Testimony Thursday: “Finding Strength and Hope in Jesus” by Guest Writer: Gracie Jurado-Alvarez

6 And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns. Philippians 1:6 NLT As a child I always felt lost — like I didn’t belong anywhere.  I knew of God, but thought He sat as a statue […]

Testimony Thursday:”When The Welcome Mat Seems to Be Missing: Confessions of Feeling Left Out”

All the guests are in their assigned seats for the reception meal. You check your placement on the reservation sheet. Your name appears with the number of the table you’re looking at. But there is no chair for you to sit in. All the seats are occupied. No one budges. No one looks up to […]

Testimony Thursday: “Remember the Good and Call it Blessed” by Guest Writer: Debbie Johnson

Being raised as an only child in a modest home with a stay-at-home, Hispanic, Catholic Mom and a hardworking, Anglo Episcopalian WWII Veteran Dad, I grew to always love and respect God and to have a consistent, strong work ethic. These were daily observations for me during my growing up years. I was driven, dropped […]

Testimony Thursday: “No One Ever Cared For Me Like Jesus” by Guest Writer: Grace Gardiner

Don’t you love that feeling when you discover a song that expresses what you can’t find words for?  Looking back over my life, I recently found a beautiful song that echoes my heart. “No one ever cared for me like Jesus. His faithful hand has held me all this way. Let it be known, in […]

Testimony Thursday — “When Faith Calls You to Walk on Water”

Christmas was still fresh, as were the décor that was strewn throughout the house. This was round two of the awkwardness of the holidays being lived through the lens of a global pandemic. Depending upon your geographic region, quarantine and social distancing, masking and rigorous disinfecting meant different things, but were all too commonplace and […]