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Friendship: Finding Soul Healers

two young female friends with coffee talking in living room

The desire for meaningful friendship is universal for women. Finding a companion who laughs at the same quirky situations and relishes similar pastimes is a cherished jewel.

Get Real: Parenting Millennials Requires Authenticity and Vulnerability

Parenting Millennials

A godly woman once shared, “Laura, you will always love your children more than your parents.” I was startled and a bit horrified by that statement back then but have come to understand it as I’ve grown older.

Missionary Spotlight Update: Nate and Aimee Friedrichsen

Nate and Aimee Friedrichsen and sons

One of Nate and Aimee Friedrichsen’s prayer requests was “for people in Ohio City who have no Christian friends to have believing friends because our church made intentional connections.

Missing Mayberry

children and postmodernism

We certainly don't live in Mayberry anymore, and for those of us who are missing the simpler times that television of the past portrayed, we are not alone. What has changed? Many television shows, video games, and even music today are based on killing, death, cruelty, insults, and destruction.

Scorecard or Mirror? Teaching Children to Love Jesus Boldly

children sharing the gospel

Flashback to the past decades. It was an age of dos and don’ts. Do check the right boxes. Do bring a tithe. Do come to Sunday School. Do read the Bible. Do invite others. Don’t miss church, and so on.

Living Missionally in a Social Media World

girl sitting on bed with coffee reading Bible

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram . . . Social media has become how we live life. Thousands of posts a day is what most of us read. Some capture our attention, some make us cringe, and some lead us to click the “unfollow” button.

Working with Refugees, Stage 6: Enhance Work with Refugees

silhouette of refugees walking in a row

With this final chapter of learning how to hear from God where He wants you to join Him at work and how to begin a faith-based ministry, we will learn about steps each organization must consider after the first month or year of the ministry organization’s life.

Make a Difference, Be the Difference!

joyful female volunteer gathers rubbish

In a world consumed by social media, outward image, and an endless obsession to be the best that you can be, God’s love still holds the power to make a difference and to be the difference in any life.

Missions . . . To Go, Please

missions every day

“Thanks for the prayers!” The text was short and sweet, but the message was clear. Tracy knew she was making a difference in Melissa’s life. Melissa had delivered mail to Tracy for 3 years and throughout that time, Tracy made a deliberate effort to build a relationship with the postal worker.

Serving Christ in Personal Suffering

woman comforting a friend who is suffering

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about half of all adults struggle with at least one chronic health condition. Most who battle an ongoing health problem find it hard to keep up with everyday tasks.

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