By Hillary Asbury - People are sometimes very surprised to find out that my church has a service on Thanksgiving. I love it though; I grew up with it being a normal thing and for whatever reason I find it to be a very comforting service. There’s something grounding about celebrating a Christ-centered Thanksgiving. Its … Continue reading Illustration of the Month: Thanksgiving Cross
By Paul Koch - Gathering in our Lord’s house on Thanksgiving Day is an easy thing to do. It is, after all, a national Day of Thanksgiving. And so, if you are to give thanks this is the place to do it. This is a place where you worship our Lord, a place where he … Continue reading Giving Thanks
By Ross Engel - Today is the national day of Thanksgiving. In October of 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln decreed that the fourth Thursday of November would be set aside as a day to give thanks. He exclaimed in this decree, “No human counsel hath devised nor hath any … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!
By Paul Koch - This day is truly a wonderful day. It is a day of family and friends, a day of food and football, a day where everyone gets a little time off from their usual grind and just stops in order to give thanks. And though our days of innocent bliss from our … Continue reading Your Faith Has Made You Well
By Paul Nelson - Christians have the Bible. Aspiring singers have The Great American Songbook. Bartenders have a cluster of drinks that never go out of style. Being able to offer one effortlessly and quickly demonstrates that you've done your homework. You can do more than just pour Coca Cola and Jack Daniels into a … Continue reading Drink of the Week: The Manhattan
By Ross Engel - As a kid, summer family vacations almost always took us to the mountains. More often than not, we'd load up the station wagon and head for the Smoky Mountains, though there were a few summers when we made the long drive out to the Rockies. I've always enjoyed the thin air, … Continue reading Appalachian High
By Scott Keith - 10 April 2016 Dearest Esther, I love you. You were born 7 April 2016, and you were baptized into Christ today. When I first saw you, my heart leaped for joy. I had many of the same feelings looking at you as I did when I first saw your dad, Uncle … Continue reading To Esther