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Overcomer

By Lisa Rippy / October 25, 2019

I love this photo because in the midst of the dark forest, bursts a radiant light. A light that overcomes the darkness! Now, does that not sound familiar? Does that in any way remind you of some words Jesus said right before His arrest? Jesus said in John 16:33, “I have…

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5 More Days to CHRISTmas! How to Make these Days Matter the Most

By Lisa Rippy / December 20, 2016

Only 5 more days!! Jesus’ birthday is in only 5 more days…and here’s a little family checklist for all of us as we draw our hearts nearer to the true Reason for the season – the birth of our Master and Messiah – JESUS. It’s so tempting to get consumed…

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Love Is Patient

By Rene' Collins / May 16, 2016

One of my favorite every day situations where patience is a choice is at the railroad tracks. Y’all know what I am talking about. You’re in hurry,  cruising down the road when you see ahead of you a line of cars waiting for a train to pass on by. This…

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Are You Fruit-bearing or a Fruit Cake?

By Rene' Collins / May 13, 2016

On May 1, my Pastor,  Dr. Stephen Anthony, preached a message for our graduating seniors. In his message from Philippians 3:12-17, he gave our seniors 3 tips from the apostle Paul. He told them to prepare to be faithful, prepare to be forgetful and to prepare to be fruitful. All…

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Shalom

By Rene' Collins / May 11, 2016

Shalom. As we continue our series on The Fruit Of The Spirit  today I want to talk about a word that I was not familiar with until a few years ago.  I had heard it before and knew it was a Hebrew greeting but I had no idea of the richness…

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Christ's Peace by Rene' Collins

By Rene' Collins / May 9, 2016

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, PEACE, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,  gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.” Galatians 5:22 (ESV) This verse should have been featured to help introduce you to our new series on The Fruit of the Spirit. One of our newest…

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Day Four: Ministry Trials and Restoration

By Rene' Collins / April 18, 2016

Read today’s Inspiration from Rhonda Love:  Holding hands around the bed of our beloved brother-in-law. We prayed, sang his favorite song, “Sweet Home Alabama” and celebrated his life during his eight days in hospice. The 2 ½ years prior had been a long journey of hospital visits, treatments and illness…

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Breathe Again

By Rene' Collins / November 2, 2015

Well, it happened again tonight. That ride home from Church, a song on the radio. God repeats things with me from time to time. Repetition is good, He speaks in repetition. So, I am on my way home just like I was last week (see last Sunday nights post) and…

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That's When Beauty Happens

By Lisa Rippy / October 8, 2015

If there were ever times in my life when I felt the tapping of God’s finger on my shoulder, it was when He had to stop me in a moment and remind me, “You are worrying. That makes Me look bad.”  And He’s right. He’s always right. When I allow…

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A Peaceful Relationship Cannot Be One-sided

By Lisa Rippy / September 14, 2015

Good morning! Hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend and are up and at ’em on this new Monday! One of my favorites verses is Romans 12:18 – “If possible, on your part, live at peace with everyone.” When I first read this verse, the words that jumped off the page…

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