Take Time to Decorate

By Tracy Lane | March 7, 2018 | 4 Comments

Sprucing up our porches and entryways with the arrival of each new season is refreshing. It breathes hope into our homes. But that bright spring wreath isn’t just to add a nice homey touch to our front doors; our home decor should also bring hope into our souls. It’s our responsibility as believers to decorate […]

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5 Ways to Show Love for Valentine’s Day

By Barbara Rainey | February 12, 2018 | 5 Comments

It’s almost Valentine’s Day. It’s fun to look forward to a day focused on love and hope your spouse surprises you with a plan to celebrate….but let’s be honest. A lot of times we expect too much and give too little. There’s nothing wrong with celebrating with your sweetie. But love is to be given […]

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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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The Promise in a Maple Leaf

By Barbara Rainey | September 29, 2017 | 2 Comments

Maple trees, their sweet syrup and beautiful fall leaves, are the emblem of Canada. No respecter of borders, these beautiful trees flow south into New England and the Midwest creating great forests with tendrils that twine into the northern tier states of the south, including the mountains of north Arkansas. Having loved these trees from […]

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The 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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