Unity in Community: Galatians 2:11-21

Unity in Community: Galatians 2:11-21 Can you tell when a team lacks unity? When everyone isn’t on the same page, having the same goals, or overall mission? This is particularly pronounced in sports. Have you noticed the ball hog before- always taking shots and calling their own number, never passing to teammates? This is an individual who cares more about … Read More

The Power of the Gospel: Galatians 1:11-24

Have you ever studied how a butterfly is born? Most people know that caterpillars turn into butterflies- but are you familiar with the process? It consists of four stages- egg, caterpillar, chrysalis (cocoon), and butterfly. Here it is in very non-scientific terms: You start off with a disgusting little round white thing, which hatches and becomes a disgusting worm that … Read More

Stand Firm: Galatians 1:1-10

Stand Firm: Galatians 1:1-10 I love the New Year because it is a time of new beginnings. We put the past in the past – and set goals for the future. We have a whole set of new opportunities and adventures in front of us for the next 12 months. We begin the year with all these great aspirations of … Read More

“Happy New Year!” by DeVonna Allison

There’s a great big beautiful year stretching out before us. Did you make resolutions? I did. I enjoy the idea of a new opportunity to challenge and better myself. Of course we can begin new habits any time of the year, but we especially think of new beginnings at the New Year.   Not everyone views the future with anticipation … Read More

A Light Dawns: Isaiah 8:19-9:7

The Light of the World: Isaiah 9:1-7 How about you- do you have a Christmas wish list this year? Is there anything you have your eye on- like star wars legos, or some other toy? As we get older, we tend to get a little more practical- so perhaps something that may make your life a little easier in 2020? … Read More

“Mary, Did You Know” by DeVonna Allison

Mary did you know that your baby boy would one day walk on water? Mary did you know that your baby boy would save our sons and daughters? Did you know that your baby boy has come to make you new? This child that you’ve delivered, will soon deliver you   Mary did you know that your baby boy will … Read More

This Changes Everything: Luke 4:14-21, Isaiah 61:1-2

This Changes Everything: Luke 4:14-30 Do you like superhero movies? The typical American is a big fan. We have the Marvel and DC universes, animated superheroes, those that use jedi mind tricks and wield light-sabers, and many, many other varieties to choose from. Many of these movies have set box-office records. This year, Avengers: Endgame has smashed through all box … Read More

A Resounding Message: Isaiah 40:1-5; Luke 3:1-6

A Message Worth Proclaiming: Isaiah 40:1-5, Luke 3:1-6 Have you ever had a really important message you needed to share with somebody? It may have been exciting news that a long held hope has been fulfilled- you finally made the team, got the job, passed the test, or convinced the woman of your dreams to say “yes”. Conversely- perhaps it … Read More

God With Us: Matthew 1:22-23, Isaiah 7:1-17

God With Us: Matthew 1:22-23, Isaiah 7:1-17 I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving this week and were able to take time to enjoy the company of friends and family. Our family spent Thanksgiving in Dallas- which was our first time back since we moved last summer. It was amazing to see our loved ones in the area- including my … Read More

Giving Thanks for the Seasons of Life

Four and a half years ago when we were living in Michigan, our son, his wife and their baby had moved in with my husband and me. We all got along well, but it was still stressful having two households under one roof. In that time my five-month-old grandson had grown to be a boisterous, active two-year-old. Then, I found out I … Read More