Posts about Guest Blogger

United in Presence United in Presence

Posted by Guest Blogger on August 2, 2018 in Community, Faith, Guest Blogger, Unite, Build, Live

Say the words: “Damian Lillard’s buzzer beater” to any true Portland Trail Blazers fan and you will undoubtedly witness a wry smile spread across their face in less than .9 seconds. Give them another few seconds and I’m almost certain they would eagerly recite where they were, who they were with and describe the eerie […]

Social Persecution Surviving Social Persecution

Posted by Guest Blogger on July 5, 2018 in Community, Faith, Freedom, Guest Blogger

“Blessed [comforted by inner peace and God’s love] are those who are persecuted for doing that which is morally right, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven [both now and forever].” (Matthew 5:10 Amplified) A few days ago I was on Twitter and happened to land on a post by one of my favorite Bible […]

Blessed Are the Peacemakers

Posted by Guest Blogger on June 28, 2018 in Faith, Guest Blogger, Happiness

I grew up in an environment where peace was not the norm. As I grew older, contention became a comfortable and familiar place for me. I certainly didn’t love finding security in a hostile environment, but I was good at participating in it. I began to make excuses for why I was warring, saying that […]

Pure in Heart Pure in Heart

Posted by Guest Blogger on June 21, 2018 in Faith, Guest Blogger, Happiness, Wisdom

Blessed (happy, enviably fortunate, and spiritually prosperous—possessing the happiness produced by the experience of God’s favor and especially conditioned by the revelation of His grace, regardless of their outward conditions) are the pure in heart, for they shall see God! (Matthew 5:8) There are some seasons in life where it seems that trials, tribulations, temptation, […]

Investing in our Present Investing in the Present

Posted by Guest Blogger on June 14, 2018 in Faith, Guest Blogger, Hope, Love, Wisdom

He screamed an ugly scream at the top of his lungs. The first time I took my son to this Mimi’s Cafe it was a learning experience. He was one year old when we met just days before and I don’t imagine he’d spent much time in public places. For some reason he chose that […]