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Blessed are the Peacemakers

Blessed are the Peacemakers

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God." My chubby fingers gripped the pencil in anger as I copied that statement on lined notebook paper for the 99th time. I was hunched over my desk, pigtails flopping in my eyes, still fuming as I...

Gathering for His Kingdom

Gathering for His Kingdom

My family and I recently spent the day at a Scottish Highland Games event. Bagpipes, drums, and kilt-wearing athletes all bring big crowds, and believe me, it’s great fun! But I had an “aha!” moment while watching a sheep farmer take the field to show how his dogs...

My Father’s Tools

My Father’s Tools

The smell of fresh sawdust takes me back.   Although he was a principal and school administrator, my daddy never left his rural upbringing. He was happiest in his home workshop, a baseball game crackling from an ancient transistor radio as he whittled, hammered,...

Encouragement for Moms

Encouragement for Moms

"I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that lived first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, lives in you." - 2 Timothy 1:5  What an encouraging verse to meditate on as moms. Microwaves may have made mealtime easier for modern...

Bible college versus Seminary

Bible college versus Seminary

God has called you into ministry, but you need preparation to follow that call. For some that requires biblical and theological understanding. Is Bible Study alone sufficient? What should you look for in preparation to serve God faithfully? What is the difference...

The Couples of CCBS

The Couples of CCBS

Since 1973 servant-leadership couples, with their faith deepened, rekindled and strengthened, launched, and led healthy ministries worldwide. These include pastoring churches in rural and inner-city settings and leading overseas mission groups, with many continuing to graduate school. These couples also represent ministries among varying minorities to include Hispanics, African Americans, and Native Americans.