When I Pray for My Kids

A few Sundays ago we made it to Ephesians 6 in which the Apostle Paul provides a bit of insight into being imitators of God as parents. As Father’s Day approaches, we are reminded of the closing encouragement from Pastor Andrew’s sermon...

How God Can Use a Weekend Away (with His Church)

Our family is counting the days until the Hallows All-Church Retreat on Memorial Day Weekend. Last year we left the Firs Retreat Center encouraged in our faith, better connected to our church community, blessed from the generous volunteers who loved on our kids, and...

Who Am I?: The Gospel and Ethnicity

When asked to share about exploring, communicating, and even wrestling with her journey of ethnic identity, our friend, Ashley, eagerly agreed to the opportunity because as she shares below, she hadn’t had much opportunity nor even resources previously to...

Should We Pray Corporately or Privately?

In Acts 2:42, we are told that the early church “devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread, and to prayer.” The modern church still typically meets weekly for teaching, and there seems to be no shortage of...