The Importance of Connection
I can count on maybe three fingers the number of times I’ve been without immediate family at Christmas. This year will be the third. My father will be in Florida, and my daughter is traveling abroad with a group from her college. It is such an easy opportunity to tell others you’ll be fine when […]
Amazing God! Amazing You!
If you were to look over your life so far, could you find any “amazing” moments? I can recount times when my children were born. And then there’s the amazing story behind my marriage to Kyle Searcy. There are more than 25 ways God revealed His plan for us to marry. Yes, I can testify […]
Don’t Forget the True Beauty of Christmas
My family spends a great deal of time on the Gulf enjoying the emerald waters and sugar sand beaches. Like many of you, I grew up making that drive south, passing through small towns and keeping an eye out for the first palm tree. The beach was like entering a different world, and standing knee-deep […]
Bully Pulpit by Michael Kruger
Is there more spiritual abuse in the church now than there was in days past? Or could it be that the world has shrunk so that we simply see more evidence of it? I am inclined to believe the latter, but regardless, it is high time that Christians address what is clearly a too-common issue. […]
The World Next Door by Rory Shiner and Peter Orr
It can be difficult to know how to tell others about our Christian convictions. It can be difficult to know the best way to tell others about what we believe and why we believe it. And while I am sure this has always been the case, there are new challenges that come with the seismic […]
The Road to Healing: Broken Hearts
The road in Autaugaville is long, winding, and filled with hope. It is a road to renewal, healing, and mending of broken hearts. It is quiet. Just off County Road 165, a place was created to move men from the “milk to the meat” of God’s Word… to make them committed disciples of Jesus Christ. […]
Do You Know Who You Are?
This month’s Pastor’s Perspective is delivered by Dr. Chris Montgomery, Frazer Memorial UMC There was nothing wrong with the armor. In fact, it was probably the best armor in Israel. It was most likely made with the finest of materials. It was undoubtedly fashioned with precision since it was for the most important man in […]
Is It Okay to Hide Money From My Spouse?
After hearing you talk about financial infidelity, I have to admit that I hide money from my husband. I have been setting aside money for emergencies without his knowledge. He is not terrible with money, but he always seems to find something to spend it on. Before I started doing this, we never managed to […]
You Are Worthy of Love
I turned the key in the door and walked into my home. We had just returned from the airport, and it was very late. I turned on the light and immediately noticed a chair was out of place next to a cupboard. Strange. I looked to the right. All the bikes were gone. One of […]
A Christmas Adventure: Unwrapping Christmas
The Bible tells us in James 1:17 that, “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above.” John 3:16 says: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son…” God gave! This year’s Faith Radio Advent Guide is built around a consideration of God’s gifts. A topic and Scripture can […]