Only someone who has tasted failure would understand the atmosphere in the car that evening as we made the eight-hour trip home. So much effort had gone into the outreach event! At twelve, traveling with my dad[...]
The kid down the street couldn’t resist ringing doorbells. He’d move along the row of houses, pushing buttons and hiding when someone opened a door. Ten times a day wasn’t too often for him to interrupt our liv[...]
I admit it was rather crazy. Trying to climb a mountain in the dark with only a flashlight can be unnerving. There’s no way to get the big picture of where you’re going. You take what looks like a way around a [...]
She was a bitter woman. She had lost everything. Every conversation demonstrated her conviction that God had betrayed her. We know the story of Naomi. The first chapter of Ruth eloquently expresses the bitterne[...]
This story comes from Zac Hess, young adults pastor at Grace Polaris in Columbus, Ohio (Mike Yoder, lead pastor). During the week of January 10, 2016, my wife Sarah was experiencing some unexplainable discomfo[...]
An article about Chet Kammerer, former coach of Grace’s basketball team from 1966-75, appeared in the Palm Beach Post yesterday. A portion of the article is below. When Erik Spoelstra was asked in Decem[...]
Written by Pat Ashcraft Barbara was the youngest of four children. Born in the early 1920’s, she lived through the depression. When she was seven, her mother died and she was raised by her dad and grandmother. [...]
I’ve been told that I’m lacking in the laughter factor; that I take life to seriously. When my daughter suggested that I knit vests for their six chickens for Christmas, I thought, “Ok, that’s funny.” I imagine[...]
Have you ever thought about how you treat people when you enter your church on Sunday? Do you enter your bank or grocery store and treat others the same way? How about your friends and family? Philippians 2:4 ([...]
Enough! How much pain should I endure at the hands of those I love? That’s been my heart’s cry recently. With each infraction, I struggle to forgive, find hope and keep on loving. But when is it enough? Is it o[...]
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