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Christmas Devotions: Jealousy

When Herod saw that he had been tricked by the wise men, he became enraged. He sent men to kill all the children in Bethlehem and throughout the surrounding region from the age of two and under, according to the time he had learned…

Episode 10: Wound Transformed

I am ready to burn out for God. I am ready to endure any hardship, if by any means I might save some. The longing of my heart is to make known my glorious Redeemer to those who have never heard. -William Burns There…

Podcast 5: The Safe Dictates of Common Sense?

  I go out as a missionary not that I may follow the dictates of common sense, but that I may obey the command of Christ. -James Gilmour Answering the call of love has nothing to do with common sense or self preservation. Promises…

From Preble County to Quito’s Red Light District.

During our recent Caring Partners International medical mission trip we had an unexpected connection with one of our visitors. Donna Cox and Timothy graduated from the same rural high school. They had both been educated at Preble Shawnee where the largest social club was the…

Episode one: The Missionary Gift

Not every believer has the missionary gift, but every Christian is called to some kind of involvement in missions. We are called to advance the gospel in some way and to participate in the fulfilling of God’s purposes in our generation. -David Shibley In…

The Service of Shadows (Experience Continued)

We have always loved the experience that holy week offers.  When we were in pastoral ministry we always tried to offer unique worship experiences during this time.  Our absolute favorite services of the year were the Service of Shadows held on Good Friday followed…

Anywhere, Anytime, Anything

I am willing to go anywhere, at anytime, to do anything for Jesus.  -Luther Wishard These words flowed from the lips of Luther Wishard in 1878 as he gave himself over to the mission of Christ.  As he leaned up against the Haystack Prayer…

Presents, A Christmas Eve Reflection

The following is taken from Christmas Devotions. When the wise men saw the star they shouted joyfully. As they came into the house and saw the child with Mary his mother, they bowed down and worshiped him. They opened their treasure boxes and gave…

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