Finding Purpose Behind Pain

I had a conversation recently that I've had too many times before as I was walking with someone through the valley of pain and suffering. There was a loss, a catastrophic loss beyond human ability to fully comprehend or understand. This person was a believer, but couldn't compute why God would allow something like this to happen.This person had every right to be mad, every right to hold a grudge, and they had done that for years. But now they were ready to move on. They were tired of hold … [Read more...]

The Most Powerful Force in the World

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another” (John 13:34-35).If you needed a reminder that love truly is the most powerful force in the world, watch Lawanda's baptism story. What made the difference in her life? The love of God and the love of Christians surrounding her. … [Read more...]

If God Could Use Them, He Can Use You

What do Moses, David, and Paul all have in common? These names represent some of the best men written about in the Bible. God spoke to Moses face to face (Num. 12:8). The Bible calls David a man after God's own heart (1 Sam. 13:14). Paul was privileged with writing almost half of the New Testament.When you look at their accomplishments, their heroics are almost mythical: Moses called down the plagues on Egypt and parted the Red Sea; David killed the giant Goliath and led Israel to her glory … [Read more...]

Why Jerry Springer Would Love the Old Testament

Growing up, the Jerry Springer Show set the standard for low-brow talk shows. Every week, it seemed like he would set up shop in a trailer park and just have at it. Do that many people not know who their 'baby daddy's' are or that their boyfriends are having an affair with their sister? The few times I watched the show, I shook my head and wondered, "Where do these people come from?"Here's what I love about the Old Testament: it's the story of God using a broken and flawed people to do His … [Read more...]

A Heartwarming Story For Your Weekend

Here's a heartwarming story for you, another reminder that God is always at work in someone's life. Thanks Bill for sharing your story with us! … [Read more...]

A Story of Hope for 2013

Can God change your life in 2013? Absolutely. Watch this video of how God worked in the life of David Duett and use it as motivation to ask God for big things in your life. … [Read more...]

Abby's Story

Everyone has a story. When you know their story, you get a glimpse into God's beautifully redemptive work throughout an entire life. Here is Abby's story, one that we shared at Mt Vernon Church earlier this year.Thank you Abby, for sharing your beautiful story with us. … [Read more...]