Is God “mad” at me?

A friend once asked, “Do you think God is mad at me”? Bryan felt that God was calling him to change some destructive behaviors in his life, and he was hearing but not acting on God’s call. It was a question I took some time to think about, and while I was thinking, I...

Thoughts on Grief – Part 1

by Donna Marie Berger When we are coasting along a smooth, straight road and the sun is shining, it is so easy to say, “Praise God!” We thank Him and trust Him and love Him for all the good things in our life. But what happens when dark clouds roll in bringing job...

“swiftly fly the years…”

by Donna Marie Berger The Bible tells us that ‘children are a gift from the Lord (Psalm 127:3 NLT), and Jesus says, “Anyone who welcomes a little child like this on my behalf welcomes me.” (Mark 9:37 NLT) It seems like yesterday my husband and I welcomed Laura...

Act With Mercy

by Will Searcy This past Sunday, we heard the story of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37). This beautiful teaching is not only inspirational, but is also Jesus’s parable that summarizes God’s law and reveals the key to eternal life. In it, Jesus affirmed...

A weekend meditation

by Meredith Berger This was the first official week of my new position at work, and I started Monday coming off of a 4-day road trip with seven friends. While it’s been very exciting, it’s also been a whirlwind, and sitting down to write hasn’t been so easy. Do you...

The freedom to be free

This week we celebrated Independence Day, a holiday commemorating the day that the thirteen American colonies declared themselves a new nation free from British rule. The colonists fought for freedom from being ruled by a government that had become oppressive. After...

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