One Ministry – A Family of Programs
When my son told me he wanted to play lacrosse, the first thought that popped in my head was, “Great. Lacrosse. The sport of rapists.”
Of course, I was thinking of the case in which three Duke University lacrosse players were accused of raping a woman at a party. As it turns out, the three men had been falsely accused. Criminal charges were dismissed and they were declared innocent of the...Read More at Think Christian
In Amos, God sets a spiritual plumb line among his people. A plumb line is a string with a weight at the bottom, used by builders to make sure walls are vertically straight. If God set a plumb line among us, how well would our spiritual lives line up?
Dr. Bruce Thompson teaches that there are two main ways in which our spiritual lives can be corrupted, or “out of plumb.” One might be called the “wall of rejection.” Often in life we experience rejection, so we build up bricks that isolate us from God and others. These bricks can include sadness,...Read More at This is Today
Church communications isn’t an easy job. Because it brings together many factions of a church, it lends itself to being an area of conflict. People in different departments want to silo up and keep independence. Communications issues often evolve into bigger, tougher conversations about the vision...Read More at ChurchJuice.reframemedia.com
As the school science fair is gearing up, Chamy’s project ask some big questions about the universe that Lucille, Liz and Julia want to answer by proclaiming that God is the God of all things! Spike finds the gang some expert help from a surprising source.Read More at Kids Corner
Have you ever felt stuck, like God brought you to this place in life then abandoned you? That's where we find Moses and the Israelites in our study this week of Exodus 14 & 15. The children of Israel were between the proverbial "rock and a hard place." In front of them stretched an impassable sea;...Read More at GroundWork
Grief is a universal experience. We all experience loss, but everyone expresses that grief in their own way. When families grieve together it requires grace and compassion.
At first I was busy taking care of the things that had to be done, trying to shield my mom from as many decisions as I could. And as long as I was busy, I was ok. It wasn’t until about a month later that I realized that the...Read More at Family Fire