For a period of time, my anxiety got the best of me, and I honestly wondered if God had abandoned me in South Africa; that maybe I had fabricated this call to come across the world….
I am here today, declaring my membership among you, as someone who is excited for future possibilities; as someone who is grieving and heartbroken; as someone who is still deeply uncomfortable with my Christian-identity and as someone with a thirst for justice and radical change in our community and the world.
It was an adventure that was mostly exciting and sometimes terrifying, but here we are now.
by Katie Baxter “Stories not only teach us how to act — they inspire us to act. Stories communicate our values through the language of the heart, our emotions. And it is what we feel — our hopes, our cares, our obligations — not simply what we know, that can inspire us with the courage
The following testimony was given by Noel Spain and Justine Bandstra on Sunday, November 11, 2012. Root: A base, a support. An essential element, the basic core, The note from which a chord is built. A primary source, an origin. The Christian faith is rooted in this: “Let us love one another, for love comes from God.
Over the years we have learned that Stewardship involves time, talent, and treasures … It was August of 1969 that Bill and I moved into Logan Square. We had been married for four years and were expecting our first child. Tim was born in August and our journey began. We had lived in the area