“I don’t need Jesus! My shift is almost over,” giggled the cashier who was scanning my New Year’s Eve treats. She was right about one thing. Her shift was almost over. I had dashed into the nearest grocery store just before closing time to pick up a few last minute celebratory snacks for ringing in … [Read more...] about Who Needs Jesus?
Armchair chats are video chats from congregation members at Lake Echo Fellowship Baptist Church about how they have encountered Jesus and how He has impacted their lives. Go to www.encounterswithjesus.cc for information on their annual October women's conference in Halifax Nova Scotia and other … [Read more...] about Heather’s Encounter With Jesus
How Busy is too busy? I vividly remember Kimberly and I standing in our kitchen one night about seven or eight years ago. We were preparing dinner as we listened to a Christian radio station. The DJ made a remark that profoundly affected us both. He said something to the effect “If you’re not … [Read more...] about Too Busy for Easter?
This is an updated version of an article that first appeared at RadicalStory.com in 2020 Christmas is in full swing once again. Homes are decorated with string lights, Santas and reindeer. Stores are full of frantic Christmas shoppers. Everywhere you look there are office Christmas parties, gift … [Read more...] about The Best Christmas Story
Finding God in Ordinary Places Part 2 God had told me to stay with my husband. As I said in Part 1 of this series, God had given me that instruction in black and white, in a time of crisis. Just because I obeyed God did not mean I wasn’t struggling. I was spending quiet time with God and … [Read more...] about Think Of These Things
“What regrets would you have if you died tomorrow?” my devotional guide asked me. I’m sure this reflection question was meant to spur healthy contemplation and helpful goal setting, but instead it caused a rising wave of panic inside of me. The empty lines beneath this writing prompt met my … [Read more...] about Abide and Be Fruitful