SUMMERTIME BLUES

By; Pastor Rob Helton Way back in 1994, Alan Jackson resurrected an old favorite entitled “Summertime Blues.”  It’s all about the great injustice of being forced to work during what should be the lazy months of Summer!  Well, I hope you’ve been able to take some time off over the Summer. If not, time is Read More …

CONFESSING OUR FAITH

By Dr. Rob Helton A friend of mine once said, Rob, I can’t recite the Apostle’s Creed because I can’t honestly say that I believe it. That piqued my curiosity, so I said, Tell me more. Well, he said, I want to be able to recite all the statements in the creed with integrity.  I’m Read More …

FAILURE IS A GOOD THING

By: Dr. Rob Helton Learning to walk is no small feat (no pun intended).  Think about it.  A human being transitions from all fours to just two, from relative safety to present danger.  The danger, of course, is falling… repeatedly.  Ironically, it is the key step (again with the unintentional puns) in the process.  It Read More …

NEW EXPERIENCES

By: Dr. Rob Helton Typically, the older you get the fewer new experiences you have.  Remember when you were a child and almost every experience was new?  The first day of school, the first vacation to the mountains or the beach, the first trip to the dentist… every thing was new and exciting!  (The trip Read More …

WAITING

By: Donna Rudolph WAITING I hate waiting! Have you ever heard the saying, “Hurry up and wait”? That’s what I feel like I’m doing 50% of the time!  As far as I know, I don’t believe I have heard anyone say they like to wait! In fact, everyone I know hates to wait.  Why do Read More …

IS YOUR HEART BURDENED?

By: Donna Rudolph During the years my father pastored churches, (quite a few actually), my mother and father sang in several quartets. In Ohio, they were called “The Carrier Quartet”, we moved to North Carolina and they were called “The New Covenant Quartet”, just to name a few.  In either case they sang a beautiful Read More …

BROKEN

By: Donna Rudolph As many of you know, I have broken my wrist. This event has taught me several things that I would have otherwise never realized. 1) I have a hard time writing with my left hand, but certainly nothing compared to anyone having to read it! 2) It takes me three times as Read More …