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I Hate Running

by Aaron Moore

I hate running. It hurts. It’s laborious with little to show in the waistline. It’s embarrassing thinking about everyone watching my belly bounce and my red blotchy face pulse and gasp for air. In my whole life I’ve only found two ways to run that actually bring me enjoyment. First, when I run in a […]

Love One Another

by Ron Tippens

My beloved friends, let us continue to love each other since love comes from God. Everyone who loves is born of God and experiences a relationship with God. The person who refuses to love doesn’t know the first thing about God, because God is love—so you can’t know God if you don’t love. I John […]

There are Two Sides of the Coin!

by Ron Tippens

WE ALL KNOW John 3:16-17 . . . For God so loved the world that God gave God’s only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. For God sent the Son into the world, not to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. ASTOUNDING […]

Making music and living the Gospel

by Aaron Moore

When I started my undergrad degree in music I had no idea what I was stepping into. This discipline of music was more than a study; it was more than a collection of information and application. It was a calling to master an art of taking what was written on a page, and expressing it […]

Is It This Simple?

by Ron Tippens

In her book “A Gift For God” Mother Teresa wrote: Some people come to Calcutta, and before leaving, they begged me: “Tell us something that will help us to live our lives better. And I said: ‘Smile at each other; smile at your wife, smile at your husband, smile at your children, smile at each […]

Notes on an Israel Pilgrimage First stop: Joppa

by Aaron Moore

Acts 10:1 – 11:18 Peter’s travels have taken him from Lyyda (the ancient city of Lod, now the area of the international airport of Tel Aviv), to Joppa on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea where he has been staying with Simon the Tanner. As you may know a tanner is one who takes hides […]

Knowing the Lord

by Aaron Moore

1 Samuel 1:1-4:22 I have always loved the OT story of the boy Samuel first being introduced to the voice of God. I remember my mom reading it to me out of the Good News Bible when I was just a boy, complete with simple illustrations to drive home the narrative. I love reading it […]

Notes on Israel Pilgrimage: Mt. Carmel

by Aaron Moore

1 Kings 18 (James 5:17) They’re in their third year of drought and famine. Elijah seems to all Israel to be the cause. After all, he was the one who told King Ahab that it would not rain again except at his word. No wonder they were searching all over Israel for this prophet. No […]

Notes on Israel Pilgrimage, En Gedi

by Aaron Moore

Notes on Israel Pilgrimage, En Gedi: Psalm 11, and 1 Samuel 24 En Gedi is an oasis, a fresh water stream in the midst of the mountain desert a short distance from the Dead Sea. En Gedi is where David was thought to have written many of his psalms. It was also here where David […]