On a weekly basis, I read a column entitled, "Fire in My Bones," by J. Lee Grady. His insights are often well-timed and very helpful. The column I am sharing with you this week is no exception. We are all subject to getting down and discouraged, particularly in the face of difficult, demanding, … [Read more...] about Encourage Yourself in the Lord
One of the most common questions that one believer in Christ will ask another is, "How can I pray for you?" What a great question, reflecting the care and concern we have for each other as brothers and sisters in Christ. Often our prayer requests have to do with seeking the Lord's intervention … [Read more...] about How Can I Pray For You?
We are so grateful to be at Round Lake Christian Camp for 5th-6th grade week, and things are really going well. Jonathon Barnes brings many years of experience in Christian camping to his position as Dean of the week of camp. The team of volunteers assembled is absolutely awesome, and most … [Read more...] about Great Week at Round Lake
This past Sunday evening, July 10, we had the privilege of hosting the Worthington Civic Band for an outdoor concert and Ice Cream Social. We were delighted to have 121 people for the event along with the 50 people in the band. What a talented group of musicians, playing all types of music. The … [Read more...] about A Great, Fun Night!
Psalm 139:13-16 says, "For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together … [Read more...] about A Prayer of Thanks
This past Sunday our message was, "What's In a Name?" It involved the healing of a lame man in Acts 3 at The Beautiful Gate of the Temple. Peter and John made it clear that the healing was done "in the name of Jesus of Nazareth." One of the things I asked people to consider was to make sure we … [Read more...] about Don’t Misuse His Name
The age old debate when it comes to relationships is quality time vs. quantity time. Quality time refers to the caliber of the time we invest, and quantity time refers to the amount of time we spend. There is a story of a little child who was asked, "Which would you prefer, quality time or quantity … [Read more...] about Quality Time vs. Quantity Time
Dave Butts is the president of Harvest Prayer Ministries, and the author of multiple books, articles and resources on prayer. He also served as president of the International Conference on Missions when it met in Columbus. He shares below what I have been attempting to stress in recent weeks as we … [Read more...] about Pray Like Them
This week I would like to share with you a column written by Charles Swindoll. Although I fall short with great regularity, I aspire to be a man after God's own heart. As you read this, consider the importance of the essential character qualities that position us to seek the Lord fully. I hope … [Read more...] about After God’s Own Heart