God’s Kids Korner: The star and the astronomers

God’s Kids Korner: The star and the astronomers

Happy New Year to you all! This Sunday is a special day called Epiphany. Here is the story of Epiphany as told in Matthew 2: 1-12.How many of you have...

January 3rd, 2019 |  


Trust God works together for good

Trust God works together for good

“Your Christmas gift is based on the most horrifying story I heard you tell when I was growing up. I was in the third grade when I first heard y...

January 3rd, 2019 |  


Cross Words: See the good

Cross Words: See the good

There’s a popular quote that simply reads, “See the good.” Makes sense. The world is a messy place. Negativity runs rampant. It̵...

January 3rd, 2019 |  



Should old acquaintance be forgot?

Should old acquaintance be forgot?

Should old acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind? Not necessarily.A little over a year ago, I had the opportunity to interview one of the l...

December 31st, 2018 |  


Search the Scriptures: Almost persuaded but not convinced

Search the Scriptures: Almost persuaded but not convinced

The apostle Paul stood on trial, accused of heresy and polluting the temple of God. Initially his ongoing legal battle had been undertaken by the Roma...

December 27th, 2018 |  


God has beat us to the punch

God has beat us to the punch

It was a calm Christmas night in the Branch house. Christmas activities went according to plan for Terry and me. I had concocted a delightful scheme.A...

December 27th, 2018 |  


Teen testimony: Roots and resolutions

Teen testimony: Roots and resolutions

I had my wisdom teeth removed last week. The surgical crew took me to a room. They discussed the procedure. I gave my consent in the form of a patheti...

December 27th, 2018 updated: December 27th, 2018. |  


God’s Kids Korner: Lost and found

God’s Kids Korner: Lost and found

Have you ever misplaced something? Of course, you have. We have all done that, haven’t we? Perhaps we were reading a book and put it down and th...

December 27th, 2018 |  


A Hunger for More: Real change in 2019 is possible

A Hunger for More: Real change in 2019 is possible

At least in one respect, the turning of the calendar page from one year to the next is not as positive an experience as we would like it to be. For on...

December 27th, 2018 |  


You can’t always get what you want

You can’t always get what you want

Very rarely in this life have I gotten what I wanted.Almost without fail, however, I’ve gotten what I’ve needed.Some how, some way, whatev...

December 26th, 2018 |