Christian Life Stories


Encouraging Words

Peace family, when was the last time that someone said something to you right when you needed to hear it? When was the last time that you said something encouraging to someone else? Today, God ministered to me through a friend’s text of a silly picture of the minions from Despicable Me saying “It’s Friday!” […]


Thermostat or Thermometer?

Peace family, as the temperatures dip and we start really appreciating our thermostats and fireplaces, I can’t help but be reminded of an illustration my pastor once made. We all know that a thermometer reflects the temperature around it, but a thermostat determines the temperature around it. Do you function more like a thermostat, or like a thermometer? […]

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Making Peace with Cancer Treatment

Hi Peace Family!  Jami Mayberry here. I recently was asked to write a story for a website called  I thought I would share with you what I wrote for them.  I hope if you are going through any kind of physical challenge or health setback you will remember not to fight the treatment…fight the […]

Recipe: Hot Apple Cider

Peace family, what is your favorite cold weather drink? I’m a huge fan of all kinds of hot chocolate, but there are also times that nothing but hot apple cider will hit the spot! This recipe for spiced cider looks like a winner; I think I’m going to try to make it as soon as […]

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Sharing the Gift

“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son…” John 3:16 That’s what this time of the year is about. It’s about a gift, a gift of love, and gift of joy. It’s about a gift that, when received, will transform your life for eternity! The gift of Jesus is […]

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Do Red and Green Have You Singing the Blues?

by Al H. Jones, Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor at Head to Heart Restoration Ministry “It’s the most wonderful time of the year…” the popular Christmas song says, but for many people the holiday season isn’t so wonderful. Instead of singing about red and green, they are singing the blues. The holidays are supposed to be […]

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7 Questions with Pastor David Reynolds of Engage Calvary Church

1. There are so many religions out there. How can we be sure that Christianity is the right one? That’s a common question that many people have. I would go back to the words of Jesus Himself, when He said: “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father […]

Camp Blessing

Camp Blessing Texas

The purpose of Camp Blessing is for campers with a physical or intellectual disability to experience the love of Christ in a beautiful camp setting. Camp Blessing believes that is something every child should enjoy, no matter his or her level of ability! Every day camp is filled with fun activities with trained leaders and […]