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Mud Puddles, Dandelions and God’s Love for the Children

Mud Puddles, Dandelions and God’s Love for the Children

When I look at a patch of dandelions, I see a bunch of weeds that are going to take over my yard. My kids see flowers for Mom and blowing white fluff you can wish on. When I look at an old drunk and...
Thank You Chick-fil-A

Thank You Chick-fil-A

  By Joey Karen Mustain I took Stella to Chick-fil-A today. It’s our normal daddy/daughter spot. It’s clean, so good, and the playground has a tractor beam on her the moment she sees it....
Vacation Bible School 2018 MINISTRY TIP

Vacation Bible School 2018 MINISTRY TIP

By Rev. Doug Forbes This is the perfect time of year to begin planning your Vacation Bible School program.  Vacation Bible School is the second biggest outreach opportunity a church has each year. ...
Does Your Faith Walk Need an Energy Boost?

Does Your Faith Walk Need an Energy Boost?

By Carol Round, GROVE, OK (ANS) — “Love means doing what God has commanded us, and He has commanded us to love one another, just as you heard from the beginning” — 2 John 1:6 (NLT)....
When things go wrong, God still has a plan

When things go wrong, God still has a plan

By Carol Round GROVE, OK (ANS) — “A person’s steps are directed by the Lord. How then can anyone understand their own way?” – Proverbs 20:24For nine months, I argued with God. I...
Creation Mobiles MINISTRY TIP

Creation Mobiles MINISTRY TIP

By Rev. Doug ForbesChildren are fascinated by new life and by living things in general. I remember how our children loved to watch baby chickens emerge from their shells. God has filled our beautiful...
Have you earned the right to offend?

Have you earned the right to offend?

By Jack Wilkie “The church is just too judgmental,” they say. “Doesn’t the Bible say ‘Do not judge lest you be judged’”? The most popular Bible verses in recent years have completely...
Greeting Card Mural MINISTRY TIP

Greeting Card Mural MINISTRY TIP

By Rev. Doug Forbes I love to receive greeting cards in the mail, and I enjoy sending them. At our house we have a large supply of greeting cards ready to send for almost every occasion. The problem...
Paid in Full with One Glass of Milk

Paid in Full with One Glass of Milk

By Carol Round “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” Colossians 3:12 GROVE, OK (ANS) On a...
Jewish Déjà Vu

Jewish Déjà Vu

As of old, Israelis face flak for following Jesus By Charles Gardner, Special to ASSIST News Service GALILEE, ISRAEL (ANS) — It is an undisputed fact that the early followers of Jesus —...