Back-To-School Checklist for Parents

By , Copy Editor| July 31st, 2019|

The first day of school is around the corner. And it can be an exhausting time for parents! While parents are welcoming the return to routines, there is a lot to do to prepare your children to go back to school. No matter what this time of year looks like for you and your family, we [...]

Fears That Keep Millennials From Going Deeper in Relationships

By , Young Professionals Resident| July 26th, 2019|

As a young adult, I have found that, the more I seek out friendships and desire connection, the harder it is to create those so-called organic relationships. We were designed for that, right? That’s God’s will for us. It shouldn’t be this hard. We are designed for community, but we also need to put effort [...]

Three Toxic Effects of Shame We Can Overcome

By , Copy Editor| July 25th, 2019|

Oftentimes, we put guilt and shame in the same boat. But researchers have found there is a vast difference between guilt and shame. One of the biggest differences is the toxic effects of shame. According to Dr. Brené Brown, guilt is focused on behavior and can be helpful and adaptive as we grow and mature. [...]

A Safe Place to Heal After Abortion

By , Contributing Writer| July 23rd, 2019|

I’m a mom to three girls; two of which are still at home. They are 12 and 14 years old. Teenagers. You know what that means? I’m the dumbest person on the planet. In my forty years on this earth, I have accumulated zero knowledge about anything. I know nothing! Some of you with little babies [...]

How Does God Speak to Us?

By , Contributing Writer| July 16th, 2019|

Whether we have been Christ-followers most of our lives or we are new to the church, most of us wonder, “How does God speak to us? How can I hear His voice?” In John 10:27 (NLT), Jesus said, “My sheep listen to my voice…” The implications are manifold, but the point is it shouldn’t be [...]

Seven Common Questions About Baptism

By , Copy Editor| July 13th, 2019|

If you grew up in the church, you have probably heard or experienced some type of baptism—whether it was watching a Christ-follower be immersed in water or attending a baby’s christening. But if you are new to Christianity or you just recently came back to church, you might have a lot of questions about baptism, [...]