Not Obligation, but Love

By Freya Galindo Mexico’s big cities contain a multitude of social problems and unfavorable conditions for many people who live in vulnerable situations. Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, is not the exception, even more so because it is a city bordering the United States. Eleven years ago, aware of this reality, the 1stChurch of the Nazarene in... Continue Reading →

Loving, Knowing, and Being Known

“The man who loves God is known by God.” (1 Cor. 8:3) On my wedding day, I was head-over-heels enamored with my wife. I thought I could never be more in love. However, eighteen years later the love is even deeper.  We’ve shared many tears and countless belly-splitting times of laughter.  Just one look can... Continue Reading →

The Famous Know-it-All

“We know that we all possess knowledge.  Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up.” (1 Cor. 8:1) Have you ever met a know-it-all? He (or she) justifiably has a lot of information in his brain, and he wants to let the world know every bit of it.  You’ll know when you’ve met one if they... Continue Reading →

8 Ways to Wreck a Marriage

Yesterday my wife and I celebrated our 18th wedding Anniversary. Outside my salvation and sanctification, Emily has probably been God’s most extravagant gift to me through the years. We have shared tears and many laughs. And we love each other more today than even on our wedding day – way more, in fact! Several years ago, I read an... Continue Reading →

Fear…and Popcorn

By Cathy Spangler “God has not given you a spirit of fear, but of power and love and a sound mind” (2 Tim. 1:7). Fear is a pretty built-in thing.  We teach our kids to “fear” a hot stove or traffic.  Fear protects us from danger sometimes; in other words, it’s quite often healthy to be afraid.... Continue Reading →

Leading Difficult People

By Dan Reiland It’s probably true that the most difficult person I lead is me.  That might be true about you too.  But beyond that reality, there are those who seem to be genuinely unaware of the negative impact they have on others around them. And there are a few who appear to get a... Continue Reading →

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