What’s a Woman To Do?

I’ll never forget a sermon I once heard a young preacher deliver. He was speaking on the differing roles of men and women in worship. He very capably noted that men have a leadership role in the church, and touched on a variety of jobs they can do such as be elders, deacons, preachers, and …

Churches and Alcohol

Acts 17:6 tells us that there were Christians in the first century who were “turning the world upside down.” By standing for their faith and going against the culture of the day, they were making a stand for what was right. An article recently published in our community newspaper discussed whether or not to uphold …

Can It Happen to Us?

According to the Associated Press, there are only two living members of the Shaker religious faith left in the United States.  The Shakers were a division of the Quakers in the 1700’s. They were originally known as “Shaking Quakers” because of their ecstatic dancing and spontaneous speaking in tongues during worship services. Major tenants of …

The 3 Reasons You Need a Special Needs Ministry

As I write this post, I am also beginning preparations for Forever His Spring Day Camp for our special needs friends in the church and in the community. Forever His program has been the single best outreach event that I have ever been involved with. So many seeds have been planted and lives changed with …

Mary Did You Know

The song entitled, “Mary, Did You Know” has become one of my favorites.  It has a beautiful melody, but much more beautiful are the lyrics that raise so many interesting questions. Have you ever taken time to think about what Mary did or did not know about her precious child? As a mother, I remember …