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Climate Change

Could we be closer than we realize to Spiritual awakening in our area? One of my favorite family memories is hiking through Finger Rock Canyon in Arizona with all the…

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Caring During a Crisis

Ryan Mobley, Downstate Illinois Director for Safe Families for Children, talks about how his organization works to keep children safe and families intact through host homes, family coaches, church involvement,…

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Page 8 – Michelle Lewis

What do you do when God calls you to let go of your dream, but hold on to Him? That was the painful place Michelle Lewis found herself. And it’s…

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Page 7 – Mark Schultz

Mark Schultz had always felt a drive to succeed. As the only adopted child in his family, it seemed to be a way to guarantee his adoptive parents would know…

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Clear from the Beginning

Is there something you enjoy today that you’ve loved your whole life? Maybe a food or a sport? From a young age, it was easy to see. This thing was…

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Making the Most of Things

Do you ever catch yourself focusing on what is going wrong instead of what is going right? Dwelling on the negatives instead of finding the positives? Yeah, me too –…

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Recipe for Peace

You’re busy. You’re stressed. You have a million things to do and no time to do them, including making dinner. So you reach for a simple recipe. And even though…

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Facing Conflict When Peace is Your Thing

Hi! This is Brian from Afternoons, and I don’t like conflict. Alright, so let’s just end this post, what do you say? 🙂 No? Alright, here goes. If you’re like…

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Prayers God Hasn’t Answered Yet

Maybe it’s not a disappointment. Maybe it’s an opportunity. . . Are you feeling disappointed? Have you been praying about something for what-feels-like-forever, and the end is nowhere in sight?…

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Israel 2020 Informational Meeting

As Jeremy and I (Jill) spend the next several days in the Holy Lands with 50+ friends from the WCIC Community, we’re thinking about you. Seriously!!! One of the biggest…

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5 Ways to Focus on the POSITIVE Today

If you’re anything like me, it’s easy to focus on what’s not right in your life, but science and our faith show us that’s not good for our physical and…

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Winter & Waiting

Winter is a time of waiting. On this flower farm (above), all of the beauty lies beneath the soil for a season of rest. Without that season of cold temperatures,…

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