A Taste of Home

The Gift of Sympathizing Mercy

The Gift of Sympathizing Mercy

Mercy turns in active compassion.

Brian McCutchen reminds us that mercy is active compassion that makes a difference in people's lives and not just a fleeting feeling about bad news.

We Are really Going Home

We Are really Going Home

Egypt is back in the news, so what does that have to do with going home?

Phillip Morrison continues his encouraging words with an especially relevant piece on Egypt and going home.

Customer Service in a 'Yes!' Church?

Customer Service in a 'Yes!' Church?

How are we doing with our connection with those who are not one of us and are interested in us?

Greg Anderson shares the third in a series of articles from Interim Ministry Partners on greeting guests and welcoming others into our midst.

Red to Honor, White to Remember

Red to Honor, White to Remember

What will you do to remember?

Phillip Morrison offers Encouraging Words about Mother's Day and the red or white flowers we wear in honor and to remember our mothers.

A Miracle in Three Poofs

A Miracle in Three Poofs

Have you heard God calling?

Ron Rose talks about hearing God's call to go to Mongolia in three poofs.

Solid Ground or Sinking Sand?

Solid Ground or Sinking Sand?

What are you building your life upon?

Phil Ware continues his series on The Story by looking at Peter's confession of Jesus and how Jesus takes flawed, broken, messed-up people and builds his church that is unstoppable.

We Do Not Lose Heart

We Do Not Lose Heart

Come on! Can we really say this honestly?

Tom Norvell uses Paul's words to the Corinthians to help us know that we can keep on the journey of faith and not lose heart.

It Is Time

It Is Time

So how long are you going to wait?

Tom Norvell challenges us a week into the New Year to get about doing the work of God because it is time!

Learn to Be a Good Neighbor and Change Your Community!

Learn to Be a Good Neighbor and Change Your Community!

What does it mean to be a good neighbor?

Rick Brown writes about a group of ministers and pastors in Denver who got together to try to bless their community by calling their people to be good neighbors.

Master the Art of Welcoming

Master the Art of Welcoming

How open are our arms?

Rick Brown challenges us to be welcoming to those who are outsiders and those we do not know.

An Amazing Find

An Amazing Find

Finding more than we are looking for!

Russ Lawson talks about the origin of the word serendipity and asks how we will use these blessings in our lives?

Apples in Autumn

Apples in Autumn

So many good things in fall!

Katha Winther talks about the good gifts of autumn and the signs of the fall season.

Mortality: Trying It on for Size

Mortality: Trying It on for Size

A test run at death?

Rubel Shelly talks about a Korean project to help folks not commit suicide by helping them understand what death might be like.

Loving the Person Who Isn't 'One of Us'

Loving the Person Who Isn't 'One of Us'

Who do you believe is

Rubel Shelly writes about the serious subject of unity and division and the way we view and deal with those who are not one of us.

Find the Plot to Your Dots

Find the Plot to Your Dots

Can you tell what God is doing?

Ron Rose shares a very personal story about his daughter and her husband and their grandchildren and an adoption and reminds us of car games when he was a child.

Roads Without Potholes

Roads Without Potholes

Why would we ever want potholes in the road?

Rubel Shelly writes about potholes, discouragement, disappointments, pain, grief, wounds that occur in our lives and how they are part of the fabric of life and necessary to develop our character.

Learning Financial Literacy

Learning Financial Literacy

Finally a plan that could help our university students before it's too late!

Rubel Shelly offers Dave Ramsey's online course for college credit to help students learn the principles of financial management.

No Problema

No Problema

With such an emotional tomorrow, can we stay focused on today?

Phil Ware continues his series on his trip to Sagrada Familia.

The News Behind the News

The News Behind the News

Do you ever get a glimpse of God behind the stories we hear everyday?

Ron Rose reminds us that God stories are everywhere, but don't make the press because God's work can't be nailed down to a snippet, a spin, a sound byte, or a headline.

The Father's Love

The Father's Love

How deep is His love for us?

Tom Norvell reminds us of the overwhelming deep love the Father has for us and reminds us that he gives us glimpses of this in a good father's relationship and love for his children.

The Path from Brokenness to Peace

The Path from Brokenness to Peace

Can I really be the same person in each place?

Ron Rose talks about the temptation to compartmentalize life and live by different standards in different roles and walks in life instead of living with integrity for God.

Psalm 46

Psalm 46

Where do we go in such times of upheaval?

Psalm 46 with a prayer added, especially in light of the situation in Japan.

Touched by an Angel

Touched by an Angel

Have you received or given this touch?

Ron Rose talks about the angels and holy moments in our lives and calls us to recognize them and be them for those who need a touch of God's grace.

Have We Missed the Point?

Have We Missed the Point?

Is there a real difference? What would you say?

Ron Rose talks about the difference between living with faith and being religious and asks if there is a difference between being a Christian and being religious.

Even in Mayberry

Even in Mayberry

Could anything be better than living in Mayberry?

Steve Higginbotham talks about four murders that occurred in the town that furnished the backdrop for Andy of Mayberry and reminds us that we live in a fallen world and need to keep our eyes on our heavenly home.