Christmas Pregame

“When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.” Luke 1:41 NIV I love the story of leading up to the birth of Jesus when Mary went to visit her cousin Elizabeth, who was carrying John...

Community requires Courage

“I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me.” John 10:14 I’m the kind of person who just gets life done. If there’s a more efficient way to get things done, I’m on it. Never make more than one trip if you can carry all the bags at once. I will cut...

Marriage: Bunny slopes and double blacks

“I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out.” Romans 7:18 NIV How in the world does this verse relate to marriage? Couldn’t I have picked the more lovely wedding verses from I...
Saved By A Muffler

Saved By A Muffler

Kate’s Story: Shaking in the cold, my three brothers and I huddled under a discarded boat waiting for hours for the click of the lock on the door and our father to let us into the house. As an eight-year-old little girl I longed to run into my Daddy’s arms when...

Who is my real friend?

“Therefore, anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.” James 4:4b James’ words sound harsh. What do they really mean? Let’s break down the entire verse together. “You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world...