Rev. Joshua Murray, Christ Cumberland Church Summer is here! That means vacations and fun. It also means storm season. For forty years, my grandparents owned a dry cleaning business in southeast Arkansas. My grandfather was terrified of thunderstorms and tornadoes. … Continue reading Following God’s Call
Rev. Joshua Murray Christ Cumberland Presbyterian Church Father’s Day is fast approaching. I might be biased, but my father is the best. My parents divorced very early in my life, and my dad was always involved in my life. I … Continue reading Our Good Father
Samantha Taylor Samantha Taylor Fitness I went out to dinner with my dad, who is one of the most amazing people I know. Every time I talk to him, he talks about how he is going to start working out, … Continue reading Is Your Body Turning into a Giant Marshmallow?
Keith Chandler, Journey Christian Church The Bible is filled with these amazing principles God wants to do in our life, but he’s basically saying, “Your move. When you do X, then I will do Y.” God loves you and has a great plan for your life, but you’re going to have to participate. A lot of us are wondering: whose responsibility is it for your life to change? You ever thought about what your answer to that question (because we all have an answer)? It’s God’s: I prayed a prayer, I got baptized, now fix it, God. Make my marriage … Continue reading When You, Then God, Part 2
James H. Willis, III Founder and President The Willis Agency, Inc. A bunch, believe it or not. It’s a major theme throughout the entire Bible. Spiritually speaking, the Bible has a great deal to say about investments and investment decision-making. … Continue reading What Does The Bible Say About Investing?
Mike Holm “Jesus told them a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.” (Luke 18:1-8) Jesus could have been a master playwright! Fortunately for us, He had an infinitely greater mission. In Luke 18, … Continue reading Give Up?
By Mike Holm, Pastor of Calvary Chapel “Tiny fingers curled around mine. Perfectly formed. Newborn. The image of two. Infinite mystery. I wanted to know where life comes from.” — from Eagle Song, by the Imperials David and Elizabeth were … Continue reading Raising a Perfect Child (A Mother’s Day Reminder)
By Keith Chandler, Journey Christian Church When you do X, then you get Y. When you’re kind to people, they tend to be kind back. When you save money, then you have more money. When you take care of your car, it tends to last longer. We understand when you get X, then you get Y. But would it surprise you to know that we serve a when, then kind of God? Throughout the Bible, God teaches this. God says to Adam and Eve, “When you stay away from that tree, then I’ll make your life good.” It continues with … Continue reading When You, Then God
By Susie Walther The Kingdom of God is other-worldly, transcending Earth’s cultures, religions, ethnicities, races, and traditions. It’s not defined by any of those natural things and, instead, operates in and through and beyond and despite any of those things. … Continue reading The Well Bible Study Ministry
By Karen McBride Canines for Christ is an animal therapy ministry. Volunteers and their dogs visit people in cancer centers, children’s homes, nursing homes, hospitals, prison ministries, and other places where people are in need of God’s comforting words and … Continue reading Canines for Christ
By Samantha Taylor Samantha Taylor Fitness Moms give so much of their lives to raise their children. Most of the time, she gives up her time and schedule to be there for whatever her kids need. And in the midst … Continue reading Honoring Mom
By Dr. Dianne Coflin Co-Pastor, River of Life Church I recently read the interview of the Englishman Stephen Fry (an atheist) who commented on a question asked him by Gay Byrne as to what he would do if he actually … Continue reading How Dare You Create A World So Full of Misery
By Anne Childers, Staff Writer “We enjoy empowering others to get the most out of every journey.” After over two decades of personal world travel, Florian and Jeannie Royack turned a love of travel into a labor of love. Flojea … Continue reading Experience Your Own Backyard
By James H. Willis, III Founder and President The short answer is yes! Even Jesus speaks about taxes directly, reference Luke 20:25: “He said to them, ‘Then give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s.’” … Continue reading Is There A Biblical Basis for Taxes?
By Steve and Jeanne Wolfe from White Dove Farm Spring has sprung! However, where are the April showers to bring the May flowers? We have used up our water in the rain barrels and that was just for specific plants, … Continue reading Garden Connect
By Mike Holm, Pastor of Calvary Chapel, 17538 Livingston Ave., Lutz. Have you ever gone for a walk way off the beaten path into some winding woods? Have you ever done it with a genuine ornithologist (i.e., bird watcher)? That … Continue reading Giving Easter a Second Look
Easter, a celebration of Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the dead, is the holiest day of the Christian calendar. According to the gospels of the New Testament, Jesus Christ and his apostles entered Jerusalem to observe Passover, the Jewish holy season … Continue reading Easter And What It Has To Do With A Bunny
By Keith Chandler, Journey Christian Church When my children were young, we’d go to the pool and play that game where Dad stands a few feet from the side in chest-deep water, and tries to convince the kids to jump to him. From the father’s perspective, there’s zero risk to this game, but you wouldn’t know it by watching the kids quiver on the deck. “Jump!“ I would say. “Daddy? Will you catch me?” “Yes! Trust me! Just jump.” “When you jump, then I’ll catch you. But I can’t prove that I’ll catch you until you jump!” As grown-ups who … Continue reading When You Jump, God Will Catch You
Dr. Dan Coflin Pastor, River of Life Church The Depression era gave way to the Great Generation followed by the Baby Boomers, Generations X, Y, and now Z. We have run out of alphabet letters to describe the characteristics of … Continue reading What Lies Ahead?
Samantha Taylor Pure Health & Fitness Studios April is a good time to reflect on life. Spring has just begun, you are recovered from the rush of the holiday season, and summer is soon around the corner. Yet it also … Continue reading A Month of Deep Reflection