“We just knew that God said do it, so we did.” – Chris Scotland
When my wife and I lived in Houston, we had an amazing community of believers that we hung out with on a regular basis. I remember one Christmas when a…READ MORE
Behind Our Smiles – Episode 15 – Ready or Not, Here I Come Part 2
The traumatic experiences of Joe’s past were one of the major barriers to us finding emotional intimacy in our marriage. The distance that was between us made it harder to…READ MORE
The Unfolding – Page 113 – Julie Dennison
Julie Dennison experienced some really hard things as a kid. Like many of us, she didn’t know a healthy way to deal with trauma. As an adult, opioid drugs became…READ MORE
Behind Our Smiles – Episode 13 – Can We Press the Reset Button?
They say once you say something you can’t take it back. Words are powerful. But, just because some idiotic comment comes flying out of my mouth doesn’t mean I should…READ MORE
Behind Our Smiles – Episode 10 – What’s Wrong With You?
Joe and I both get annoyed with each other. We both have personal habits that we find highly frustrating. And really, I try not to nag him about those things.…READ MORE
The Unfolding – Page 45 (From the archive) – John Karakian
John Karakian has never really thought of himself as an evangelist. He’s just a guy who really loves his dog, and his neighbors. John and Buddy met thousands of people…READ MORE
Behind Our Smiles Podcast – Episode 9 – Why Don’t You Like Christmas?
Do difficult experiences in your past make it hard for you to truly enjoy the Christmas season? Or maybe you’re struggling this Christmas but don’t want to bring down the…READ MORE
Behind Our Smiles Podcast!
Behind Our Smiles Podcast Have you ever seen those picture-perfect images on social media and wonder what went on right before or after the shot? There’s always more story…READ MORE
His Love Never Fails
His Love Never Fails Have you ever been in a place where you doubted God’s love for you? When He seemed far away? I’ve been there too. Sometimes when tough…READ MORE
The Unfolding – Page 40 (From the archive) – Sarah Derocha
As a Level 1 trauma nurse, Sarah Derocha had been trained to handle life and death situations. On a medical mission trip to a remote area of Bolivia, she was…READ MORE
Waiting With Expectation – by Joe Buchanan
Waiting With Expectation By Joe Buchanan I’ve been reflecting on this verse a lot this year as we have been focused on what it means to RISE UP with…READ MORE
Fifty Years of God’s Grace
Fifty Years of God’s Grace My wife, Tara, reminded me earlier this year that I was turning 50 this month. Fifty! How did that happen? I have to tell…READ MORE