Waiting or Running?
by David Stanley
December 5, 2019
Read Hebrews 11:1-2 and 12:1
Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us.
This is not really an … Read the rest
By Erin Barger
For me, the week of celebrating resurrection is the cornerstone of the year. Why this is, I share below. As I know it does for many of you, this week brings closer within my grasp the incredible promise that those who we lost in this life will be restored to us again. The following was written within
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It’s easy to look at the rich man in Luke 16:19-31 with judgement for his poor treatment of Lazarus.
But do we treat the Lazarus’ that exist in our life any differently? Do we truly practice what we preach? Do we treat every person as a child of God? Pastor Joe imagines how the conversation between the rich man and … Read the rest
by Amanda Martin
April 1, 2015
John 15:12-13: This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.
Every Wednesday morning in a local Assisted Living Home sits a healthy man in his mid-70s. He is nicely dressed and pleasantly smiling … Read the rest
by JoBeth Allen
March 26, 2015
Luke 22:19: “Then he took a loaf of bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”
In her exquisite memoir about grief, The Cruel Country, my friend and colleague Judith Ortiz … Read the rest
by Aaron Farnham
April 7, 2014
1st John 3:24 Those who obey his commands live in him, and he in them. And this is how we know that he lives in us: We know it by the Spirit he gave us.
As I sat down to write this I had just learned of the passing of a friend’s paternal grandfather, … Read the rest