Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace
My father-in-law, Ken Bixby, recently died. Years ago, he requested that “Amazing Grace" be sung at his funeral. He hadn’t told our family, however, which of the twenty-eight versions he had collected was the one we were supposed to use. That he would leave out such an important detail was surprising, because Ken was a master list-maker, organized, methodical, set in... Read More

Seeing the Spirit of God

Seeing the Spirit of God
At home in mid-January 2018, I was surprised to receive a thank you note mistakenly addressed to Pastor Janet Richardson. It was clear to me that whoever sent the postcard wasn’t familiar with Janet. They would have known her by her marital surname—Noble-Richardson—and that she had died in 2006. But the faux pas were easy to make. Working through our... Read More

The Aroma of Christ

The Aroma of Christ
Last year, a friend of mine joined the World Race and committed to sharing the gospel of Christ throughout eleven countries in eleven months. As Emily and her team traveled, they witnessed to people they encountered and served indigenous residents of remote areas. She and her fellow missionaries rarely knew what situations they would face as they arrived in foreign... Read More

Scholarship Recipients, 2017

Scholarship Recipients, 2017
“One of the most amazing truths of the Bible is that God has chosen to work in partnership with human beings to fulfill mission. God could have done it alone, but throughout history, God has depended upon a few good people who are willing to follow Him.”   ~ Rev. Dr. Janet A. Noble-Richardson ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ In reviewing scholarship applicants this... Read More