This Sunday is Mother's Day, and whether you are a mom of one or seven, but you know what it's like to snuggle with, care for, pray over, and even agonize about your little one(s) as you've watched them grow. Each age and stage is different, bringing its own challenges and sweet moments. It...
No matter what stage of parenting you find yourself in right now, we can all agree that it’s an adventure. In the busyness of May, with the teachers to appreciate, the graduation gifts to buy, and the celebrations to enjoy, it can be easy to get caught up in the busy and lose sight of our...
As Christians, we know that this season is a celebration of the birth of our Savior, but it's easy to forget amidst all the doing that one of the things he's saved us from is meaningless busyness.
The yawns kept coming in another early morning, three-hour seminary class. But then the professor said something that made me stop mid-stretch.
As summer drew to a close, there was a deep sense of dread within my ten-year-old soul. My school’s fourth-grade teacher was notorious. She had the tenderness of a Marine drill instructor and the heart of a…well, to us kids, she didn’t seem to have a heart.
An update from the Bent Tree Elders regarding God's calling on our church and the leadership structure in light of Pete Briscoe's resignation.
In the final chapter of the Upper Room Discourse, John lets us eavesdrop on a prayer from Jesus to his Father. Jesus begins with himself, but rather than a litany of requests (he is about to face rejection, brutality, and crucifixion), Jesus’ prayer is laced with praise and truth about who Jesus...
Have you ever wondered why we end our prayers with “In Jesus’ name”? Is this a formula we need to use in prayer—like putting a coin in a vending machine—in order to get what we want?
The news of Pete’s resignation landed heavy on my heart. Like so many of you, I love Pete. I’d like to share a few things as we navigate this loss together.
To remain will depend on Jesus. He is always the giver, and he invites all who believe to live a life of receiving all that he is – that is the life of dependence, for apart from him we can do nothing.