Entries for the 'Encouragement' Category
By: Carol Van Atta
Remember as a young teenager that feeling of despair when your first boyfriend 'pulled the plug' on your infatuation? Those daily phone calls, love-notes, and stolen glances behind your teacher's back screeched to a sudden halt, leaving your heart wounded and seemingly beyond repair. The agony, the ...
By: Debby Lee
usually means heart-shaped love notes, candy in rosy pink cellophane boxes, and sappy love songs. Many sweethearts spend the day celebrating that mushy feeling and commemorating love. I was one of them until February 14, 1994, changed all that.
A jangling phone at 8 a.m. brings me out of a deep s...
By: Tom Lothamer
In the Fall 2008 ATC Centerboard article, I focused on the subject of prayer as being a key ingredient in our walk with the Lord and the pursuit of successful board governance. Recently I came across this study note from the Life Application Bible (Mark 9:29) that really spoke to my heart:
By: Dinah Monahan
When you are in a position of leadership, you learn one thing quickly. You become a target. People don't like your decisions; they take offense because you didn't say something quite right, or they just snipe at you. It is sad, but it is human nature.
It is not that leaders should be considered a...
By: Amy Michelle Wiley
I picked out a little pink sweater for you today. It has lace around the throat and sleeves. If only I could see you in it right now, all dolled up. I stood there in the store and got lost in thought for a while. I could picture you running around, playing with the stuffed bunnie...
By: Pamela Raynor
Recently, I sat in a pastor's office hoping to gain permission to hold our CPC's next post-abortion Bible study in one of the church's classrooms. Just a few days before, I had the privilege of co-facilitating the study for a second time—and the third would begin in a few weeks. I briefly shar...
By: Jerry Thacker
The events of the past months with gasoline and food prices shooting up, hurricanes, and the financial meltdown of huge bastions of capitalism have caused many to be fearful for the future of our country and our way of life. Christians involved in helping others should look at the working out of God...