The Hope of the Resurrection: Bringing Life to What Feels Dead

The Hope of the Resurrection: Bringing Life to What Feels Dead

Last year, devastating wildfires swept across Canada, destroying a record-breaking 45-million acres of remote forestlands. Smoke from the massive blaze drifted hundreds of miles and caused poor air quality even as far away as our home here in Michigan. It’s hard to...
Why This Could Be the Best Easter for Your Family

Why This Could Be the Best Easter for Your Family

Remember last Easter? You were coloring eggs and filling baskets with chocolate bunnies and treats. Flowery dresses and crisply-ironed shirts were hanging at the ready for Sunday morning church. You chatted with your relatives about who would bring the rolls or fruit...
Growing Through Prayer – The Living Hope of Easter

Growing Through Prayer – The Living Hope of Easter

Lord, as our family prepares for Easter, help us to see past the bunnies and baskets. We want to celebrate the living hope of Easter that we find in Jesus. He tore down every barrier to knowing your love. He overcame death. Fear. Despair. Hate. Division. In him we...
Growing Through Prayer – New Life

Growing Through Prayer – New Life

Lord, Thank you for your promise of new life. We remember Jesus’ power over death and celebrate the life we find in him. Spring overtakes the cold of winter, as shades of green transform the landscape. You bring your life into dead relationships, helping us to...
The Bitter Cup of Adoption

The Bitter Cup of Adoption

Jesus was overwhelmed by trouble and sorrow as he prayed in the garden of Gethsemane. In his severe pain he felt he could die. He knew the torture he would suffer at the hands of those he came to love and save. He anticipated rejection by his best friends who would...