Mothers Are a Blessing


My mother—preacher’s wife, Sunday School teacher, VBS director, Prayer Band president, hostess to visiting evangelists, missionaries—and mother to four—was a quiet helper to my father and a woman who had hot soup ready for lunch when we rushed in from …

Mama Maggie Book Review


Mama Maggie by Marty Makary & Ellen Vaughn; Thomas Nelson Publishers (2015)

Once upon a time, Egypt was a flourishing center of Christian life and faith. The language of the country was Coptic and it has always been believed that

Sharing the Love of Christ


On the Sunday following Easter, the children of St. Michael’s gathered around a wooden cross and lovingly covered it with spring flowers. While it was a fun activity for the children, the symbolic meaning runs deep. Through His work on

Finding a Spiritual Home


While growing up, I often heard the old adage that home is where the heart is. As a child I was unable to grasp the full meaning and significance of this phrase. But as I matured, my eyes have been

Volunteers Make VBS Possible


Vacation Bible School has been a memorable part of summer at St. Michael’s for decades. From its beginning, VBS was organized and run mainly by volunteers who worked together to create a meaningful, spirit-filled week for the children who …