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The Clash

by Aaron Moore

My sons last week finally successfully convinced me to download and begin playing the game Clash of Clans. This is bad. In this game you must build the defense of your village while strategizing how to raid and destroy the defense of other villages. You can team up with other villages to form clans and […]

For Aylan

by Ron Tippens

Aylan Kurdi 2012-2015 Refugee child from Syria drowned at sea with his mother and brother. The late Malcolm Muggeridge in his book about Mother Teresa called “Something Beautiful For God” speaks of traveling with her to see the destitute and dying of Calcutta- the lepers- THE UNWANTED CHILDREN. He said his first reaction was horror, […]

Grief and Comfort

by Aaron Moore

It was a Friday morning. I was running late for work because I had stayed out late on Thursday night on a date with Sarah. Mom had babysat for us that night as she did so often. I remember coming home after our date to find mom asleep on the couch. She sat up in […]

A Dangerous Thing

by Ron Tippens

On Sunday August 30th we welcomed another church to join with in ministry on the ARPC campus: The New Life Nepali Church. Their pastor is a small, lovely lady – Pastor Mina. Pastor Mina founded a new church in her native Nepal where less than 3% of the population is Christian. She shared with us […]

Sam

by Aaron Moore

My family got a new puppy last week. He is an Australian Shepherd and I’m told he was bred to corral children. He sleeps a lot, maybe because the kids run him to exhaustion whenever his eyes are open. We took him to the Back to School cookout last Friday at the park. I fastened […]

Bootie

by Ron Tippens

I didn’t know… that Lucy was a Washington Redskins fan and knew their fight song by heart, that Lucy loved beer, that Lucy sat all day at a sports event with a broken ankle and wrist with her church’s young adult group because she didn’t want to ruin their day, that Lucy’s husband was a […]

Abiding Connection

by Aaron Moore

I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.  If anyone does not abide in me he is thrown away like a branch and withers; and the branches are gathered, thrown into the […]

Knowing Christ

by Aaron Moore

“Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus has taken hold of me”. Philippians 3:12 (NIV) I love this verse. This is a “life verse” for me. I know that can seem a bit cliché and […]

I Loved VBS 2015

by Ron Tippens

I loved the music especially… Come and go with me to my Father’s house It’s a Big, Big house with lots and lots of rooms! There’s a Big, Big table with lots and lots of food! There’s a Big, Big yard where we can play football! Come and go with me to my Father’s house. […]

Montreat

by Aaron Moore

When I was a teenager I attended the Montreat Worship and Music conference every year. Literally every year from the time I was a rising sixth grader until I was a rising senior in High School, and then two more years after that as a young adult chaperone. People who have never been to Montreat […]