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Necessary Conversations

Posted by Guest Blogger on November 7, 2019 in Guest Blogger, Prayer, Wisdom

Google the word prayer and you will get about 830,000,000 results. Prayer is obviously something that people are curious about and often is something that we complicate more than necessary. Because of its importance, we feel that a simple approach is not effective. But prayer is just a personal conversation, “a spiritual transaction with the […]

Ask. Seek. Knock. Ask. Seek. Knock.

Posted by Guest Blogger on October 31, 2019 in Faith, Freedom, Wisdom

Radical Love Involves Radical Surrender. We are told that if we ask, seek, and knock, things will be given, found, and opened to us (Matt 7:7). But, are we knocking on the doors we want for ourselves, or those that are surrendered to God? Are we healing in faith and assured power, or hiding behind […]

Integrity: Owning Our Inconsistencies Integrity: Owning Our Inconsistencies

Posted by Connie Armerding on October 24, 2019 in Connie Armerding, Contributing Author, Wisdom

I usually sat on the right side of the auditorium about midway to the back. Just over half the seats were occupied and students were scattered across the room in clusters.  My Psychology 101 course at Wheaton College occurred on Tuesdays and Thursdays right during peak lunchtime hours. On this particular Tuesday I had slept […]

Oh Freedom Oh Freedom

Posted by Guest Blogger on October 17, 2019 in Community, Faith, Freedom, Guest Blogger

There was a season in my life when I knew that God was making me strong. I didn’t like it. It was hard. I wanted to be somewhere else enjoying vacations, dining out, shopping. You know, the “good life”. Not trudging through dirty puddles and dodging traffic as I made my way from my parking […]

We Belong We Belong

Posted by Guest Blogger on October 10, 2019 in Faith, Guest Blogger, Hope, Unite, Build, Live

As a young girl I had a lot of friends. I got along along with most everyone and anyone. But I never felt like I belonged. It was like I had a voice telling me I was different. That no one was really like me. No one thought the way I did or felt the […]