Praise

When lack of understanding overruns my faith I will draw near to you with praise.   When anxious thoughts threaten to sweep away my peace I will be still before you and praise.   When wearied of the burdens and joy is nowhere to be found I will seek your presence with praise.   When all around is chaos and lies are the loudest…

Can I Trust The Bible?

We’ve all heard the critics. The Bible is archaic with outdated ideas. It’s been through too many translations, which one is correct? It’s just a bunch of myths with no merit. Can it be trusted? These are just a few comments about Bible reliability. Let me offer a few facts about the Bible.* It was written over a period of 1600 years andhas more…

Names

  Written by Jodi Davis Lybrand A common greeting goes something like this.“Hello, my name is Jodi. What is your name? Nice to meet you.” Our names are the means to identify ourselves to one another, Some names are synonymous with power or wealth, think, Rockefeller, Kennedy or Gates. Others for great athleticism like Owens, Williams and Manning. Then there are the one name…

Spring Cleaning for the Christian

Written by Andrea Miles I am not a gifted housekeeper. In fact, I’m pretty terrible at it, and if you come to my house and expect it to be pristine, then maybe we should meet at your house. In my defense I’m a mama to three boys and, yes I know that there are plenty of boy-moms out there who have sparkling, tidy homes,…

There Is a Way From Here

Written by Jackie Tinkler For years I had a rainbow over my head and the sun shining wherever I went.  Nothing ever really happened that was considered a “crisis,” “stressful,” or even remotely “devastating.”  I think sometimes our little bubbles preclude us from trouble, but as life moves on and we meet more people outside of our “bubble,” we try new things, we live…

Jackie Tinkler

An indiscernible happy thought was swirling around in my head “Take your time and enjoy what you’re doing” Definitely a God thought. I’ve always been in a hurry. Ever since I can remember, I was brought up to “hurry up.” I’m not sure why, but we did everything fast. We talked fast, walked fast cooked fast, ate fast, you name it we were doing…

Written by Jackie Tinkler

Taking a break on my back patio one summer morning I sensed a short bout of dizziness. Since nothing ever really had been wrong with me, I blew it off. I thought, it’s all in my head. Well, it happened again and again and with it came heaving breathing, and a rush of emotions and physical sensations I never felt before. I thought I…

Who Defines Fabulous?

Written by Jackie Tinkler Somewhere we have come up with the notion that we have to be explosively beautiful and entertaining 24/7 in order for people to want to friend us. Just take a look at the everyday chatter on Facebook or Instagram to see what and who is getting all of the world’s attention. Endless destination photos, clever chatter, and trendy culture fill…

Your Go To Plan When The Battle Is Real

Honestly, this is how it feels most days, like I’m battling something everyday. And we are, because whether we want to admit it or not, there is a battle for our faith (drum roll please.) So yesterday was supposed to be a day of rest for me. Didn’t happen quite that way. I’m all about flexibility, but when hard challenges come on the same…