Worthy of Grace

WORTHY OF GRACE Brittany Cowden Key Scripture: Jonah 4:1-4 As a little kid, I can remember watching Veggie Tales’ Jonah and the Big Whale. I loved the story, but I thought Jonah was such a jerk. I couldn’t understand why he wouldn’t want God to forgive the people of Nineveh, regardless of what they had […]

Uncaged

UNCAGED Danielle Morelli Key Scripture: Jonah 3:6-10 This August, my husband and I celebrated our two-year wedding anniversary. If I’m honest, this has been the most challenging two years of my life. I remember the week after we got married, I scrolled my social media feeds with a hollow ache in my chest and tears […]

Rebels, Respect and Reprimands

REBELS, RESPECT AND REPRIMANDS Denise Johnson Key Scripture: Jonah 3:1-5 The definition of authority is the power or right to give orders, make decisions, and enforce obedience. The biblical definition is way longer and very interesting, you should research it. When raising my children, I would tell them that they will always have some sort […]

Runaway

RUNAWAY Sandy Martin Key Scripture: Jonah 1:17 – 2:10  What if God told you to go to the worst of the worst offenders and share God’s word with them. Would you go? Jonah was a man who had to contemplate that very question. Ninevites were evil people, and Jonah felt they should suffer the consequences […]

More Than I Can Handle

MORE THAN I CAN HANDLE Rachel Baker Key Scripture: Jonah 1:7-16 Have you ever heard the phrase, “God will never give you more than you can handle?” In many circles this little saying has become a bit of a “Christian-idiom.” So much so, that we’ve started to really believe it, haven’t we? When difficulty comes […]

Sleeping Through The Storm

SLEEPING THROUGH THE STORM Jana Ailes Key Scripture: Jonah 1:4-6 About a month after our fourth daughter was born, our 17-month-old niece came to live with us. One could say the transition to three kids under 2, with a 5- and 7-year-old was a difficult season in my life. One Sunday morning, my husband and […]

If Only…But…

IF ONLY…BUT… Wendy Sue Pankey Key Scripture: Jonah 1:1-3 “For the word of the Lord came to Jonah…saying… ‘Arise, go’…but Jonah rose to flee the presence of the Lord…” How often have I said, “If only…”? If only God would speak to me. If only I could hear God’s audible voice. If only I knew […]

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 […]