Hope in Hard Times

Hope in Hard Times

Can you imagine hope fulfilled? What about a place where hope is found? I think if we are honest with ourselves, hope in itself is more promising than having it be fulfilled. Am I right? One thing we know for certain about hope is that it will always be there. I guess...

What Does Faith Look Like in Tough Seasons?

What Does Faith Look Like in Tough Seasons?

“What is faith? It is made up of three things— knowledge, belief, and trust. Knowledge comes first… Faith is not a blind thing, for faith begins with knowledge. It is not a speculative thing, for faith believes facts of which it is sure. It is not an unpractical,...

Learning to See the God Who Sees Us

Learning to See the God Who Sees Us

Life is hard right now. With the pandemic weighing heavily on our minds and the health and wellbeing of our families weighing heavily on our hearts, it's easy to feel overwhelmed by it all. Finding a balance can seem impossible as we move through our days as though...

How to Grow Your Marriage in a Pandemic

How to Grow Your Marriage in a Pandemic

Marriage is hard.  There, I said it.  If you have been married longer than 1 day, you probably have found this to be true.  The character traits of your spouse that were “cute” when you were dating are the same things that might now start to drive you crazy.  In times...

Weeping With Those Who Weep

Weeping With Those Who Weep

This year has been one for the ages. We have had the untimely deaths of many celebrities (including my favorite basketball player, Kobe Bryant), a pandemic that has seemingly halted our country and the world and now, more heightened racial tension. In many ways, this...

Music, God, and Hard Times

Music, God, and Hard Times

My kids liked the Pixar movie Inside Out. I loved it. It was a genius and very entertaining idea to take our complicated emotions, inner thoughts, and memories from the human experience and turn it into a riveting movie that we could all identify with, through...

Why Grief Matters

Why Grief Matters

Written by Tom Chamberlin The night was still. The darkness that blanketed the sky seemed a shade darker than most nights. The air had a sweet, woody smell from the perpetual August sun that had laden the vast Indiana vegetation, escaping the clouds, allowing free...

Why We Love Spring

Why We Love Spring

In times of uncertainty, it can be difficult to see better days ahead. We have no better reminder of this than living in northeast Ohio. The weather is unpredictable, the sports teams are questionable, and the potholes could swallow your car. No matter where you live,...

Managing Your Money in Times of Trouble

Managing Your Money in Times of Trouble

Ever wonder how the official motto of the United States “In God We Trust” was introduced to be on our currency? In 1863, Abraham Lincoln’s Treasury Secretary acted on a proposal by the Reverend Mark Watkinson of Ridleyville, PA, to put the new motto on U.S. coins. On...

Orchard NEO Update // Goodyear Heights

Orchard NEO Update // Goodyear Heights

Our church planters have been busy getting to know their new neighbors, doing outreach in their city, and meeting with potential members. Check out this story from Jon Ashley, who is planting a church in Goodyear Heights. As always, please remember to keep Jon, his...

Door #2 // Revive Conference

Door #2 // Revive Conference

Recently, our Door #2 team brought their walkthrough art experience to the Revive Conference in Germany. Revive is a conference held for young adults in Europe with the goal of seeing God move in big ways. Read below to hear from Adriana Caso on how their trip went...