Devotional

From living under a bridge to serving soup

By Life Missions | Jun 12, 2016

Before you read this story, simply note who is blessed here. It’s not just Erin, who got off the streets and is now reaching out to help others. It’s not just Isabelle, who got to serve Erin and serve alongside her. It’s not just Donnie, who was part of the whole thing and saw the…

Thrive with Cancer

By Jonathan Bonar | May 20, 2016

My kids have a great time on vacation, just coming along for the ride!  Recently, we took a road trip and visited family and friends throughout the US, we had a blast! When they said they had the time of their lives, I realized that I don’t bring them along enough in life. Through my recent…

Embrace Change

By Bethany Kush | May 18, 2016

Over the years I’ve encountered a lot of changes in my life. You can’t always prepare for change, but in my experience, I’ve learned that if you’re flexible in those moments, you discover that the changes wont break you. Our son is in the Marines and he and our daughter-in-law live in Michigan where he…

The other couple waiting expectantly for Jesus

By Don Bray | May 11, 2016

Across the Palm Beaches are stores with the name “Treasure” in them. They often have higher end repurposed furniture or genuine antiques. In our guest bedroom we have a 130-year-old oak child’s desk with the fold down front. In its single drawer we found a book from 1892 full of stories and product advertising that…

The $300 smudge

By David Kush | May 4, 2016

“For we fix our eyes not on what is seen but what is unseen.”2 Corinthians 4:18 Windshields Have you ever driven with a smeared windshield? It drives me crazy when my windshield isn’t clean. Many years ago, I had a smudge on the inside of my windshield on the way to the office. In a…

Everything I needed to know about leading ministry, I learned in the parking lot.

By Kadi Cole | Apr 22, 2016

A church parking lot is kind of like kindergarten. Everything you need to know about life, you can learn there. Watch out for traffic. Smile. Take your turn. Don’t hit people. Pray to Jesus if someone gets in your lane. (Many drivers, whether they are Christian or not, do this naturally.) A church parking lot…

Grow like you’re in a greenhouse

By David Kush | Apr 3, 2016

grow verb \ˈgrō\ to become better or improved in some way : to become more developed, mature, etc. Recently, my wife and I visited the Biltmore Estate, which is the largest house in the United States. Amazing. As we were touring the property, my wife dragged me to the greenhouse – not something that was on…

The dream that didn’t die on a dusty road in Uganda

By Andrea Parsley | Mar 20, 2016

It was a perfectly harmless lunch until I took a big forkful of salad, and my friend asked, “So, are you living the dream?” I started chewing slower, trying to digest what she said. I stumbled through my answer as I mumbled something about sacrificing for my family and that “someday my time will come.”…

The Paceline – Better Together

By James Duvall | Mar 18, 2016

Several years ago, in an effort to put some regular physical exercise in my life, I took up the sport of cycling. Cycling has now become a form of replenishment for my soul. As with any new activity – especially one on a road — there is a learning curve. I had to learn a…