Joyful Service

This Great Lent let us be thankful as we serve joyfully without complaint. Jesus’ visit to the home of Martha and Mary in Bethany teaches us a great deal about joyful service and the power of our thoughts, whether positive or negative, to shape our day. In this Gospel account, we learn that we[…} Read more….

Focus on Being a Friend

“A friend loves at all times”  Proverbs 17:17 In today’s society, social media can make it more challenging than ever for us to be a good friend to each other.  How can we focus on caring for our friends? Gossip drives a lot of social media for our teens, sometimes with devastating[…} Read more….

The Myrrh Bearing Maidens of Oregon

by Angie Nasrallah Mark 16:1-7  (NKJV) 16 Now when the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, that they might come and anoint Him. 2 Very early in the morning, on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb when the sun had risen. 3 And they said among themselves,[…} Read more….

Chastity- a Lovely Virtue

Have you ever thought of chastity as a virtue that gives us greater freedom to love others? Isn’t chastity for repressed, unattractive, joyless old people? The current secular view is that chastity is only about not having sex – which is viewed as unhealthy, and simply too much to ask[…} Read more….