A Joyful Noise: What’s in a Name

In a recent — and thoroughly unscientific — survey, I studied the genesis of names. Specifically, I asked 18...

Marriage Tune-Up Weekend at Hope Missionary Church

“Who says working on your marriage has to feel like work?” Marriage speakers Jeff & Debbie McElroy of Forever...

A Joyful Noise: A Holy New Year

I sometimes wonder what people discard first: Their Christmas trees or New Year’s resolutions. Arguably, both symbolize the joys...

Time to Take a Devotional Break: Between Two Seasons

December 26th through January 1st is a strange time of year. The frenzy of Christmas preparations, travel, and celebrations...

A Joyful Noise: Songs of the Season

In 1990, David Foster and Linda Thompson crafted their now-famous “grown-up Christmas list.” And through the song they wrote,...

Area Christmas services and events

Wreaths Across America A special wreath ceremony honoring veterans will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 23, at...

Time to Take a Devotional Break: Rebels & Rule Followers

I’m a rule follower. I may talk big and occasionally do some crazy, spontaneous things, but at heart -...

A Joyful Noise: More Than Merry Christmas

I wish I could remember the day I learned that not everyone celebrated a merry Christmas. I remember Dad...

Time to Take a Devotional Break: Wasting the Waiting

Today’s world finds waiting to be a serious problem. Society has become so accustomed to instant messages, video streaming, fast food, and...

A Joyful Noise: So Thankful

As colleague Mark Miller has lamented (in between digressions), the Christmas season tends to steal the holiday spotlight from its meeker, milder...