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Winning Aicha’s Heart – A Mercy Ships Story

by Suzy Lindeke

Aicha was burned in a house fire. Her right ear was missing.Without proper wound treatment, the burned skin contracted, severely restricting her arm movement. A free surgery on-board the Africa Mercy solved the physical problem, but her glassy eyes remained round and wary. Her little body had endured a lot in its four years, including […]

Lenten Devotional Booklet

by Pastor Chris Pritchett

Rivers of Living Water: A Lenten Journey in the Traditions of Spiritual Pioneers By Chris Pritchett Lent is a season of solemn observance in the Christian liturgical calendar (honored by many Protestant denominations and the Roman church) in preparation for Easter. It begins on Ash Wednesday and goes for forty days (plus Sundays) concluding on […]

Haley Ballast Shares at Conference

by Suzy Lindeke

January 17-18, I had the privilege, along with a few others from JKPC, of attending a conference in Seattle called Transformation: Worship, the Arts, and the Renewal of Christian Imagination. The conference was sponsored by Fuller Seminary Northwest, Bethany Community Church, and the Brehm Center of Fuller Seminary, and featured a diverse group of artists, speakers, and presenters. Visual art, drama, poetry, […]

Belize 2 Relections by Susan Basher

by Suzy Lindeke

Belize 2 Mission Trip, November 7-11, 2013 This was my first mission trip. I was not dreading it, but was not necessarily filled with excitement either.  It is hard to tie up loose ends at home and look forward to what you do not know… but I had an expectation that I would see God […]

Even When I am Old & Grey

by Dave Roberts

Even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me, O God, till I declare your power to the next generation, your might to all who are to come. (Psa 71:18) Christianity is on the verge of extinction. Let that sink in…I don’t say that to be an alarmist, but if we do not […]

Resurrection!

by Dave Roberts

It’s Holy Week, I’m sitting in my office thinking about resurrection.  I know, I know, we haven’t even made it through Good Friday yet.  I can’t help it.  I will focus on Christ’s death fully on Good Friday, but today this whole week seems to be mashed together for me.  Death, Denial, Betrayal, Resurrection…they are […]

Advent: God With Us (video)

by Dave Roberts

Are you familiar with the spoken word art form?  It can be quite a powerful medium for communicating important messages in some pretty profound ways.  Last year a church in Texas put out this spoken word piece in video form for Advent.  I wanted to share it with you:

Give Thanks even if you don’t like Thanksgiving

by Dave Roberts

give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.  (1 Thessalonians 5:18 ESV) I have a confession to make. I don’t like Thanksgiving. There I said it.  I don’t like Thanksgiving.  I never have, and I probably never will. I suppose that makes me an all too […]