Do You Struggle to Trust God?

By Susan Yates | June 9, 2016 | 3 Comments

I suspect that at this very moment each of us has at least one big concern on our heart that we are praying about or trying to fix, while at the same time trying to trust God with our issue. It might be a concern over a child, a health crisis, a difficult marital situation, […]

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Does Grace Disrupt Your Misplaced Affections?

By Barbara Rainey | June 8, 2016 | 3 Comments

This summer much of the world will be watching the Olympics, cheering their favorite team or athlete from their home country. Worldwide spectators love the competition, the personal stories, the medal ceremonies. Most of all, though, we love the thrill of victory. Whether it’s the Super Bowl, the World Series, the World Cup, or just […]

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Do You Imagine You’ll Grow Out of Your Need for Grace, Like Me?

By Janel Breitenstein | June 1, 2016 | 1 Comment

By Janel Breitenstein I think you could call me a grace junkie. I am finally willing to admit that I am addicted to grace. When I first came to Christ, I thought that I would grow out of grace a bit. I knew I needed a flood of it to get in the door, and I’d […]

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How Do I Know God Is Near?

By Barbara Rainey | May 25, 2016 | 10 Comments

Have you ever woken up and felt your senses dulled? Or maybe you’ve felt dead inside from deep anguish or loss? Sadly I have learned that I am hopelessly, until I leave this planet, tied to my emotions, to unseen environmental effects on my body and to subconscious thoughts. Recently over dinner, my husband shared a […]

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I Want More

By Janel Breitenstein | May 18, 2016 | 1 Comment

By Janel Breitenstein I wish I had more. Sometimes my praise for God feels like a crayon drawing. I look back on the way I blew it with my kid that morning. The way I have morning breath and occasional body odor and bad habits in my anger. I think of how my sin’s blindspots have […]

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