Your neighborhood, alive

By Janel Breitenstein | November 22, 2017 | 2 Comments

Returning from work in Africa can be a little unnerving. In some ways, it’s the same, because a great deal of missionary work is not nearly as sexy as it sounds. I was still running after kids, still buying groceries, still feeding the dog. Everything had about three extra steps, but they were not usually […]

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Value of Together

By Barbara Rainey | August 31, 2017 | 3 Comments

Have you ever wondered where you belong? Looked for a place to fit in? Felt all alone right in the middle of all your people? It’s okay. I have too. We all have. Together matters even when we don’t feel the connections as we’d like. Home matters too because that’s where belonging begins. You’ve likely […]

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3 Ways to Be Front Yard Friendly

By Barbara Rainey | August 14, 2017 | 3 Comments

While some days it’s hard to focus on the eternal and invisible, it’s more important than ever to root ourselves in a security that will last forever. A popular ad for a leading hotel chain used to say, “We’ll leave the light on for you,” reminding travelers that any time of day or night the […]

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3 Ways to Cook Up Love in Your Kitchen

By Barbara Rainey | July 10, 2017 | 5 Comments

Early one morning on a quiet, lonely beach a solitary man stood looking out over the blue of the sea. He was watching a small fishing boat. As it neared the shore, the beachside onlooker and the fishermen shouted greetings to one another.  As anglers often do, the man offered a fishing tip to the […]

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Question of the Week #3

By Laura Rainey Dries | June 30, 2017 | 19 Comments

Hey friends! Hope you’ve had a great week and have continued to think about how the Lord has provided over the last year. We have been praying for you as some have shared some tough circumstances you are walking through but our team is grateful that each of you continue to place your hope in the Lord! May this […]

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