Stories & Updates

2017 08 15 crystalgeorge infaceoffear 2017 08 15 crystalgeorge infaceoffear

In the Face of Fear and Hate, Choose Love

This weekend the news was filled with riots, anger, hate speech and death as a car plowed into a crowd of people. I know that as a woman and an Ame...

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2017 08 06 moneyworks blog 2017 08 06 moneyworks blog

Don’t Let Back-to-School Expenses Bust Your Budget

The back-to-school season can be more than just an educational experience for your child in the classroom — it can also be a wonderful opportunity ...

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2017 07 31 tucks n safe families 2017 07 31 tucks n safe families

A Single Mom, A Baby, A Family, A Blessing

A Single Mom, A Baby, A Family, A Blessing The young woman stood in the middle of their living room, looking at her baby and Zac and Missy Tuck and...

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2017 07 24 dawn emeigh 2017 07 24 dawn emeigh

I AM ...

Recently, I went through a challenging season. I felt as though I wasn’t connecting with God and hearing from Him. During that time, I was studyin...

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2017 07 17 living on mission the queens 2017 07 17 living on mission the queens

Living on Mission — In Community

Michael and Keisha Queen wanted a community that did life together beyond the environment where they served. But they weren’t sure where to start. ...

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2017 07 10 visitation ministry 2017 07 10 visitation ministry

The Gift of Being Present

The Blue Ridge Visitation Team often visits people in the hospital, nursing facilities and at home. Here, they share their experiences. If you’d li...

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Walking with God through Cancer

My name is Sarah Gosnell and I was diagnosed with leiomyosarcoma, which is an extremely rare cancer of the smooth muscle. I have a history of wor...

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Discovering God’s Love Through Grief

Note: Amanda and Dan Posid’s almost 2-year-old son David died in November 2015. Amanda shares her journey of discovering more of God’s love and wor...

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The Gift of a Summer Sunrise

In the month of March I can see it from the deck of the beach house...that big orange sphere of fire and heat. In June, though, it necessitates a f...

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Following God to New Places

One of the first commands we ever see Jesus give to his future disciples is, “Follow me and I will make you fishers of men.” He didn’t tell them mu...

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Middle School Mom & Dad, Hang in There

As a new season of Jump Up approaches, I hear parents begin to talk more about their sweet elementary child moving into the sometimes-scary territo...

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Why We’re a Part of the Global Leadership Summit

When I was working on my dissertation many years ago, I wanted to answer the question, “What turns you off about church?” I talked to a lot of peo...

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