in my early twenties, the church that I attended hosted a weekend retreat for the men.  One of the speakers was a guest from another church.  Without even introducing himself, our guest stood up and told us that he wanted ... Keep Reading