The Power of Prayer and Presence

By Cheryl Paden Valerie joined our writers’group with the enthusiasm of a bee after nectar. She instantly became everyone’s encourager and energized us to write and to send out our work for publication. We rejoiced with her when she published her first article, and we thanked God for the birth of her long-awaited son, Jack.... Continue Reading →

Feet

By Frederick Buechner "HOW BEAUTIFUL upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good tidings," says Isaiah (52:7). Not how beautiful are the herald's lips, which proclaim the good tidings, or his eyes as he proclaims them, or even the good tidings themselves, but how beautiful are the feet—the feet without which he... Continue Reading →

When Your Calling Feels too Small

By Alison Dellenbaugh Success is measured in obedience. Lately, I'm hearing a lot about "calling" and following wherever Jesus leads. And I've been right there on the front row, soaking it up. Meanwhile, my church is focusing on what it means to really be a disciple, no matter the cost. When we hear these calls... Continue Reading →

Gifts from Worshipping in a Multiethnic Urban Church – Part 1 of 2

By Brandon O'Brien When we moved from Arkansas to New York City, we settled in Washington Heights in Upper Manhattan. Our decision to live in Washington Heights was determined primarily by economics. I just could not imagine paying so much rent for so little space somewhere like the Upper West Side. So, completely naively, we moved into the Heights and... Continue Reading →

10 Great Relationship Principles I’ve Learned from John Maxwell – Part 2 of 2

*This is part two of the article published in the previous post. 6) Admit wrongs and forgive quickly. Taking responsibility for your actions is core to healthy and productive relationships. If you make a mistake, own it. If you treat someone poorly, ask forgiveness. Getting defensive or bowing up never makes a relationship better. You... Continue Reading →

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