“This Train Is Bound for Glory,” VBS, Jim Singleton, Identity

Trains were a huge part of my life growing up. I’ll share more about that in a moment, but it helps explain why I was very excited about the theme for Vacation Bible School this week: Rocky Railway. I know that trains do have a lot of power to pull freight and passengers, just like Jesus’ power pulls us through, helping us do hard things and giving us hope. That theme goes really well with our psalm study this summer. Jesus helps us in the midst of our real-life experiences of pain, hurt, disappointment, loss, anger. His power gives us the help, hope, comfort, and strength we need.

Hamilton, Isaiah, King Jesus, and the Need for Courage

7/5/20 Glenda Simpkins Hoffman This week I had a remarkable confluence of circumstances. A friend told me that the movie Hamilton, filmed in 2016 with original cast on Broadway, was to be released on Disney Plus on July 3. I haven’t seen it yet, but I can’t wait. I’m listening to the soundtrack again to get ready for it.   Every time I listen, something new […]

Stepping Out of Our Comfort Zone to Love the Lord and Love the People

This winter and spring, we spent 20 weeks immersing ourselves in Romans, which is an expanded account of the good news of Jesus Christ. I hope that many gained a greater understanding and appreciation for all that is true of those of us who have been saved by grace through faith in Christ alone.