Picture this: You are standing in a barren landscape. The air around you ticks and tocks from miserably hot to bitterly cold with the seasons. The dirt is hard and crusty, strewn with jagged and merciless rocks. Whatever you can see of any remaining vegetation is withered and brown. It’s a picture of desolation, and all hope seems lost.
But yet there is some life and optimism to be found if you dig deep.
BY STAN PRIEBE
Participants prepare for Northview’s 2013 trip to the Holy Land (photo by Ryan Duffin)
Northview Church is planning its second trip to the Holy Land, March 3 – 17, 2015, but time is running out to register.
Join Northview Next Steps Pastor Stan Killebrew on this two-week introduction to the biblical setting of the Scriptures. You will enrich your knowledge and appreciation of Scripture through exposure to the land and people of Israel. Your faith will be strengthened as you become more alive to the reality of biblical events by experiencing their actual locations.
BY TERI KNAPP
What a blessing it is to have access to blogs and books that are written and illustrated by Christian authors. I find it very encouraging to know that I’m not alone in my struggles, and I love hearing how God helps others make it through similar life experiences. One of the blogs I follow recently caught my attention. It’s called Good Time Stories – Inspiring and Heartwarming Stories. The blogger shared a picture of a very unique headstone. It was a statue of a boy standing up on a wheelchair reaching for the sky. No description was necessary. Without even knowing the story behind it, the picture alone touched me deeply.