Finding Our Calling and Purpose

By , Contributing Writer| January 30th, 2019|

Oftentimes, we hear the words calling and purpose in church, but we do not always understand what they mean. How can we discover our calling and purpose? How do we know if we are really living out our calling and into our purpose? Hearing the Call When I was fifteen years old, I responded to [...]

Three Ways to Celebrate MLK Day

By , Copy Editor| January 16th, 2019|

As one of the most influential and inspiring leaders in our nation’s history, Martin Luther King, Jr., was a minister and civil rights activist that greatly impacted race relations in our country. Drawing upon his faith, King organized peaceful protests and delivered inspirational speeches, bringing messages of love, hope, and equality to all. His “I [...]

How to Set Goals for the New Year

By , Contributing Writer| January 11th, 2019|

With the end of the holiday season and a new year upon us, we look forward with anticipation and expectation to all that awaits us in 2019. I tend to take on too many tasks and set my sights on the “big “things I want to accomplish. Two years ago, we helped our oldest son [...]

How to Share Your Faith Story

By , Contributing Writer| January 9th, 2019|

Some people find the prospect of telling their story to others scary. In fact, several of us will go out of our way not to share our stories. However, if you don’t take the time to share your faith story, how will people come to know Christ? Maybe they will get lucky and someone else [...]

Forgiven and Set Free: Finding Hope and Healing After Abortion

By , Contributing Writer| January 4th, 2019|

There are so many divisive issues in our society today: immigration, gun control, and abortion. And the list goes on. The one that really grips me is abortion. We get so caught up in the politics of the issues that it seems we forget about the real people caught in the middle and hurting. No [...]

Why It’s Important to Share Our Stories

By , Contributing Writer| January 3rd, 2019|

Each of us has a story, an unraveling history spotted with shame, regret, and disappointment. Even though it can be difficult, when we share our stories, they become an invitation to allow others to know us more intimately, to understand us with more clarity, and to liberate us on levels we never imagined possible. Why [...]