Leaving negative thoughts behind

Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.  Phil. 4:8 (NLT) Have...

God is Not a Side Dish

Imagine a friend invites you for dinner. She texts you a few hours beforehand, saying, "Save your appetite!" When you sit down at her beautifully decorated table, centerpiece, cloth napkins...

From Motorcycle Warlord to Serving the Lord of Lords: Big Al Aceves

By the time Big Al Aceves was 15, he was committing crimes like robbery and selling drugs, landing him in prison. Having grown up in an abusive home, Al...

Listening for Leaders

Ministry has its challenges. As a leader in a Women’s Ministry, I could not get out of my own way. In my zeal to serve and get the job done, I misunderstood my task. The job was not done correctly, feelings got hurt, the blame game ensued, and I felt broken and useless. Why?

Charles Livingston – Free Indeed

“Mrs. Livingston, you’ll never see your son walk the streets of Columbia again.” The words rang in Carrie Livingston’s ears as Dick Harpootlian, then Deputy Circuit Solicitor, stood before the court, asking the jury to convict her 32-year-old son for murders he didn’t commit.

More churches expanding reach through social media

More than 5,000 people watched and listened to small-town pastor Mark Helton's sermons on smartphones, tablets and computer monitors over the past month.
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