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Having an Eye to God for Comfort

Posted by Deborah Geesling on

[Click HERE to read Deborah's post from a couple months back on her family's experience with serious mental illness.] For over a decade our third son of four has battled against a serious mental illness. When my husband and I held him for the very first time and saw his gorgeous brown eyes with...

Why Advent?

Posted by Godfrey Ebright on

We're in the season of Advent. Advent means arrival. Jesus Christ arrived. He will arrive again. But why? In my morning quiet time recently, I was working through I John. I've done so many times across the years but this time I noticed a series of five statements in chapters 3 and 4 that answer...

When We Approach the Communion Table

Posted by Jeff Palen on

I was somewhere around eleven years old when I first participated in communion. I’ll never forget the little cups and the perfect little holders in the pews where they went when emptied. The little cracker reminded me of the oyster crackers that diners would give out with clam chowder...

Advent Recommendations

Posted by Blog Team on

If you're like many of us, Christmas as an adult isn't quite the "magical" time it was for you as a child. But as an adult, you desire to dig deeper into the TRUE meaning of Christmas, behold the wonder of the Incarnation, and encounter God in a new and richer way during the holiday...

Look at Me

Posted by Adela Naomi Stanton on

I have the privilege of teaching preschoolers who have special needs. A few years ago, before I became the lead teacher, my boss assigned me to work with one of my favorite students. His name was Nate* and I loved being around him, so I was very excited to have the opportunity to work one on one...

The Revival of Relationship

Posted by Jeff Palen on

We all know bad relationships. We may not all realize it, but at one time or another we have held up the hope of pleasing someone just to be left with broken pieces on the floor. We know the feeling that often comes along with it. The one that creeps up in frustration, despair, and exhaustion...

Stronger Than a Glass Bridge

Posted by Zach Boomsma on

In the south central Chinese province of Hunan, there is a unique bridge over the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon. It’s not the height or length of the bridge that makes it unique, it’s the material that you walk on while almost a thousand feet above the canyon that takes your breath away...

Warning: Do Not Choose Your Own Hope

Posted by Rich Richardson on

A thick fog of rancor and contention has settled over our days. Whenever dissension settles in, hope is blotted out. How can Christians retain hope in this dispiriting age? We must not choose our own hopes. We invariably pin our hopes on good but transient things like decent health, increasing...

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