When God’s People Cause Pain

Tears streamed down my cheeks as I sat within my gray-walled room. “How could they, God? Why did they fail to show Your love during this time?”

Stupidity Not a Crime, But Consequences May Catch Up With You

Someone said, “It’s better to keep your mouth shut and appear dumb than it is to open it and remove all doubt.” Or, as Forest Gump’s mother said, “Stupid is as stupid does.” Sometimes, mental aptitude is demonstrated by the stupid things a person does.

CRADLE – Reaching out to Pregnant Women

CRADLE is pro-child, pro-mom, and pro-dad and tries to connect its clients with a local church. In 1996, Pastor John Gowdy of Temple Baptist Church received a visit in his...

Litter Problem Reminds Us To Keep Our Life Clean

It was a great job. It paid a whopping $2 per hour--minimum wage. We reported to the county prison camp every morning, sharpened our nails, filled up the ice chest, and jumped on the red prison bus with bars on the windows. People stared at us as we rode around town, wondering what we did to deserve this.

Why a House Church?

Soon, the Lord made it clear to Brittian that theirs was to be a House Church, modeled after God\'s commands from the New Testament.

Socks, Shoes and Salvation Homeless Foot Washing Event

Azusa Pacific University (APU) Nursing students from the High Desert Regional Campus partnered with the Salvation Army to host the fourth annual Socks, Shoes and Salvation Homeless Foot Washing Event in Victorville, CA.

Reflecting on Privileges, Burdens of Ministry

A church member recently had knee replacement surgery, and his procedure reminded me of an experience from my previous pastorate. A senior lady chose to have both knee replacements done...

World Vision Sends Mom to Ethiopia

This October, one of Crystal O’Rourke’s dreams will come true. She will join a team of a dozen going to Ethiopia to participate in hands-on training by the global Christian humanitarian organization, World Vision.

Run to the Hills

Do you need help today? Help physically, emotionally, on the job, or even with a relationship? If you need help today with anything, this Psalm is for you!

Open Your Eyes

I believe the biggest enemy of the church today just might be discouragement. Some folks get down, tired, and low, even though God has proven Himself time and time again.
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