Sunday, 03 August 2014 14:42

Hidden from the Wise


The Bible has some interesting comments about people who are wise in their own eyes. Consider this passage from I Corinthians 3:18-20:


Q. My wife and I just became debt-free, and we’re saving for our first house. We have about $75,000 in savings, and we’d like to buy a home with cash in the next few years. Where do you think we should place our money so it’s working for us while we save?


Published in Dave Ramsey Says

Years ago, the word “hospitality” put an instant knot in my stomach. To me, hospitality was serving a gourmet meal to a houseful of guests I welcomed to my clean and uncluttered home. With two small children, a smaller budget and a lack of talent in the art of small talk, I felt like a perpetual failure. Then I met Lester Hostetler.


Published in Articles
Friday, 01 August 2014 13:15

“I’ll Pray For You”


Four simple words.  Powerful.  A promise.










A piece in Converge magazine starts out by saying:


“I’ll pray for you.”


Published in Bob Crittendon

I was raised as the daughter of an Army officer.  He was my hero and a highly decorated warrior of WWII, Korea and Viet Nam.  He was a successful officer and businessman and enjoyed the pleasure of family, many friends, and multiple projects and adventures.


Published in Counselors Corner


Jenny Garnett’s aging mother was once a vibrant and outgoing woman, but began falling deeper and deeper into what Jenny called a dark hole of depression. She quit talking and memory loss soon followed. “I felt like I had lost my mother,” said Jenny. “We didn’t know what to do.” But then something happened. Something miraculous. It didn’t happen in a moment or even noticeably, at least not at first. But slowly and surely, Jenny Garnett’s mother began to show glimmers of her “old self.” She smiled. She laughed. She sang and she danced.


Published in Articles


RRJ: Thank you so much for taking the time to share how your faith is at work out in the community where God has placed you.  To begin with, how long have you two been followers of Christ?

Published in Faith @ Work
Friday, 01 August 2014 12:47

Samson and the Pirate Monks


It starts like this: “My name is Nate, but you can call me Samson. That’s the code name my friends have given me, and for reasons you’ll eventually understand, I’ve given the same symbolic name to each of them. We are the Samson Society.” It’s an intriguing start to the book Samson and the Pirate Monks and I, for one, wanted to know more.


Published in Books to Read


When I was a boy, my dad used to tell me that when he wasn’t around the house, I had to “be the man.” That sounded really important so I loved it when he spoke those words. But things never really changed…I didn’t get to boss my Mom around. I didn’t get to make the rules. What my dad was really saying was, “Behave for your mother and watch out for your siblings.” The truth is that manhood is a lot more than just bossing somebody around. The world espoused some odd definitions of manhood…like “men get in touch with your sensitive side” and “real men don’t eat quiche.” Hopefully neither of these statements declares your manhood. So what do I mean by “Man Up?”


Published in Pastor's Perspective
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