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The Small Stuff Matters

  • December 28, 2019

The Small Stuff Matters By Jonathan Lewis I read a fascinating article this morning from the Associated Press entitled “US finally giving boot to official foot measurement.” It seems that, for many years, there have been two different ways to define precisely how long a foot is. There’s the international…

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The Cry Of A Child (The Gift of Christmas)

  • December 28, 2019

The Cry Of A Child (The Gift of Christmas) Dr. Mike Murphy Faces everywhere in my mind as I remember back to that day, Each direction I looked, there was always a face staring back at me. For all the years I had lived in this small town, I had…

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In the Shadows of the Nativity Story

  • December 28, 2019

In the Shadows of the Nativity Story By Ed Vitagliano What kind of man are you? What kind of woman? Have you ever wondered how you would react in a moment of extreme stress –– a crisis in which your character was tested in a manner that far exceeded normal?…

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Walking Past the Dead

  • December 28, 2019

Walking Past the Dead By Whitney White It was an ordinary day. I buckled my infant into his stroller and we headed out for our routine two mile walk on our uneventful, quiet country road lined with trees. We passed our two neighbors' houses and then walked by the pasture…

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Friendships in the World or with the World

  • December 20, 2019

Friendships in the World or with the World By Wesley Wildmon AFA Director of Outreach We are often reminded Jesus ate with sinners. Consequently, some insist there are no limits to evangelism. Many gifted evangelists go to the darkest places to evangelize. Thank God for them. Should we all stand…

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Why the Lord May Be Tougher on You Than Others

  • December 19, 2019

Why the Lord May Be Tougher on You Than Others By Dr. Joe McKeever "My brethren, let not many of you become teachers, knowing that we shall receive a strict judgment..." (James 3:1). "To whom much is given, much is expected" (Luke 12:48). When the pastor said God doesn’t put…

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God Beside Us

  • December 14, 2019

God Beside Us By Joy Lucius AFA Journal Three retired coaches from our local area died this past month. I had heard that Coach Turner was quite sick, so his death was not totally unexpected. But Coach McDonald died very unexpectedly at his home, and I did not even know…

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Making Time for a Stranger

  • December 12, 2019

Making Time for a Stranger By Hannah Harrison “I’m running out of time to shop,” a frantic shopper said. Christmas season is in full swing. And yes, the shopper was right, we have a limited amount of time to prepare. But during the hustle and bustle, it seems that we're…

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The Lamp of Life

  • December 10, 2019

The Lamp of Life By Joseph Parker "Your Word is a Lamp to my feet, and a Light to my path" - (Psa. 119:105). “For best results, follow the instructions of the manufacturer.” These are words we often find in the instruction manual that comes with an item purchased that…

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Transforming a Weakness

  • December 9, 2019

Transforming a Weakness By Dr. John Oswalt Wesley Biblical Seminary President Once we, too, were foolish and disobedient. We were misled and became slaves to many lusts and pleasures. Our lives were full of evil and envy, and we hated each other. But– “When God our Savior revealed his kindness…

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