May 25

5 Elements of Lasting Love

Lasting Love: Walking my daughter down the aisle
This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Encouraging Messages

Why do so many people “fall out of love”; get divorced; hate those they once loved? Learn what it takes to make love last. This article defines five elements that are all necessary for love to last past the hardships and difficulties that life throws in the way. Continue reading

Jan 30

Struggling With The Truth

It seems “religion” is becoming an ever more popular topic of discussion among politicians and the stars of movies and television these days. But, invariably, when their conversations turn to matters of faith, there’s a glaring omission in their professions. … Continue reading

Jan 30

Freedom of Choice

Here are a few quotes that may help one to understand the (sometimes confusing) concepts of God’s sovereignty and man’s free will: “Our destiny is not determined for us, but it is determined by us. Man’s free will is part … Continue reading

Jul 26

Restoring our brother or sister – do we really mean it?

Wesley Weatherford posted this today and it caused me to think about the need for INTENTIONALITY in restoration of our fallen comrades in ministry… When Paul wrote “Live creatively, friends. If someone falls into sin, forgivingly restore him, saving your … Continue reading

Jun 25

Daisy-Petal Christianity

He loves me. He loves me not. He loves me. He loves me not. The chant continues as one-by-one the daisy petals are plucked from the flower and dropped to the ground. At game’s end the last petal tells all; … Continue reading

Jun 14

Lookin’ for the Perfect Dad!

The following article was written by Peggie C. Bohanon on her website at http://peggiesplace.com/words59.htm. A Hurting Word… If you’ve visited PapaQuest, at Peggie’s Place, you’ll know we’ve been on a diligent search around the world, looking for the perfect dad. … Continue reading

May 09

Standing in the Doorway

(Taken from James S. Hewett, Illustrations Unlimited) John Todd was born in Rutledge, Vermont, into a family of several children. They later moved to the village of Killingsworth back in the early 1800s. At a very young age, both John’s … Continue reading

Apr 12

God’s Dress Code

The “Notes From The Valley” for this week come from Colossians, Chapter 3. I like to call it “God’s Dress Code.” The great things about this wardrobe are: everything’s already picked out (no shopping); everything fits perfectly (no dieting); and … Continue reading

Mar 12

How to Talk to Sinners

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Style & Technique

I recently saw a church sign that said, “Sinners welcome!” I like that! Is it true in your church? Too often, the church becomes a social club – not necessarily for the upper crust but anyone who is not a … Continue reading