Beyond the Bulletin

The Secret to the Singing

My grandmother was a great cook. Some of my fondest memories from childhood involve waking up before the sun in a small house in rural Kentucky to the sounds and smells of my grandmother's breakfast ritual. Bacon and eggs, fried "taters" and fresh biscuits (the best!) were the standard fare every morning when I stayed over at her »

Introducing the Family Room

We are very excited about the “Grand Opening” of our new Family Room in Room 303. The Family Room is designed to be a place where parents can worship with their little children during the worship service. This updated room (formerly the Cry Room) is designed to be a warm and welcoming space to take squirmy and cooing children during »

Stricken, Smitten, and Afflicted

Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. (Isaiah 53:4) Stricken, Smitten, and Afflicted is a hymn penned in 1804 by Anglican priest Thomas Kelly, the author of over 750 hymns in his lifetime. Its title is taken directly from Isaiah 53:4, but throughout it draws »

The Seeker

As a new believer just becoming acquainted with the Scriptures, I remember being fascinated with a new and growing awareness of the riches of God’s wisdom. The more I feasted, the hungrier I became for the banquet of His Word. Not surprisingly, that hunger still grows today, as I’ve learned the feast never ends when Infinite God is »

A Prayer For Outside Help

“Let the righteous smite me in kindness and reprove me; It is oil upon my head; do not let my head refuse it.” (Psalm 141:5) When we face a temptation, what do we seek God for in that moment? Do we pray for strength to say “no”, or maybe the provision of “the way of escape” (1 Cor. 10: »