Reflections on the Stations of the Cross

By , Contributing Writer| March 22nd, 2018|

As I reflect on what filled my heart and mind as I pondered the Stations of the Cross, I'm forced to consider: For me, this wasn't simply an historical journey remembering the steps of Jesus; this was a personal pilgrimage following the footsteps of my own life. From the outset, when considering the Stations of [...]

What I Learned About the Impact of Divorce

By , Contributing Writer| March 4th, 2018|

The Emotional Impact of Divorce Having lost both of my parents, a sister, many other relatives, and friends to death, there's a part of me that believes the death of my marriage and subsequent divorce resulted in a longer, more agonizing period of grief than the death of my loved ones. When someone we love [...]

How to Find Direction on God’s Path

By , Contributing Writer| January 18th, 2018|

We all have places we want to go and goals we want to reach. The first step in finding the right path that will take us to our desired destination is to find the right guide that can take us there. If we are on God’s path, then we can be assured God will guide [...]

Rose LifeGroup Outreach Event Extends Invitation to All

By , Contributing Writer| January 14th, 2018|

At the outset of our planning, it became quickly apparent that our outreach event needed the full support and cooperation of our entire LifeGroup. So, as we began, we simply brainstormed ideas to answer the basic questions: why, what, when, where, who, and how. The "why" was relatively simple—we wanted to follow the directives of [...]

How to Find the True Meaning of Christmas

By , Contributing Writer| December 20th, 2017|

Christmas can be the busiest time of the year as we make all our holiday preparations: last-minute shopping, wrapping gifts, planning and attending holiday parties, and cooking a lot of food! Sometimes, our long to-do lists can stress us out, making us forget the real reason for the season. By allowing ourselves to stop, think, [...]