Fireworks – Works of Fire

By Lara Izokaitis Years ago, a dear friend started a fun New Year’s tradition with me that included identifying one or two faith words that would set a tailored hope before me in the 365 days to follow. The word-phrase I chose for 2022 was “FIREWORKS—WORKS OF FIRE,” as it related specifically to the areas […]

Infected With A Case Of Lies

By Lara Izokaitis Have you experienced times when you seem to get hit a bit harder with lies in your mind? What impact do the thoughts you believe about yourself have on your mental health? And how do you handle these moments? Recently, I had a dream where I was infected with a case of […]

Don’t Sing Songs to a Heavy Heart

By John Dale Have you been through a really rough time and someone said something to you with good intentions but their words actually made it worse? Or maybe you’re the one attempting to provide comfort to someone who’s hurting and it wasn’t very helpful?  One of the many profound experiences I’ve had in my […]

God Will Not Divorce You

Ever since I was about nine years old, people have consistently misjudged my age; always expecting me to be older. This was unsettling when I was younger but nowadays, I accept the assumption because not many girls at twenty-five are married, own a home, and have a child. (Not for my generation anyways.) My go-to […]

God’s Transformational Megaphone: Another Person

By: Chris Adsit Click here for audio version Click here for downloadable audio version Let me tell you about the man who tried to kill me. I had just entered my sophomore year at Colorado State University. I was a hurdler on the track team, and had experienced moderate success my freshman year, placing 5th […]

Healing During the Pandemic – Elaine’s Story

By Elaine Alvarez The year 2020 has been somewhat of a traumatic year for many people. For me, the year only heightened the anxiety levels I already struggled with and I found myself becoming paralyzed with fear of leaving home each passing day. But I know that God said He is not a God of […]

Stay Salty, My Friends

Impacting a world that wants to impact you By Chris Adsit Click here for audio version Click here for downloadable audio version When I was a college student, I spent part of one summer working at Maranatha Bible Camp in the-middle-of-nowhere, Nebraska. Our project was to build a big metal building that would eventually house […]

Don’t Do It Alone

The Benefits of Small Group Learning in Trauma Recovery By Rahnella Adsit Life is short. How sad is it when one lives it, feeling isolated and alone? Relationships are one of the most important aspects of our lives, yet we often forget just how crucial they are. Many of the changes we desire in our […]

Applying Roundup To The Root of Bitterness

By Chris Adsit Click here for audio version Click here for downloadable audio version See to it that no one comes short of the grace of God; that no root of bitterness springing up causes trouble, and by it many become defiled.–Hebrews 12:15 An Epic Battle I live in the Great Northwest, and most of us in this […]

Beauty From Ashes

By John Dale I learned how to build a campfire at a young age when I was in boy scouts. We used it to keep warm, to cook our meals, and as a gathering place to tell crazy stories or sing songs. Later in life, after my last overseas deployment with the military, I worked […]