Taste and See
Taste and See
Cheryl Silvera · Dec 7 3 minute read

I recall when my four-year-old niece invited me to read the book "Green Eggs and Ham" by Dr. Seuss. I declined. She insisted, "You'll like it." I was absolutely positive I would not like a book with such a title. At her insistence, I relented as she pressed in hard. As I progressed through the pages, I realized...

Go Back to Bethel
Go Back to Bethel
Stephanie McNeilus · Dec 2 3 minute read

Have you ever lost your way? Have you ever lost your hold on God or felt that God had most certainly let go of you? Have you ever prayed, and it seemed like your prayers were hitting a wall and bouncing right back to you? Have you ever been so desperate to feel the reassurance of...

Chicago: The Windy City
Chicago: The Windy City
Roy Castelbuono · Dec 2 1 minute read

The Windy City is a nickname given to Chicago but it has nothing to do with Chicago’s weather. Chicago’s nickname, coined by 19th-century journalists, was referring to...

Rain on Fire Series: BE a Witness!
Rain on Fire Series: BE a Witness!
Don MacLafferty · Nov 25 4 minute read

Invite everyone in the family to step outside and stand an arm’s length away from each other. Give everyone 60 seconds to observe (without talking) everything they can...

Praying for Rain
Praying for Rain
Around-the-World Contributors · Nov 11 3 minute read

Before the early rain poured out on the disciples and others at Pentecost — they gathered together and made things right — they prayed in unity for the Holy Spirit to be poured out. Before Jesus comes the second time, I believe He...

Sweetest Treat
Sweetest Treat
Elijah Dean · Nov 11 1 minute read

Black teeth were a sign of wealth in eighteenth-century England. Because sugar was an expensive ingredient, it was eaten mainly by the rich. As a result, the wealthier you were, the more...

Endure to the End
Endure to the End
Sharon Long · Nov 4 4 minute read

What lessons have you been learning as you walk through life? The road may be rough at times. People may pass by without noticing you — as if you are invisible. Trusted friends or family members may desert you. Some, who you least expect, may stay the course with you. No matter what circumstance you find yourself in today, know that there is...

Under His Wings
Under His Wings
Elizabeth Harrison · Oct 28 4 minute read

Who or where is our safety? How can we make it safely through the storms of this life? Whom can we turn to and whom can we trust? There is an invitation and a promise to all those who accept it. We need to...

Rain on Fire Series: Wait to Open the Gift!
Rain on Fire Series: Wait to Open the Gift!
Don MacLafferty · Oct 21 3 minute read

Invite everyone in the family to act out a time in their life that required them to wait. Ask the family to guess each one’s situation. Ask: Is it easy or difficult to wait? When is it worthwhile...

A United Family
A United Family
Time to Get Ready Team · Oct 11 1 minute read

You are probably aware that your family name has a story. You may even know quite a bit about the history behind your family name. Maybe for you, your family name carries some dark memories of past hurts that have never been resolved.

Don’t Live Life Alone!
Don’t Live Life Alone!
Anthony R. Castelbuono · Oct 6 1 minute read

I love golf. When I was 15 years old, I got a hole-in-one. It was 135 yards, downhill, and I saw the golf ball go into the hole. Thrilled, I wanted to share this amazing news with someone, but...

Discipleship Boot Camps
Discipleship Boot Camps
Time to Get Ready Team · Oct 6 1 minute read

Jesus desperately wants to do amazing things in your life. His hand is reaching down to you, will you give Him your hand and...