Garden Lessons About Prayer & Faith
Garden Lessons About Prayer & Faith
Lisa Lothian · Oct 14 4 minute read

To my surprise, despite the appearance and reality of all the weeds, I was able to harvest a huge garbage bag full of various beautiful vegetables! It was so much more than I had expected. I just had to look past the weeds. When I brought everything inside and began cooking dinner, emotion overtook me as God spoke to my heart and reminded...

A Broken Heart for the Lost
A Broken Heart for the Lost
Melody Mason · Sep 20 6 minute read

“Praying Hyde” had such an all-consuming burden for the salvation of souls that he would not stop praying until God brought another soul, and then another, to the truth. At one time, he was convicted that he needed to pray for at least one soul a day for the following year. It was an extraordinary prayer challenge, and some even mocked his goal . . .

Burglar in the Basement
Burglar in the Basement
Jaël Naomie · Sep 3 2 minute read

To his shock Dr. Chartiable felt cold, hard metal pressed against the back of his head and heard a strange voice command him to, “Freeze!” A burglar had found his way into the church. The burglar’s gun was now bearing down on the elder’s skull. Dr. Charitable, who has a quiet spirit and is a man of few words, fell to his knees and started to pray.

Lord, Give Me Patience!
Lord, Give Me Patience!
Lisa Lothian · Aug 26 2 minute read

I don't know about anyone else, but I am finding it increasingly difficult to exercise patience. The older I get, the less patience I seem to possess. This became glaringly obvious while taking on the task of writing this article.

Spiritual Minimalism
Spiritual Minimalism
Michelle J. Castelbuono · Aug 6 3 minute read

I am on a journey. It started as a desire to have more time and fewer “things.” I read some books, signed up for a blog, leafed through some magazines, and began viewing my home with a more critical eye asking, “Does this bring me...

Five Keys to Growing Faith
Five Keys to Growing Faith
Melody Mason · Aug 2 11 minute read

Do you struggle having strong faith in the times in which we are living? I know I sometimes do. In fact, this past year, I’ve been on a bit of a roller coaster of faith versus my circumstances. Yes, I admit, the things I’ve been teaching and preaching about for years have been challenged in a new way in my own life, and I’ve often had to cry out, “Lord, give me strength to get through this trial!”

Put This Plane Down Now!
Put This Plane Down Now!
Audrey Castelbuono · Jul 28 3 minute read

Danny threw an aerial map at me and shouted, “Find a place to land!” I looked at the map which was nothing like a road map and saw nothing that looked familiar. My stomach went into my throat as I put the map down and looked out the window, eagle-eyed, trying to find something in all the farmland below that might possibly be a small airfield. Over in the far distance I spotted…

Not All Who Wander Are Lost
Not All Who Wander Are Lost
Melissa Barclay · Jul 20 3 minute read

My map reading adventures began when I was proclaimed the navigator on road trips. Barely able to read, my mom taught me to follow the map route she had shown me on the map so that I could tell her the number or name on the next road we needed to take.

Dormers vs. Demolition
Dormers vs. Demolition
Lisa Lothian · Jul 9 3 minute read

One day my husband walked into the house with architect plans to transform the house into a four-bedroom colonial. I was scared. We would have to move out while the work was being done. We were planning to start homeschooling our six-year-old twins within the year; I felt like I needed...

Divine "Airplane" Appointment
Divine "Airplane" Appointment
Donnie Jones · Jul 6 6 minute read

Connie didn’t know it, but the reason that our seats had been separated was for a divine appointment God had arranged that was about to take place (Psalm 139:4). I kept praying and observing from a distance. Connie was able to give her testimony of the recent...

Prayer Vaccine
Prayer Vaccine
Lisa Lothian · Jun 18 4 minute read

Did you get the COVID-19 vaccine? Do you want to get the COVID-19 vaccine? Maybe you have, maybe you’re waiting, or maybe you have no interest at all. Well, as a nurse, I have seen the pandemonium related to this terrible virus; and I have seen, up close and personal, the devastation, fear, and anxiety that the whole ordeal has wrought on many.

Cry for Fire (Part 2 of 2)
Cry for Fire (Part 2 of 2)
Don MacLafferty · Jun 16 5 minute read

God impressed us to come and pray and train the people again. The church promised to find more people. On the appointed night, we arrived with much hope and expectation. Announcements had been made from the front of church during the worship service. Less showed up than the first time! But we got on our knees and prayed and claimed God’s promises.