Monthly Archives: October 2016

Costume Party

A guest blog from our communications director Caroline Arey. Colossians 3:12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. In the next few days, if you haven’t already, you’ll be seeing lots and lots of pictures of your friends’ and neighbors’ kids dressed up for […]

More Precious

Psalm 3:13-15 Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain understanding, for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold. She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her.  Psalm 19:9-10 The decrees of the Lord are firm, and all of them are righteous. They are […]

A Weekend of Encouragement

Weekends are meant to be a time to pause the daily hustle and bustle and find refreshment and nourishment for the soul through worship, playtime, family and friends. This weekend, I hope you can find extra refreshment in these simple words of truth found in Scripture. “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the […]

With Courage

Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Franklin Delano Roosevelt said, “Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the assessment that something else is more important than fear.” In […]

Celebrate the Season

2 Samuel 6:5 David and all Israel were celebrating with all their might before the LORD, with castanets, harps, lyres, timbrels, sistrums and cymbals. Undoubtedly we’re heading into the holiday season. Here in the South, temperatures seem to be finally be settling in below 80 (hooray!), and everywhere you look another store is putting their Thanksgiving […]

Do Something

We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone. – Ronald Reagan Monday marked World Homelessness Day. A day set aside to recognize those currently fighting poverty, hunger and life instability. Homelessness is a cause that is so dear to my heart. Through volunteer work at Charlotte’s Harvest Center and mission trips with Samaritan’s Feet, […]

Angels: The Collector’s Edition

Angels: The Collector’s Edition 1 Corinthians 10:31 So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. Fourteen years ago, on a small canvas in my home studio, I painted my first angel, and as it turns out, my life song. I can clearly remember the day […]

All Access

Have you checked out the new Instagram Stories on Instagram? I love them. Essentially a live feed of my friends and loved ones lives right at my fingertips. I love the connections that social media allows us, but I can’t help but think that the ease of connection is also hurting our real, true, personal relationships with each […]