Small Churches Offer Opportunities to Love Jesus

    Climbing big steps to enter a brick building through heavy wooden doors may not sound like something a five-year-old would enjoy, but I couldn’t wait to go inside!   My Sunday school teacher, Miss Winnie, had big teeth, lots of white hair, and a funny voice that sounded like she spoke through a... Continue Reading →

What Heavenly Ramparts Are in Your Life?

“Consider her ramparts; go through her palaces that you may tell it to the next generation.” Ps. 48:13 In biblical times the best cities were built on hills for protection. The city’s inhabitants strengthened their defenses by building a wall, or rampart, around the city. Marauders would have to ascend the steep hillside and pass... Continue Reading →

Are You Sinking or Swimming Through Life?

And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. (Philippians 2:8, New American Standard Bible) Read Philippians 2:6-11 When my kids were small, I took them to swim lessons. Trained instructors demonstrated how to perform each stroke. But there was... Continue Reading →

One Thing Christian Singer TobyMac Would Change

One of the great things of being a freelance writer for a major daily newspaper like the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel is doing interviews with celebrities and singers. I had the opportunity and pleasure of interviewing TobyMac by phone for the News-Sentinel and also a story for Focus on Your Child, a magazine published by Focus... Continue Reading →

Pastor Creates Homes for Forgotten Children Worldwide

This story is about a group of people who live in my small, Midwestern town whose vision is world-wide. Their work to help poor, neglected children around the world is phenomenal. Information to contribute to this ministry is listed at the end of the article. Please consider helping them. ** Twenty-seven million people in the world are... Continue Reading →

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