The Turkey Story

by Lisa M. Prysock Disastrous moments may strike, but one never knows how much joy the memories of something gone wrong can bring us in the midst of the situation.  It’s all in the attitude with which one views the circumstance.  The example that comes to my mind is a story I should […]

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Understand this Parable or Understand None of Them?

by Mary C. Findley James Tissot, “The Sower,” Brooklyn Museum. Public Domain. Wikimedia Commons. In Mark Ch 4 is the parable of the sower. Many people focus on Jesus’ ministry to sinners and the unclean and say how loving and inclusive He was. They say we mustn’t judge people, can’t know their hearts, […]

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Gems From Pastor Jim

by Jim Hughes Prov. 3:3-4 Never let loyalty and kindness get away from you! Wear them like a necklace; write them deep within your heart. Then you will find favor with God and people, and you will gain a good reputation. I have known those who are loyal and kind and those who […]

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Who Removed the Nails?

by Lynn Mosher Whipped…lashed within an inch of His life. Mocked…crowned with thorns. Slapped…beard ripped from His face. Bound…nails pounded into His flesh. Ridiculed…garment gambled for at His feet. Pierced…in His side, and in His heart. He sighed His last breath… “It is finished.” Now, it is time to bury Him. But who […]

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Oh The Sanctuary!

by Rebekah Beene The GPS took us straight to the church in Benton where the retreat prayer team meeting was being held. When we arrived I read the text: meet in the room behind the sanctuary. Well, there were two buildings behind the sanctuary. We weren’t sure where exactly the meeting room was. […]

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Jesus, Jesus, There Is Just Something About That Name

by Mary Hamilton The Bible tells us the name of our God is a strong tower, a refuge in time of trouble. We sing of the beauty and power of the name of Jesus, our savior. But what does that really mean? I’ve always struggled to understand how a simple name can possess […]

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Gems From Pastor Jim

Prov. 2:3-6 Cry out for insight and understanding. Search for them as you would for lost money or hidden treasure. Then you will understand what it means to fear the LORD and you will gain knowledge of God. For the LORD grants wisdom! From his mouth come knowledge and understanding. Do you cry […]

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A Review Revisited: Miriam’s Secret

by Paula Rose This review appeared on Books-N-Reviews on Publishers Marketplace by Paula Rose http://www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/booksnreviews/ Publisher: Harvest House | Published: February 1, 2015 | Format: eBook (352 pages), Paperback (352 pages), and Hardcover (529 pages) | ASIN: B00RYB9NQU, ISBN: 9780736958790, and ISBN: 9781410479464 | Series: Land of Promise | Origin: NetGalley Cover: Courtesy […]

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Big, Scary, Trust

by Sherry Chamblee It’s like we’re children going to a haunted house attraction with our parents. We’re so excited to be going to the amusement park. We prepare and we gather all our things together to make it the perfect trip. We make sure we have all we need to get inside. Then […]

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Devotional for 4/5/2017

by Mark Malcolm 22  But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,  23  gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.  24  Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.  25  If we live by the Spirit, let […]

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