God is still good

By Jocelyne Maldonado My uncle passed away Sunday night. We got the news Monday afternoon that he’d been shot while working in Ohio with his construction job. I’ve had a lot of feelings/emotions.  Today I take comfort in this: Jesus wept.  John 11:35. It’s so important to note this verse. Jesus stopped and did this: Jesus wept.He sympathized and mourned. Jesus was… Continue reading God is still good

Compassion is always costly.

Biblical compassion compels us to invest in the lives of real people around us in a way that may cost us much but reaps eternal rewards beyond anything we stand to lose today. ---------------------- In fact, we’ll find that the path of greatest service is the path of maximum joy for our own souls because, after all, “it is more blessed to give than to receive.”

Be the Bridge Panel – August 30

If you have been to IF: Gathering before, you have heard about Be the Bridge, a group that seeks to create space and conversations for believers to to tear down barriers that have divided people. Many women in our church have expressed interest in this, but just haven't been sure where to begin.  On Wednesday, August 30… Continue reading Be the Bridge Panel – August 30

What I’d do for Juicy Fruit

By Marla Ledbetter   “Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor.  For if either of them falls, the one will lift up his companion. But woe to the one who falls when there is not another to lift him up.”  Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 “There are ‘friends’ who destroy each… Continue reading What I’d do for Juicy Fruit