Searching for Solitude

Searching for Solitude

Last fall, I stepped out of my comfort zone and did something new that turned out to be the best thing I’ve done for myself. I attended a Five-Day Academy for Spiritual Formation called “Heaven on Earth: Finding the Center in Uncentered Times.” I knew going into this...
12 Tips to Strengthen your Marriage

12 Tips to Strengthen your Marriage

by Mark and Chantelle Foster 1. C: In arguments, there are no winners. If you feel you’ve won an argument, you’ve actually lost in the relationship department. Having a safe place to disagree is important. M: Yep. 2. C: The correct answer is, “You look great!” When...
Finding Our Way to One Church

Finding Our Way to One Church

By Kelly Davis Can you imagine a time before the smart phones that we all carry now? There was no calling or texting people at all hours of the day. And getting directions was not as easy as just typing an address into your phone. Back during those pre-smart phone...
Find Your Place

Find Your Place

When I was going into my junior year of college, I transferred from a very small university with an on-campus student population of about 400 to a larger university with more than 2,000. At the time, the only person I knew on campus was my husband Andy. We were dating...
A Prayer for a New Year

A Prayer for a New Year

As you enter a new year, begin by renewing your covenant with God with this prayer: I am no longer my own, but yours. Put me to what you will, rank me with whom you will. Put me to doing, put me to suffering. Let me be employed by you or laid aside for you, Exalted...
A New Christmas Pattern

A New Christmas Pattern

By Chantelle Foster The women in my life went all out for Christmas. Their houses were transformed with Christmas decorations. The breadth of Christmas décor didn’t stop with trees, stockings and wreaths. It extended to every type of surface in our homes including the...