Come and join us as we serve members of our community. 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm New Hope Ministries is a Christian social service agency that shows the love and hope of Christ by serving our neighbors in times of need and supporting their efforts towards stability. We provide a variety of assistance and services…

I woke up one morning this week to the sound of thunder rattling the windows. It made me think how different it must have been in the Garden of Eden, and how things have changed since sin. I don’t know whether plants were naturally watered by dew or some other calm quiet method, but I…

It amazed me to see how quickly the bombers at the Boston (Massachusetts) Marathon on April 15, 2013 were identified and either killed or captured—thanks in part to security cameras and those ubiquitous cell phones almost everyone carries. Their friends were soon identified and investigated, essentially by their text messages! It’s truly a case of…

Many times throughout the past several years, I’ve been inspired to learn Spanish and have made several attempts. Something will trigger me to give it a go, and I apply myself full force for a few weeks. But then life gets busy, and things take precedence over my bout of language learning. Recently I went…

“Every part of Scripture is God-breathed and useful one way or another—showing us truth, exposing our rebellion, correcting our mistakes, training us to live God’s way. Through the Word we are put together and shaped up for the tasks God has for us” (2 Timothy 3:16, 17). This is one of the first texts I…

“Moses, the Lord’s servant, was dead. So the Lord spoke to Joshua son of Nun, who had been the assistant of Moses. The Lord said: ‘My servant Moses is dead. Now you must lead Israel across the Jordan River into the land I’m giving to all of you’” (Joshua 1:1, 2). In Deuteronomy 34, we…

Standing at the kitchen sink, I held the orange under the water and gently rubbed a little dish soap over the outside surface of the orange. “You can’t be too careful,” I thought. “You never know whose dirty hands have touched this orange.” Remembering outbreaks of illness due to contaminated produce, I try to remember…

Soon after moving to Ohio, someone gave us some red raspberry shoots. Perfect, I thought, to plant along the chain-link fence that cordoned off part of our back yard. Though I tried to enrich the hard clay with top soil and peat moss, the berries failed to thrive. At first I blamed the soil. Then…

“Anyone who resolves to do the will of God will know whether the teaching is from God or whether I am speaking on my own” (John 7:17). “There’s a big difference between pressing the shutter release and pushing it,” my college photography instructor explained. “When you push down the button when taking a picture, you…

My wife and I were invited to a large country church in our area for their Easter play. Though this was the third performance, the parking lot was quite full. The actors were just country folk. And one of the members of that congregation was actually the person who had written the play. We were…

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