• Draw night to God and He will draw nigh to you - James 4:8 KJV Image
    Devotionals,  Guest Posts

    In the Thick Darkness

    *Originally posted April 5, 2017. Pin this here:https://www.pinterest.com/pin/138204282296240721/ Guest Post by Kathy McCullough, Pastor’s Wife, Hillcrest Bible Baptist Church, Arkansas City, KS Life often comes at us fast (as an insurance company used to advertise) leaving us in an undesirable situation that we do not like–a dark situation! We may find ourselves grieving over the loss of a loved one, or the constant struggle of being a caregiver to a precious one with a terminal illness such as my 23 year old daughter has been doing now for several years to her husband who has ALS. You may find that you have a new loss of finances due to a…

  • Bible Memory Verse Challenge - Topic: Waiting
    Monthly Bible Memory Challenges

    Monthly Bible Memory Verse Challenge – Month 14 – WAITING

    I’ve chosen the topic “WAITING” for this month’s Bible memory verse challenge.  Doesn’t it seem hard to wait for help or answers? Memorizing some Bible verses about waiting can help us learn to wait on God during these difficult times. (***Find the printable memory verses below the mini devotional.***) Mini devotional: Whenever I go, or a loved one or friend goes to the doctor for testing, the most anxious part is waiting for the test results. Waiting seems to wear away on my energy. Does it yours?  I think it’s because I wrestle inside my mind trying to figure out for myself all the possible answers.  What could it be? What…

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    Monthly Bible Memory Challenges

    Monthly Bible Memory Verse Challenge – Month 13 – Steadfastness (and Guest Devotional)

    I’ve chosen the word “STEADFASTNESS” for this month’s Bible memory verse challenge.  There’s so many Christians who are struggling through trials and hardships.  It’s easy to want to give up, but with God’s grace, we can persevere! Side note: With permission, I’ve shared a Facebook post (devotional) by a friend of mine. I’m sure it will be a blessing to you. Please take time to read it below. (***Find the printable memory verses below the devotional.***) Guest post by Ruthie Sloan Miller (Pastor’s Wife, Nevada) Ever feel like quitting something that you know God wants you to be doing? Like Moses when he was leading the Israelites to the Promised…

  • The Importance of Good Christian Music
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    The Importance of Good Christian Music – Guest Post

    *Guest post by Glenda Thompson, musician, Hope Baptist Church, Joplin Joplin, MO. [Note about our guest author: Glenda has played piano for many churches in and around the country;  she started at a very young age;  her music seems to flow from her fingers and her heart.] Having been raised in a Christian home, surrounded by Christian music, I can remember many evenings spend around the piano, singing or listening to others singing. From the beginning of time, music has been an important part of life. There are over 200 references to singing and/or songs in the Bible. Moses and the children of Israel sang a son of praise to God after…

  • A Tribute to Alex - ALS and Poem
    Devotionals,  Guest Posts

    A TRIBUTE TO ALEX – Guest Post & Poem by Kathy McCullough

    A TRIBUTE TO ALEX – Guest Post and Poem by Kathy McCullough, Pastor’s Wife, Ark City, KS As a guest writer for this blog, I wanted to pay tribute to our son-in-law, Alex.  Alex had ALS and went to Heaven over 7 months ago. Before I go on, I am going to share this verse:  Psalm 78:19 kjv, “Yea, they spake against God, they said, Can God furnish a table in the wilderness.” Alex married our middle daughter and after they were married, he became a very zealous, faithful young man who loved serving the Lord.  He even was planning on going to Bible College. About two months into married…