Articles

Healing a Hurting World Don McMinn

In this troubled world, we don’t have to look far to see hurting souls suffering from frustration, fear, loneliness, embarrassment, deception, grief, humiliation, disappointment or betrayal. Jesus even warned us in John 16:33, “In this world you will have trouble.” It wasn’t a threat, just a ...more

The Loneliest Grief: Miscarriage Karen Holford

Statistics indicate that at least one in every ten babies is lost through miscarriage. Many mothers hide the sorrow inside themselves and never talk about it because they have found that most people do not understand their feelings. "I don't know when the really intense feelings of loss and grief ...more

Accountability and Community Matthew Lynn

In our overworked, hurried, and self-focused culture, it’s easy for us to go days at a time without having a substantive conversation with another human being. The phrase, “How are you?” is rarely met with an honest reply, and I’ve become more and more convinced that many of us are living in a kind ...more

Nehemiah: Man of Prayer Brie Barrier Wetherbee

Nehemiah was the cupbearer to the king in the Persian winter palace in Susa.  The king of Persia had previously stopped the rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem, possibly perceiving that the Jewish people could become a threat as they returned from exile in Babylon. He even made a statement of ...more

Meditating on Metaphors Brie Barrier Wetherbee

1.    Gold and Honey – Psalm 19:10 Here, the psalmist declares that the Word of God is more desirable than the finest gold and sweeter than honey.  I believe that he is speaking of both the value of the Word of God and the experience of interacting with the Word of God.  Its wisdom is ...more

Without Sin Tom Terry

How well do you know God? Has it ever occurred to you why we are able to know the depths of God's character? We all have people we know better than others. We know them better because we spend more time with them, interface with them more than others, and feel a closeness to them. In the case of ...more

The Creator of Comfort Brie Barrier Wetherbee

 “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.”  Paul refers to the Creator of the universe as ...more

Why is God Silent? Tom Terry

There's an important page in your Bible that, if you are like most people, goes completely unread. Chances are, you are like most Christians who rip past this page without a moment's thought. In fact, in this page of the Bible might be described by some as the most irrelevant, unnecessary, useless ...more

Believing the Best Karen Holford

Believing the best is a challenge. It is so easy to focus on what's wrong with someone rather than on what's right about them. It's the natural human response. But when we do this, we risk discouraging others and damaging relationships. Even when it is necessary to point out a mistake, appreciation ...more

Ashura-Muslim Holiday Cherie Gray

We are in the middle of an important Muslim holiday called Ashura, recognized by Shiite Muslims only.  It is not so much a holiday as it is a remembrance of a great battle that took place several years ago when many were killed.  Shiites remember the martyrdom of Hussein (the grandson of Muhammed) ...more