August 26, 2022
by Wayne Veenstra
| Tags: Sabbatical
There is a time for everything.
These were the verses from Ecclesiastes 3 that we read together as a family our last night in Providence, Rhode Island. They seemed fitting for together we sensed that this was both a sad moment but also a happy one.
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August 19, 2022
by Dale Van Dyke
| Tags: resurrection, Heaven, joy, home, peace, glory, homesick
I’m reading an excellent book called Pastoral Graces by Lee Eclov, in which he says that God’s children have a Spirit-given homesickness about them.
“God gives his people a homing instinct when the Holy Spirit comes to dwell within us.”
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August 12, 2022
by Adrian Crum
| Tags: suffering, affliction, joy, Eternity, trial, sadness, sorrow, cry out
Perspective is so hard to come by when you’re walking through a trial. Sickness, sin, and all kinds of misery can seem eternal, and heaven can become microscopic in our heart and imagination. In my last sermon from James 1, I was very moved by our confidence that “various trials” should be counted as “all joy” because of what they are producing in us: endurance.... Keep Reading
August 5, 2022
by Greg Norfleet
| Tags: wisdom, counseling, Wise, James, CCEF, Conference
Clearly, the needs for wise care within the church far exceed the capacity of any pastor, and clearly, the solution is to multiply wise helpers within the church through training. “How?” is the million-dollar question! The Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation (CCEF) is a biblical counseling ministry that God is using worldwide to help pastors like me answer th... Keep Reading