Book Review by Mike Kuykendall

My Very First Bible by Juliet David, Illustrations with illustrations by Helen Prole This unique children’s Bible is a little gem. Not only are the illustrations compelling but the laminated, heavy-stock pages should appeal to any child and will hold up to repeated hard use (and probably not a few spills). The first story, of Read More …

New Year – New You!

Many, if not all of us, hope or expect our new year to be better than the last. Some make resolutions in an attempt to create a better outcome. Others sit back and hope things get better but have no plan to change. The age-old adage, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over Read More …

Simple Christmas

Ever feel like Charlie Brown trying to understand the true simple meaning of Christmas amid the craziness of the season which has all but forgotten its purpose? Decorate the house; get the perfect tree; send cards; buy presents; travel, travel and more travel. Wrap presents; attend parties; return presents; clean up; cook meals; dispose of Read More …

Life Happens!

Joy is possible despite what happens in and around us! Life can be filled with hard and painful circumstances but they don’t have to steal our joy. Loss, loneliness, conflict, illness and other difficulties are part of life. But joy transcends these circumstances because joy is a matter of faith, not sight. Joy is based Read More …

“Livin’ the Dream”

Generally the term, “Livin’ the dream!” is used sarcastically. Many of the dreams we have when we start a new job, get married, have kids, or retire go unrealized. It is the same for many Christians who dream of a trouble-free life; of making an impact in their world; of church unity and brotherly love until they Read More …

Please Pray For Me

While preaching a series based on Thom Rainer’s book, I Am A Church Member, I came to the chapter about praying for the pastor. It seemed self-serving to stand before the church and preach an entire sermon asking members and guests to pray for me. And then it hit me. This was communion Sunday. Right Read More …

A Mary Christmas

Many have heard the Christmas story numerous times through church, songs, books, television and movies. So they question attending church to hear the same story once again. After all, the story doesn’t change. A virgin gives birth to a son and places him in a manger and shepherds and wise men show up to honor Read More …

No Thanks

This Thanksgiving, while we eat until our bellies hurt, consider how many people’s bellies hurt because they don’t have enough to eat.           World Hunger Statistics Total number of children that die every year from hunger – 1.5 million Percent of world population considered to be starving – 33% Time between Read More …