Five Fun Facts About the History of St. Patrick’s Day

By , Copy Editor| March 15th, 2019|

St. Patrick’s Day is observed annually on March 17. It is a holiday celebrated around the world with large parades and parties in the center of many of the world’s largest cities. When we think of St. Patrick’s Day, we think of the color green and leprechauns. But the truth is St. Patrick’s Day is [...]

How We Can Experience Being Filled with the Holy Spirit

By , Contributing Writer| March 13th, 2019|

Understanding Being Filled While "being filled" is a common expression, when it refers to the Holy Spirit, the co-equal, co-eternal third member of the triune Godhead (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit), it has some very far-reaching implications for our lives. We fill our vehicle tanks with fuel, our glasses with water, our stomachs with food. [...]

Five Things You Can Do for Lent This Year

By , Copy Editor| March 3rd, 2019|

What Is Lent? Lent is a time of reflection and preparation for the Easter season. It is a time to reflect on the human condition and on the goodness of God. It is a time to examine our hearts in light of the amazing love and grace demonstrated on the cross where Jesus laid down [...]

What Valuing Life Means for Abortion and Beyond

By , Senior Pastor| March 2nd, 2019|

I woke up at the end of January to a news story from New York I couldn’t quite believe. The New York legislature had passed a bill allowing late-term abortions on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. And the picture on my news feed was of happy legislators celebrating their victory. After some misinformation from [...]

Seven Women to Celebrate During Women’s History Month

By , Copy Editor| March 1st, 2019|

The Beginning of Women’s History Month Women’s History Month began as Women’s History Week during which notable women in history were recognized and celebrated. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued the first Presidential Proclamation that designated Women’s History Week as the week of March 8. “From the first settlers who came to our shore, from [...]