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Making Room at the Table for All Races

Processing the current civil unrest, country-wide protests, and racial injustice? In this 9-minute clip, Pastor Andrew Arthur speaks to the church about the current times and questions. God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble.  1 Peter 5:5 By refusing to move to the back of the bus, Rosa Parks epitomized humility. I believe God gave grace by inspiring and energizing a movement towards racial equality and equity not simply because of her obvious courage but because of her overlooked...

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COVID-19 and Church Rhythms Update

COVID-19 dramatically changed our lives in the past few months. The pain and anxieties it has caused around us are real. Additionally, as Christians, we grieve the inability to meet in-person with our church family.  Like Paul, we “want very much to see you . . . to...

5 Ways to Get Out While Social Distancing

5 Ways to Get Out While Social Distancing

Written by Anjelica McMillan We’re living in unprecedented times. Birthdays celebrated via Zoom, work meetings done in your sweatpants, restaurant food delivered to your door not by choice, but out of necessity. On my weekly outing to the grocery store, I find myself...

Psalms for this Season | Doubt

Psalms for this Season | Doubt

Day 15 | Psalm 73 Everybody doubts sometimes–even the most devout followers of Jesus among us. Struggling with doubt can either defeat or develop one’s faith depending on the posture one assumes. Doubt defeats proud people because they sit in the crosshairs of God’s...

Psalms for this Season: Journey

Psalms for this Season: Journey

Day 14 | Psalm 23 Life is a journey of contrasts. It moves in and out of both sunlight and shadows. Yet, the LORD shepherds His people every step along the way. God walks with those who claim Him as their Divine shepherd. Eleven occurrences of a first person...

A Good Friday Poem

A Good Friday Poem

Blood and Water Finds A Way By Andrew Arthur   In the cracks and the crevices There lurks dust and viruses Our hands cannot reach  Those stone-cold surfaces  Let’s pour water from the well Let’s drain blood from the lamb For blood and water finds a way Into...

Psalms for this Season | Exodus

Psalms for this Season | Exodus

  Day 13 | Psalm 66 Why should the whole earth shout joyfully to God? What awe-inspiring acts should solicit exuberant worship from all people everywhere? One answer could be creation.  After all, God has given us the gift of life. He created such a beautiful and...

New Release! Music for Prayer and Worship

New Release! Music for Prayer and Worship

In our current time of isolation, it’s on my heart to create. This is for my own sanity, and to hopefully bless others. My heart here is to repurpose and re-contextualize Spirit-led words and prayers from our preaching pastors and to provide instrumental tracks to...

Psalms for this Season | Care

Psalms for this Season | Care

Day 12 | Psalm 65 Praise rightfully belongs to God because He alone is God. But, He is neither a secluded nor a calloused God. He is the One who hears our prayers. We praise Him for not only being God but for the way He chooses to be God. He willingly listens and...

Psalms for this Season | Allegiance

Psalms for this Season | Allegiance

Day 11 | Psalm 61 Times of trouble reveal where our allegiance lies. When the psalmists found themselves in trouble, they knew where to turn. They looked outside themselves and cried out to God for help. They pledged allegiance to Him for He alone proved to be their...

Psalms for this Season | Waiting

Psalms for this Season | Waiting

Day 10 | Psalm 27 We naturally respond to fear with one of two instincts: fight or flight. Those who fight dig their heels in and hope to overcome their fearful opposition. Those who flee turn their heels and run away hoping simply to live another day. As people of...