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Serving Christ inside the Picket Fence

young woman sitting in front of a fence

Angela came home from church feeling awkward again. During announcements, a need was expressed for a new ministry that she would love to do. But it just doesn’t fit with her current life stage of mothering 3 young children.

Let Coffee Break the Ice and Build Relationships

two young women meet for coffee and to chat

Let the fragrant wafts of coffee tantalize your nose as you listen to the noisy hum of espresso machines. Sink comfortably into a cozy chair, sip your favorite brew, and allow your eyes to flicker over the mosaic of colors and activity. Enjoy the flavors of a treat.

Put Out the Welcome Mat for Those with Special Needs

happy boy in wheelchair in class for kids with special needs

One Sunday morning in 2002, Laura DiFatta arrived at her church nursery’s check-in desk with her visiting niece in her arms. Seeing a child with special needs, the nursery greeter explained that the church was unable to care for the little girl.

Internationals Flock to America: Who Is in Your Backyard?

international group of happy, smiling men and women over American flag background

A large oak tree in my backyard serves as the host tree for an entire “nation” of birds. They come in pairs; they come alone. They come seasonally; they remain for months. They are large and small, beautiful and simple. Their colors are brilliant: red, blue, brown, black, orange, and yellow. They come and they go. Their attraction undoubtedly is the bird feeder my husband faithfully fills. Some eat directly from it; others feed on the seed scattered from the populated feeder.

Watching this convention of birds from my back porch, I thought of the visits, short and long, of internationals in America. Obviously, all analogies fall short at some point, yet I could not help but recognize similarities.

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.

Minister as a Family to the Homeless

family hosting yard sale

A couple of years ago, our family moved to a new city. We noticed something about our city right away. We noticed the woman with the sign at the stoplight by the grocery store. There was the man we passed on the way to piano lessons.

Your Story: Sharing Your Testimony

young woman with Bible and backpack

I grew up with Christian parents. My mom and dad had joy and peace others didn’t seem to possess.

12 Options to Serve the Poor and Vulnerable in the New Year

girl holding wire fence

In his book Generous Justice: How God’s Grace Makes Us Just, Timothy Keller encourages Christians to combine evangelism with life-changing advocacy, seeking faith-centered solutions for those God specifically commands believers to serve—the orphan, the widow, the poor, and the alien.

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