I hear the same question all the time: Why did you adopt internationally? There are so many kids here in the U.S. that need a home. Wouldn’t that have been easier?   My stomach drops to the floor and back into my throat within a moment. Because...

In hard-hit North Carolina, swollen rivers are at last receding. As residents return to communities that were underwater for days, the Red Cross is delivering meals, snacks and relief supplies, including cleanup kits to help families muck out flood-ravaged homes....

Life is a funny thing. It passes slowly and yet quickly. The longer we live it, the more sure we become that our time is passing and fleeting. We long to live lives filled with meaning, but then we find ourselves filling our day-to-day with...

The greater Sullivan neighborhood in Greenville is characterized by staggering statistics—only 22.9% have a high school graduation or equivalent, only 38.2% are in owner-occupied housing, and nearly 36.8% live below the poverty level. Within these communities, 28.6% have SNAP (food stamp) benefits compared to 11.5%...

Please be in prayer for these three teams that are serving in world outreach this week. For more information, please visit our website. Twice a year, we send medical teams to Kenya to help support our local church partners....

I will never forget the last day of the mission trip that I participated in this summer. It was Friday, the seventh day of our journey into the heart of Nicaragua. After a long and amazing week of serving the people in this beautiful country, it...

The world around us is ever-changing and, at times, can feel as if it's spinning out of control. As believers in Jesus, we must discipline ourselves to set our hope in eternity and to rest in the sovereignty of God. However, we must also learn...

Over the next several days, up to 12,000 evacuees from the lower part of South Carolina are expected to travel upstate. We desire to steward our resources in a meaningful way as a proactive response to this potential need....

In my early 30’s all of these thoughts occurred on a regular basis about work. They were lies, excuses, a means to justify an escape, an unmasked a deep desire to be known. Regardless, they were all a distraction from the “Who.” I mistakenly believed...

“Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men” (Colossians 3:23)   My vocation is by nature “for the Lord.” I came to Papua New Guinea to plant a church because I wanted to work for the Lord generally, and I...

Since I was young I’ve heard the joke about stay-at-home moms sitting on the couch, watching Soaps and eating bonbons all day. I just Googled it and received over 17,000 results, so apparently the saying is still floating around. And even though I never saw...

Many women come to us thinking that we are the women's clinic next door,” says Michele Reeves. Nervous, confused, and emotional, women from all walks of life come in thinking that abortion is the only option. There are three women’s clinics offering abortions in our...

I very much wanted a family, but I really always saw myself as a working mom. I even rolled my eyes a little at college friends who would be studying their bums off for finals, knowing that their ultimate goal was just to raise babies....

When we think about our work we typically think of our vocation (job) and the required activity it takes to complete its mission-a lawyer doing litigation work, a server serving tables, a homemaker managing the household, a project leader coordinating a project team...

The world around us is ever-changing and, at times, can feel as if it's spinning out of control. As believers in Jesus, we must discipline ourselves to set our hope in eternity and to rest in the sovereignty of God....

Sam Middleton attends Grace Church Pelham and is involved in our high school ministry, Forge. This summer, Sam had the opportunity to go on a mission trip to Nicaragua with 20 other students and leaders of Grace Church. Here are his thoughts on his experience there....

The world around us is ever-changing and, at times, can feel as if it's spinning out of control. As believers in Jesus, we must discipline ourselves to set our hope in eternity and to rest in the sovereignty of God....

Many Christians in the church mistakenly believe that one must be married in order to serve as a foster parent. But Carol Ann Denyer is shattering that misconception. As a single, young woman Carol Ann felt God prompting her to become a foster parent. "A...

It makes me a little (a-lot-a) nervous to be writing on a blog that will just be dangling out there in cyber world for anyone to read. Actually, this is less comfortable for me than thinking about a 6-month-old and a 2-year-old in my care...

Could a VBS held at an apartment complex be successful? Originally, I thought popsicles and free food would be the ultimate selling points, but the kids really seemed to be coming for something else....

Where do our talents and abilities intersect with our call to make disciples? And when do those things line up in a such a way that we move into an opportunity for full time ministry?...

One of the things I love most about my work with Mill Village Farms is the diversity of students that we serve. Most of our students come from the “inner city” neighborhoods in which we are located, but we intentionally recruit teenagers from outside those...

If you were to venture into our backyard on any given day, most likely a kid or two would wiz past riding a bike. Trails are formed all over our yard. Our landscaping (if you can call it that) is made up of jumps of...

A recent conversation with a caseworker confirmed a burden I’ve carried for several months. For the foster care system to be whole, it requires that the fractured relationships between caseworkers and foster parents to be functional. What is the status of foster parent and DSS...

I came into my CE internship at Grace this summer with a lot of “firsts”. Just one month before we departed for Allendale, I had boarded my first plane for a three week trip to Israel....