When Christianity Feels Like Such a Sacrifice

By Tracy Lane | February 21, 2018 | 3 Comments

During many times of my life, I’ve felt that the Christian calling was such a sacrifice. In high school particularly, my immaturity screamed, But I want to do what I want to do no matter what my parents say. I reasoned that it wasn’t so bad every now and then. I had my adult life […]

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Start Today

By Tracy Lane | February 16, 2018 | 6 Comments

Have you transitioned from Valentine’s to Easter yet? It’s time! This year, I am suggesting we make it much more than a Sunday morning event. Here are a few ideas to get started today. Start thinking about Easter and begin planning this week. Don’t wait till Palm Sunday. Lent began on February 14! It is a […]

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Start a New Tradition

By Tracy Lane | February 7, 2018 | 3 Comments

Every Saturday morning, like clockwork, our little girls pop out of bed way before my husband and I are ready. We currently fantasize about the teen years of our kids sleeping way past 6am. But since right now they are 5 and 3, it’s simply a dream that gets interrupted very early each Saturday morning. […]

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Why It’s Time to Start Easter Planning

By Barbara Rainey | January 29, 2018 | 10 Comments

Following the culture’s and retailers’ lead Christians, like most everyone else, spend a lot of time and money preparing for Christmas with parties, presents, and elaborate decorations around our homes and communities. Twinkling lights, glowing fires, warm mugs full of cheer are enjoyed by bright-eyed hopefuls from 1 to 92. By contrast, most of us […]

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Proof in a Palm

By Barbara Rainey | April 24, 2017 | 2 Comments

Today, eight days past Easter Sunday, most of us have moved on with our lives. What wonder we felt has been boxed up with our few little Easter decorations. But in the first century it was not so. Even after three weeks, the awe was fresh. Have you ever wondered who saw Jesus after He […]

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