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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 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 […]