A Set Apart Life

By Joy Willis Do you remember being in middle school? Think back for a moment. Maybe it wasn’t called middle school when you were in 7th or 8th grade, but you can still remember what it felt like. The greatest desire for most teens that age is to fit in. I remember wanting jelly shoes, … Continued

Criticism: Constructive or Destructive?

By Gray Cole If you share your hopes, dreams and passions with the world, you are opening yourself to criticism. Hopefully, some criticism will be constructive and provide the refinement you need, but some will be destructive, if not hateful, in nature. You will be criticized, but you will also be given the opportunity to … Continued

Not Your Average Dream Come True

Music Mania was a whirlwind week of wailing, wahoos, and wow! This year the musical was about the life of Joseph, told with a bit of 50s flair- right down to the big hair, the leather jackets, the diner, the Woodie wagon, and the poodle skirts. We had about 60 children that participated in this event, and about … Continued

The Heart of the Problem

By Scott Smith I love the week of the 4th of July. It’s a time to personally reflect on my thankfulness for the freedoms I have as an American, some of which are: freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, and the right to bear arms. This past Thursday in Dallas, TX, those three freedoms converged and … Continued

Clearing Up Confusion

By Dr. Tom Smiley We are living in some very confusing times. Every day seems to bring challenges to God’s Word and to His Holy Church. It is hard to believe, but even the very nature of God is being called into question by some who call themselves ‘Christ followers.’ Most recently, there seems to … Continued