Praying the Psalms

Brook Hills Contributor
We all know studying God’s Word and praying are essential elements of the Christ-follower’s...
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Praying the Psalms

Brook Hills Contributor
We all know studying God’s Word and praying are essential elements of the Christ-follower’s life. These two disciplines can also work together hand-in-hand when we not only practice them...
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Life Verses

Chris Kinsley
You may have heard people talk before about having a life verse and wondered exactly what they meant. Was this something given to them? Was it something they picked? Did they have a life verse for...
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Partners in Christ

Callie
Pastor Martin never imagined when the protests started back in April that his country and community would be caught in a wildfire of violence and that many in his church would be left to scrounge for...
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Alongside Our Foster Families

Brook Hills Contributor
Our small group had been talking about wanting to serve together in some way for a while. We just hadn’t figured out how that would work until one of our small group leaders brought us the idea of...
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A Perfect Father

Brook Hills
Being a parent is hard. Parenting a toddler is particularly hard. It’s not so much the work or being woken up in the night, or reading the same book over and over again that gets to me, though....
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Shepherding God's Church to the Nations

Brook Hills
A shepherd’s primary responsibilities are to feed the sheep sound, biblical truth as the Bible reveals it to us and to equip the saints for the ministry. I think faithfully teaching the whole...
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Answered Prayers for the Arundo

Chris Kinsley
As we drove through block after block of high rise apartments, each one looking the same as the next, we prayed, “Father save these people! Show us how to find the Arundo in this place. Please,...
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Hope from Sacrifice

Chris Kinsley
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A Lesson in Lowliness

Chris Kinsley
Haughtiness and pride create an attitude that anyone who has hurt us should feel equally as bad as they made us feel. Haughtiness sneers, “How dare they hurt me,” as if we are superior to others....
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A Life Turned Upside Down

Chris Kinsley
Three years ago, God made me a mom and changed my life forever. In 2015, I was 34 and single and trying to figure out what I was supposed to be doing with my life. I had no idea the plans He had.
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Outside the Comfort Zone

Cassie Moore
There are times when you land in a foreign country, heart aflame with the gospel and ready to go forth spreading the good news, and things don’t go quite as planned.
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The Urgency of Prayer

Cassie Moore
“Prayer is such an important part of my walk with Christ,” says Donna Kendrick, a member of our faith family. “Praying for my family, friends, church, and nation is a privilege that I do not...
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Oaks of Righteousness

Brook Hills Contributor
So here I was – God had me pinned to the mat. I could do nothing but obey and submit.
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Because He First Loved Us

Dawn Stephens
Special Needs Ministry is as varied and yet similar as the people who make up our church and community. A special need can be any physical, developmental, or mental challenge that affects anyone –...
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The Prodigal Son, Dr. Suess, and an Inflatable Pig

Brook Hills Contributor
My first experience with Rock the Block (RTB) can only be labeled as exceptionally unexpected. We were in the first year of our Small Group’s existence, and we organized our inaugural RTB week in...
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Fishing for Men

Brook Hills Contributor
I met Mohammed* and Abdullah*, teenage brothers from a Muslim family, when I knocked on the front door of their home and offered to pray for them. God had been at work in their hearts, and they had...
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When Missions Lets You Down

Brook Hills Contributor
I remember the first time I went to East Asia on a mission trip. As I walked the bustling streets, I could feel the weight of lostness. I remember the excitement I felt as I bridged a conversation...

The Story Behind It All

Cassie Moore
About 17 years ago, when Andy was in college and Jon was still in high school, the Erwin brothers followed a dream, and a production company was born. They started small, with ministry videos and...
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Parenting in Life and Faith

Cassie Moore
Parenthood. It’s a role God calls many to and one that positions a parent as the primary faith influencer in their child’s life. It’s a journey full of laughter and surprise, joy and sorrow,...

Work From the Heart

Brook Hills Contributor
I grew up in a church-going family, and whenever the doors were opened, we were there. But at the age of 16, I dropped out and didn’t attend another worship service for 35 years.
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Just in Time

Brook Hills Contributor
I am constantly humbled and amazed at the places and people that God presents to us to carry out His work and plan.

Freedom for the Incarcerated

Cassie Moore
The last thing Jeremy Miller wanted to do was leave everything familiar and move to Alabama. He had recently been married and started his own business in construction, and they lived right around the...
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A Long-Awaited Union

Brook Hills Contributor
My life was awesome in 1996. I had a job that many could only dream about. I was the Assistant Director of Conditioning for the Chicago White Sox. I grew up in Norman, Oklahoma, and things like this...
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Broken Plans

Brook Hills Contributor
I had a plan for how life was supposed to work. As a girl who had grown up on the mission field, graduated from Bible college, and married a man in pastoral ministry, my life was mapped out. I would...
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