I Told You So

I TOLD YOU SO Somer Lyons Scripture: Mark 16:1-8 Have you ever had great news to share and been met with disbelief? When your great news was found to be true, how did you feel? Did you feel vindicated? Were you annoyed that your telling was insufficient? Was another’s support of your story or some other […]

Hope Remains

HOPE REMAINS Wendy Sue Pankey Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13:7, 13 I feel like I am pretty hopeful most of the time… except when I’m not.  A quick Google search defines hope as: (n) a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen; a feeling of trust; (v) to want something to happen […]

Jesus Sees The Marginalized, Even You And Me

JESUS SEES THE MARGINALIZED, EVEN YOU AND ME Jess Grant Scripture: Matthew 9:20-22 The word “marginalized” means to treat a person, group or concept as insignificant. Have you ever felt insignificant? Does my life really matter?  Let me tell you about my own struggle with these questions: When I was 18 years old, I joined […]

Not Living In A Yellow House With A Picket White Fence

NOT LIVING IN A YELLOW HOUSE WITH A PICKET WHITE FENCE Sandy Martin Key Scripture: Psalms 147:3-5 As a young woman, I pictured my life in a certain way, picture perfect. As an only child, I found myself quite often feeling lonely. I imagined living in a yellow house with a white picket fence, a […]

Jesus Enable Our Grief

JESUS ENABLES OUR GRIEF Brittany Cowden Key Scripture: John 11:1-44 (The VOICE) Enable: To give someone the authority or means to do something; make possible. Synonyms: authorize, allow, permit. In John 11, Jesus’ friend Lazarus dies. We see that Mary and Martha sent word to Jesus that Lazarus was sick, but Jesus chose to stay […]

If Not You & Me, Then Who?

IF NOT YOU AND ME, THEN WHO? Denise Johnson Key Scripture: Luke 8:1-3 Jesus valued women. Jesus listened to women. Jesus walked with women. Jesus healed women. Jesus empowered women and Jesus equipped women. Who are these women Jesus equipped?   Me and you, that’s who.  Google says that the word equip means to supply with the […]