Surviving the Holidays

Surviving the Holidays

By Marie C. Celano, LCPC, Director of Grace Counseling Ministries Scripture says mourn with those who mourn (Romans 12:15). A few years ago I had the opportunity to do just that when I attended Surviving the Holidays with a friend. He had lost his wife, my very dear...

Why I Serve // Shawna Gooding

By Shawna Gooding Shawna currently serves on the worship team as a vocalist. She’s been serving on the team for one year. The below is her story.  My parents always had music playing in the house from the time I was a baby, however, as a child I was extremely...
Reflections: Groups Kick Off 2019

Reflections: Groups Kick Off 2019

By Seth Rumsey, Pastor of Community Groups It was a beautiful sight this past Sunday to see hundreds of people looking for community met by hundreds of group leaders ready to receive them with open arms.  The apostle Paul instructs us in Romans 15:7 to “Welcome...
The 7 Year Itch

The 7 Year Itch

Let’s play a game of association. 7. What thoughts and images come to mind when you see the number seven? Make a mental list on your own for 5 seconds before continuing on. Seven days of the week. “Lucky” number sevens on a slot machine. Multiples...
How God used a piece of paper to change my life

How God used a piece of paper to change my life

On September 5th of 2019, instead of heading into the new school year as I have been the past 8 years as a special education teacher, I’ll be on my way to the Middle East to support a family who is in desperate need of a homeschool teacher.  This family has been...
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