A Taste of Home

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.

Reluctant Leadership?

Reluctant Leadership?

What does God see that we don't?

Mike Barres reminds us about the power of leadership and encourages us to prayerfully step up if asked.

Unveiling of Legacy

Unveiling of Legacy

What will you have to pass on to your children and grandchildren?

Ron Rose shares with us about legacy, faith, children, grandchildren, funerals, and the real inheritance we need to set aside for those who come after us.

Community and Homebound

Community and Homebound

How can I share in community when I am limited in how I can get out with other people?

Phil Ware talks about how we can help provide and be community to those who cannot get away from home or care facilities and he asks for our input on how we can help them do this.

A Moron?

A Moron?

I'm not sure I'd agree with the assessment that this guy is a moron, do you?

Steve Higginbotham reminds us of a recent news story and disputes the charge that he was a moron, but instead was a man of integrity like we should be?

Eggstravaganza

Eggstravaganza

What prizes have you found in Scripture?

Phil Ware shares with us the surprises that he found in reading 2 Timothy and compares them with prize eggs at an event called Eggstravaganza.

I Trust in Your Unfailing Love

I Trust in Your Unfailing Love

Can you still hold on to trust?

Tom Norvell reminds us of the power of trusting God and putting our faith in his unfailing love.

Self-control and City Walls

Self-control and City Walls

Why is it so hard to control our own behavior?

Rubel Shelly talks about ancient cities and how they needed walls and how we need self-control today.

Why Pray When You Can Worry?

Why Pray When You Can Worry?

What's the big deal with our worries?

Bill Sherrill describes the problem with worry and how we often replace prayer with worry, but reminds us that peace isn't about circumstances or logic, but trust in God.

How to Handle Criticism

How to Handle Criticism

How do you handle it when people come down on you?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that if we have big dreams or want to be used by God significantly, we will have plenty of critics, but don't let them stop you and he gives several different pieces of good advice.

A Time to Weep

A Time to Weep

What time is it in your relationship with your Dad?

Philip Gulley talks about his dad's heart surgery and his directions for his funeral service in case he didn't survive.

Longing for Friendship

Longing for Friendship

Are you willing to take the risk?

We all need a friend or brother or sister with whom we can confess, share our story, and find deep and meaningful friendship.

Better than Therapy

Better than Therapy

Do you have a good friend?

While some people need therapy, most folks need a good friend most of all and a good friend can do a whole lot of good at healing their hearts.

Grace

Grace

How do you understand it?

Joey's granddaughter Landrye has taught him a great deal about God's grace.

Wisdom and Consequences

Wisdom and Consequences

Why do we fool ourselves into thinking our actions and choices don't matter that much?

Our descisions have consequences and these choices are not inconsequential to our children and grandchildren.

The Miraculous Influence of a True Lighthouse

The Miraculous Influence of a True Lighthouse

What makes a true lighthouse in a world of despair and darkness?

God gives us moments where we can not just be a solid light, but a startling, once in a lifetime influence for grace and good.

Tough Decisions and God's Precious Gift

Tough Decisions and God's Precious Gift

What would you have done?

An aunt reflects on her niece's birth to a mom out of wedlock and how precious she is and so glad she was born.

Empty House Full of Memories

Empty House Full of Memories

Have you found your place of peace?

Jesus promises us his peace if we will open our hearts to his contentment.

The Day the Tree Went Crashing

The Day the Tree Went Crashing

When's the last time you held a neighbor's hand?

One of the kindness things we can do is simply hold a friends hand and listen to his or her pain and problems.

Inheritance Day

Inheritance Day

What are you looking to inherit?

What are we passing on to our children?

Secular or Sacred?

Secular or Sacred?

Is work secular or sacred space?

Every space is holy when a Christian inhabits it.

Hope and Joy!

Hope and Joy!

Where do you find your hope and joy?

Two adopted children help Joe remember again the hope and joy he has in God.`

Be Still!

Be Still!

Can you actually be still?

God is calling us to be still, but he sometimes has to do radical things to get us to listen!

Bunnies, Baskets, Eggs, and Stuff

Bunnies, Baskets, Eggs, and Stuff

Where did a bunny with eggs come from?

Easter can be and should be on our hearts everyday and we should use Easter as a time to help our kids know about the Lord's resurrection and not just bunny eggs.