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To Be Called Friend – by Ashley Foxworthy

October 26, 2015

How would you define friendship? I stood proudly among the few who had survived the strenuous months before. It was graduation night. Not high school or college but the fire academy. My high school diploma was a walk in the park, but this I had worked for. I had poured my blood, sweat and tears into this one. Forty two people showed up that first night and now only fourteen remained standing. Among them was Firefighter Foxworthy, the only female…

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Here Comes the Bridegroom – by Christine Joy

Christ will come in power to receive his bride. We, as Christians, are waiting for Jesus to come back, to take us all home. His Triumphant Return! That has such an auspicious ring to it. As Joel 2:1 and 11 says, “Blow a trumpet…

October 22, 2015

Fear Not – by Christine Joy

What does it mean to fear the Lord? The Fear of the Lord is a fascinating concept. We are told over and over in the scriptures to fear God. There are usually wonderful things attached to that fearing. And while we are to have…

October 16, 2015

Back-End Love – by Christine Joy

Love is more than loving the lovable. Love covers a multitude of sins. 1 Peter 4:8 As Christians, we should stand out from the world.  Specifically how we love should be how we stand out.  But it doesn’t take being a Christian to love Mr.…

October 10, 2015

Stop Poisoning Yourself – by Laura Gohl

Photo: Even though forgiveness is the heart beat of Christian community, we struggle both to forgive and to ask for forgiveness Forgiveness is one of those things that was taught to me from an early age, and I began teaching my kids about it from…

July 13, 2015

Set Apart – by Katie Engebretsen

Handling the Life We DON’T Feel Called To This past May marked the 7th anniversary of my husband becoming a commissioned officer in the United States Air Force. It’s July now, so I round up. I tell people we’ve been “in” 8 years. Yet…

July 9, 2015

Not for the Faint of Heart, or Is It? – by Ashley Foxworthy

(Photo Copyright Darren Smith, Special K Blurred Berm, Flickr “Make plans and God laughs.” I completely disagree. I believe God encourages us to make plans. The devil laughs. It is not very often when I open the word that I find myself getting stopped…

June 23, 2015

Stupid Rocks!!! – by Ashley Foxworthy

{Ashley Foxworthy is an adaptive athlete. This means she participates in various athletic activities using people, specialized equipment and God’s strength to overcome physical obstacles. Although Ashley’s challenges are many the most obvious are her incomplete spinal cord injury and her use of a…

June 8, 2015

Equipped for the Climb – by Ashley Foxworthy

Photo: Copyright Brendan Henry, Fox Glacier, So much of climbing is preparation. In order to defeat the ice wall you have to prepare your body, gear and your mind. This is a picture of the mess that was strung throughout my hotel room…

May 26, 2015