Father’s Day Confession

By Jake McCandless I confess I have stunk at recognizing my Dad over the years. I’m a pastor and someone and for some reason scheduled Father’s Day on the one...

From Slavery to Freedom Through Forgiveness

An Interview with Maria Suarez by Cindy Powell If you met her today, you would never know there was a time Maria Suarez had no hope for her future. Subjected...

Gossip: When Words Fly

Surprisingly, and most unfortunately, it happens at our churches and even in our prayer meetings. What could be so prevalent and unseemly? Gossip. Ironically, it’s the sin that no one ever wants to talk about!

Who is Joel?

Joel is thirty-six years old, he is severely physically disabled. He is wheelchair-bound and is aided by a tracheostomy to help him breathe and keep his airway clear. He eats blenderized food through a tube, and he has a catheter.

The Angry Woman

I came across his wedding pictures. An ocean of tears flowed down my face and I released a scream in my head that only I could hear. I was angry.

Taking it to the Streets—Curbside Community Center Feeding the Stomachs and Souls of the...

When the Curbside Community Center van rolls into town, communities across the High Desert are served. Whether food, water, shoes, or clothing—Pastor Abel Razo and the more than 40...

The Joy Stealer

By Carol Gilham I woke up feeling defeated. My circumstances felt out of order and chaotic. I felt inadequate, insecure and well, down. It took me leaning in to Jesus,...

A Blessed Lent

A Blessed Lent By Martha J. Orlando "When you fast, don't make yourselves look sad like the hypocrites. They put a look of suffering on their faces so that people will...

Tell Me Why

Why are there are so many acts of violence that cause us to have so little hope in the future? With all these natural disasters, political problems and poverty stricken countries, how can we find hope in today’s world?

10,000 Prayers and Counting: Praying for Sophia

10,000 Prayers and Counting: Praying for Sophia By Beckie Lindsey A nine-year-old girl, Sophia Campa Peters from Brownfield, Texas has a big request: get the whole world to pray for her...