Blog Archive


Weight Loss (by Ingrid Hoogenboom)

January 17, 2018

I gained a lot of weight during the holidays. Yes, I ate plenty of cookies … But it was more than the treats—it was a different kind of weight. The …


A Reflection of Character (by Claire Black)

January 10, 2018

This week I have been enthralled by a video someone sent me. I just checked…it’s gone viral. Maybe you’ve seen it. The video is of identical quadruplets hugging one another. …


Face to Face with Jesus (by Rusty Foerger)

January 3, 2018

“The portrait of Christ is to be painted again on the ordinary canvas of our lives.”                              …


God Has Come (by Michael Regehr)

December 25, 2017

There is a place I often stop to pray (and catch my breath) during my ravine runs, it’s just a ways into the woods at the top of the stairs …


Immanuel: God With Us (by Melanie Salte & Family)

December 20, 2017

On November 8, we welcomed our third child into the world—a sweet baby girl. And just three weeks later, we decided to list our house. So, here we are: painting …


I Will Follow the Star (by Ingrid Hoogenboom)

December 12, 2017

Dusk is falling. The world around me grows dark.   Sometimes I’m afraid of the dark. Accidents, crime, death. Darkness is fear.   Sometimes it feels like the darkness is …


Love (by Omar Reyes)

December 6, 2017

Because you never wrap an empty box with beautiful wrapping paper and give that as a gift. Because you never invite someone over for dinner and serve them an empty …


Hope (by Nikki Fast)

December 1, 2017

Hope.   Hopeless.   Hopelessness.   I’m having a hard time trying to recall a season or moment in my life in which I felt a real sense of hopelessness. …


Wait On Me (by Sharon Tiede)

November 29, 2017

Natural disasters, persecution, homelessness, Profound loss, sometimes senseless loss, They rain down on us all for a season. When we look to God to give us a reason. He remains, …


All In (by Monika Bossart)

November 22, 2017

Joy. Certainty. Fear. Forgiveness. Joy for the Kingdom of Heaven, awaiting His spirit. Certainty for the words spoken: words of truth, not blasphemy. Fear for the stones, poised to kill. …


Enough (excerpts by Joanna Hulzenga)

November 15, 2017

This past week, Jordan & Erin Camponi took some time to read through the account of Jesus feeding the 5,000 with their kids, Beck, Lainey, and Neva. Here is the …


Sight, Light, and MUD. (by Amy Israelson)

November 8, 2017

Sight.  Light. Side by side they stand in John chapter 9, co-mingling in the person of Jesus. He SEES the man born blind.  He also perceives you and me.  Not to judge, but …