Looking for Bright Spots

Mark HersheyBlog

Looking for Bright Spots It appears as though not all winters are created equal. A few years ago, with the eagerness of a squirrel collecting acorns for the cold winter months, I cut and split … Read More


Nick MartineauBlog

Kintsugi The image of the New Year as a “clean slate” is a popular one this time of year. A New Year represents a clean start and new beginnings, and there is a lot of … Read More


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Restore About 5 years ago I ran across a restaurant that was having a warehouse sale. I walked through the dark warehouse and saw bins of old silverware, plates, and cups. There were also broken, … Read More

Darkness Into Light

Nick MartineauBlog

Darkness Into Light A few weeks ago, I went to check on my kids in the middle of the night. It was completely dark in our house, yet I figured I could navigate the familiar … Read More

Are you ready for Christmas?

Nick MartineauBlog

Are you ready for Christmas? It starts the day after Halloween. In every store, it’s out with the candy and in with the inflatable decorative front lawn Santas. The anxiety starts slowly at first. So … Read More

Under Construction

Nick MartineauBlog

Under Construction Every once in a while, Liz and I like to watch a show called Fixer Upper. The show stars a fun and talented husband and wife team. In every episode, they take a … Read More


Steve WeldonBlog

PEACE For many years now, in all of my personal correspondence, I almost always use as my valedictory (farewell words) the closing word, “Peace.” Why? Like many things in my life, though I may never … Read More

The Middle Child of the Holidays

Mark HersheyBlog

The Middle Child of the Holidays Thanksgiving, the “middle child” of holidays between Halloween and Christmas, has unfortunately become only a blip of a reminder to give thanks. The anticipation of Thanksgiving grows shorter each … Read More

The Best Sermons Are Lived, Not Preached

Nick MartineauBlog

The Best Sermons Are Lived, Not Preached Years ago I pastored a Cowboy Church down in Texas. Those people are near and dear to my heart. I was with them for 5 years, and they … Read More

How Much is Enough?

Nick MartineauBlog

How Much is Enough? One Halloween, when I was about 11 or 12 years old, my parents let me go trick-or-treating by myself with my friends. We carefully planned our route based on an attainable … Read More