Month: May 2016

What's That Sound?

By Libby Williams / May 31, 2016

 “For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God.  And the dead in Christ will rise first.” 1 Thessalonians 4:16 As I stood on my patio watering my plants; I thought;…

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Books to Inspire Your Heart

By Melody Abboud / May 31, 2016

Books are good for the soul. They can instantly transport you to another era or open your mind to a revolutionary idea or piece of advice without ever leaving your back porch. It is, in some sorts, the greatest counselor and teacher. I’ve been reading some truly inspiring books as…

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Good News for Those Who Need Good News

By lisa rippy / May 30, 2016

I sat down knowing I had a deadline looming. It was early on a Saturday morning. The rest of the gang was still asleep. I turned to my reading plan and moved my finger across the date. Isaiah 61. I smiled. The chapter I’ve prayed more than any other. My…

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Setting Our Eyes to See

By Melody Abboud / May 27, 2016

I love the story of Jehoshaphat in 2 Chronicles chapter 20. I distinctly remember discovering it for the first time almost 3 years ago. It was like a hidden gem that captivated my heart so deeply, I held on to the story for months, telling everyone I knew about this wonderful…

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When Kindness Changes Your Story

By lisa rippy / May 26, 2016

I was 25 and thought I knew it all. I was in a ministry job at a church I love. But I was prideful and arrogant and stubborn. And so I had to learn the hard way. During a meeting with the leadership above me, I displayed my immaturity in…

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A Living Sacrifice

By Libby Williams / May 26, 2016

” I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.”  Romans 12:1 When you think of sacrifice, in the context of Biblical sacrifice; you know something or Someone has to die.  So what…

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More Than the Clothes In Your Closet

By lisa rippy / May 24, 2016

I am a bit fashion-impaired. Left to my own devices, I would wear running shorts and my favorite t-shirt that is roughly eight year old every day. (Except during the months of January and February where I would wear sweat pants and my old fuzzy blue bath robe all the…

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The Yellow Gown

By Libby Williams / May 24, 2016

“Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be absent from the body and present with the Lord. ” 2 Corinthians 5:8 I just heard the news from my long time mentor/friend’s husband.  Kay went on ahead of us; straight into the arms of her beloved Jesus. Our…

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Patience Is …

By Rene' Collins / May 20, 2016

  I have the privilege of working among the staff at my local church. I sent them all an email asking for their personal thoughts on patience. I received an abundance of good information! If I were to share it all, I’d be writing posts on patience for months! Here…

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Just Go With the Flow

By Libby Williams / May 19, 2016

“Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it.  Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few which find it.” Matthew…

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