No Longer an Orphan

NOTE: Today’s guest post is from Margie Garrison. She has written a guest post here before. I met Margie over twenty years ago at ORU, and we recently reunited at our gym. Here, I attend a fun Zumba class she teaches. Inspired by her journey with God, I asked her to share whatever was on

Quit Hiding

I’m dating. Now that I’ve got your attention, this post isn’t an insider’s scoop of my love life, but about trusting in community. (Phew — I dodged a bullet!) Ever read the book How to Get a Date Worth Keeping by Henry Cloud? (For anyone wanting a practical Christ-based resource about dating either for themselves or someone

Break Down Walls to be Vulnerable

NOTE: Happy 4th of July. Freedom is God’s design especially internally where we are free from the bondages of sin and death! I’m still discovering how powerful our freedom is and the priceless cost Jesus paid to redeem us. As we’re continuing this theme of community for over a month, I wanted to explore the

Community: In His Image

NOTE: Today’s guest post is written by Steve Carpenter. I became friends with Steve and his wife, Brenda, through serving in an outreach ministry with Steve’s mother for years. I couldn’t ask anyone more suitable since Steve and his wife have both invested in my life on countless occasions and helped me to see what

It Takes Community For a Marriage to Work

Marriage is the beautiful design of the Almighty, a great and sacred mystery–meant to be a vivid example of Christ and his church. (Ephesians 5:32 TPT) This past weekend, I attended my nephew’s wedding. One of my favorite moments was when the couple exchanged vows. My nephew’s voice cracked and tears shed as he recited