Great Advice for ALL Parents

A note from Shirley Crowder: One of the wonderful perks of being part of a Christian publishing family is all the great Christian authors I get to meet. When I saw this blog by my friend Sheryl Holmes posted on her site earlier this year, I knew I had to share it here...

Salt Of The Earth

by: Gregory Kirk Jesus said, You are the salt of the earth (Matthew 5:13 NIV). “Salt” is a noun describing a chemical substance that acts upon its environment to change it. “Inert” by contrast, is an adjective describing any sluggish substance...

For Parents of a Prodigal: Hope through the Pain

by Dr. Mark Shaw Apart from the death of a child, one of the deepest hurts a Christian parent can experience is that of having what is often called a “prodigal child.” In Luke 15:11-13, Jesus tells the story of the prodigal son – the younger one — who exhibits a...

Don’t Just Settle for Sobriety – PART 2

Be Filled with the Holy Spirit by Bill Hines In Part 1 of this blog it is my hope that I made the point that sobriety, either from a substance (alcohol, other drugs) or an activity (i.e., gambling, pornography, cutting) is not the goal of the command, “don’t get...

Don’t Just Settle for Sobriety – Part 1

by Bill Hines In ministry to addicts I have observed a tendency to make a mistake that I made as a young Believer. We think that because someone is no longer addicted to something they are doing well. When this is our attitude we settle for too little and we may end...

Do you need an extraction?

by Shirley Crowder One morning I noticed an ingrown toenail causing a little irritation on my big toe. I was on my feet a good part of that day, and before long the irritation turned to pain. By that evening my toe was throbbing and felt like I had a needle pushing...