No Need to Fear

Much in this world causes even the bravest to fear. Frightening scenarios occur around every corner. Our world is full of unrest and uncertainty. The problems facing our nation are unprecedented. The crisis doesn’t end when we turn off the evening news. The silencing of the outside noise only accentuates the conflict within many homes…

To Seek & To Save

I grew up in a military home and married a man in the military, so my life is characterized by change. By the time I was in the seventh grade, I was in my fifth school.  While living in Kansas in the third grade, I attended a children’s Bible club on Wednesday nights at a…

The Perfect One

Do you ever long in your heart to be perfect? That is, perfect in thought, words and actions, not to mention the motivations of the heart. Isn’t it usually after muddling up something and revealing our very human imperfections that we really wish we could be perfect? Alas, perfection only belongs to One. To find…

Number Our Days

“So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.” Psalm 90:12 Written by Joanie Pegram Spring 2016 Last Saturday morning, one of my colleagues unexpectedly and peacefully went home to be with the Lord. One moment she was enjoying life as usual, and the next she was experiencing true…

The Influence of an Ordinary Day

It was an ordinary day in northern Arizona…that is if any day in northern Arizona can be considered ordinary. The crisp, brrrr-chill mornings with the smell of pine needles greeted us every day. Each morning as we walked out the door of our home, the scene was breathtaking. The majestic San Francisco Peaks and the…

The Choice is Yours

Many trials enter our lives without our permission or invitation. Some events are the consequences of sin while others arrive as unwelcome, seemingly unnecessary intrusions. A simple but thoughtless comment, a careless act or an annoying repetition can set our emotions spinning. Other trials are life changing, turning our world upside down. Whether simple or…

Take Him At His Word

Written by Marilyn Stevens. I was quite young when my parents bought a farm in Ohio and moved my brother and me from West Virginia to a busy farm life. Growing up on a dairy farm taught us kids how to work as well as provided an abundance of good memories and object lessons for…