The Garden And The Thorn Bush

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“I came [into work], like I do every other Saturday in September, I can tell you the date, they literally just handed me a letter— didn’t explain it. It literally just said, this is what’s happening, you can’t do anything about it. Sorry about your luck.” The loss of income left Jon and Becky at odds. Through prayer, they decided the best choice for the family would be for Jon to become a… Read More

Pockets Of Grace

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This is one of God’s stories. A story of going from victim to victor. A story about a woman named Tina. Laced within the stanzas to follow are pockets of His grace, pockets of His glory. We’ll see how He is the shelter in which we find our refuge. He is the pocket desiring to hold the world.

Is Jesus Enough For You?

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In 2010, Sarah sought counseling through Apex and slowly began to feel a return to herself…  she was asked one question that changed everything. Sarah, is Jesus enough for you?

#TBT “A Stranger in a Foreign Land”

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Mollie said it isn’t like these situation will just show up on your doorstep. You have to work at finding these opportunities. For Mollie, she signed up to help ESL kids at a nearby school when she moved back. She also mentioned the African refugees in Dayton. Or the large Turkish community in Old North Dayton that could probably use a friendly smile and acceptance. There are more people around us than… Read More

The Difficult Discussion

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“God has really moved this into something we need to pay attention to. Our network of house churches means that our own experiences can be very diverse. If we are to be faithful to what is going on in the church we need to be at the table, to hear what’s going on, and hear what God is saying.”