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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

A Blueprint for Prayer: Three Personal Petitions

Martin Lloyd-Jones said, “Man is at his greatest and highest when upon his knees he comes face to face with God.” Jesus knew the importance of coming face to...

Why a House Church?

After interning within a congregation in North Canton, Pastor Brittian Bollenbacher and his family were sent to plant a church in Kent. Brittian and the new team of believers...

Blessed to be a Blessing

W. Clement Stone said, “If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.” Generous people with caring hearts discover ways to bless others.

Reflecting on Privileges, Burdens of Ministry

Pastors love walking with their people through life’s celebrations and tribulations, but in ministry, pastors often carry burdens of their own.

Open the Eyes of my Heart, Lord

In Ephesians 1, Paul didn’t pray for material blessings, but for spiritual perception. In verse 19, he prayed “the eyes of your understanding being enlightened.” The word understanding means heart.

Does God Have our Ultimate Loyalty

Loyalty is the quality of standing firm in one’s devotion or allegiance to someone or something. Loyalty comes from the heart, not from a feeling of obligation or from a legal contract.

The Difficulty of Finding Love

A father had two sons who he loved very much. In fact, his love for them was perfect and unending. Unfortunately, due to ignorance, neither son realized his father’s love.

The Savior is Knocking

When looking at the door in the painting, Light of the World, you can see there is no handle or knob on the outside. The door must be opened from the inside! You must allow Jesus to enter.

5 Things Replacing God’s Direction in Your Life

Here are five things you may be using to replace Christ’s direction in your life:

Litter Problem Reminds Us To Keep Our Life Clean

It was a great job. It paid a whopping $2 per hour--minimum wage. We reported to the county prison camp every morning, sharpened our nails, filled up the ice chest, and jumped on the red prison bus with bars on the windows. People stared at us as we rode around town, wondering what we did to deserve this.

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Bitterness Strikes Out

Not too many people can say they are friends with a Major League Baseball batting champion. But Al Oliver and I know each other well.

Tribute to Our American Military

*This article originally appeared on Rachael M Colby's website TattooItOnYourHeart.com and on her Cape Cod Times blog by the same name. "I joined the military...

Captivating ‘Dude Perfect’ documentary leads May streaming lineup

Dude Perfect. This quintet of basketball trick shot artists and comedy geniuses has amassed 51 million subscribers even though they don’t curse or make off-color jokes. Dads love them. Moms love them. Most of all, though, it’s children, tweens and teens who binge their zany, creative videos.