Ann Leach: God has success plans for us all
We were at a beach resort, and every meeting room had an ocean view. In her opening remarks, my mentor asked, "Are you going to the ocean of abundance with a teaspoon, a tea cup or a bucket?"
Rich Brown: Ohio ministry donates quilts to tornado victims
Janice Grimes and Cindy Wharram-Kendall paid another visit to Freeman Health Systems on behalf of Quilts of Compassion, an Ohio-based ministry that has made eight trips to Joplin since a deadly tornado ripped through the area three years ago.
Presbyterian assembly: Gay marriage is Christian
The top legislative body of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) voted by large margins Thursday to recognize same-sex marriage as Christian in the church constitution, adding language that marriage can be the union of “two people,” not just “a man and a woman.”
Craig Tally: Getting to know God is a gradual process
Christians have a high regard for the Bible. But what do we do with those Old Testament depictions of God as violent in warfare and ruthless in the administration of justice?
Rich Brown: Annual event pairs gospel music with Independence Day fireworks
It has been called the oldest annual Southern Gospel singing event in the Four-States Area. But for Larry Vancuren and many others, the Southwest City July Third Celebration is much more.
Ann Leach: Book changes thoughts about tithing
I have money on my mind. I just returned from a conference on business building and money, and it's had me thinking ever since I got home.
Rich Brown: Awana curriculum adds to churches' youth ministries
This nondenominational organization that helps churches and parents raise children and youths to know, love and serve Christ only runs during the school year.
Ann Leach: Tornado anniversary was a good day to let go
It may seem odd to you to have a strong reaction after all this time. But that's how it is with grief -- the waves of emotion come at odd moments, during routine events and in the late hours of the night. Even years later.
Rich Brown: Air Force veterans develop ministry to help other vets
The men and women who died serving in the United States Armed Services will be remembered Monday during Memorial Day. And although a local ministry will be at the forefront in recognizing them, the Compass Quest Joplin Veterans Ministry doesn't stop there.
Stained Glass Theatre gets $75,000 to rebuild
A $75,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Southwest Missouri will be “a huge step” in the creation of a new Stained Glass Theatre, a spokesman for the theatrical organization said Tuesday.
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