My mind and spirit has turned towards unity. While studying about patience last week this scripture stood out to me. It is a blessing prayed over God’s people by the Apostle Paul. He was writing to them about the strong helping the weak in a letter to Rome. He wanted them to look out for […]

God’s Grace For Today

God’s Grace For Today

This is a historical moment. But like other moments in history, we look for God’s grace for ourselves and our country. Grace is defined as “Unmerited Favor”, and God’s grace is unmerited favor from God. We can’t earn it, and we can’t pay for it. God gives us His grace. The Apostle Paul helps us […]

In the World We Live In, We Need God’s Promises

In the World We Live In, We Need God’s Promises

This morning we were listening to Zach Williams and Dolly Parton with their new song “There was Jesus”.  The song is about how many times we go through things and we look back and realize Jesus was carrying us. As Christians and Leaders, we need to keep ourselves encouraged with God’s promises. We know that […]

Why Wade in the Water?

Why Wade in the Water?

The song “Wade in the Water” (See Reference 1 Below) keeps coming to me. Do you ever just get a song in your spirit over and over again? Why should we wade in the water? God sent Moses to free the Israelites. Moses touched the Rod to the Red Sea and they crossed on dry […]

Wisdom of our Father: When Life Knocks You Down

When Life Knocks You Down

Today we share an article, one of many, written by our father Rev. Willie McIntosh, Jr. Reverend Mac was a senior columnist for the News Herald in Morganton, NC. During these trying times with the covid-19 virus battle, racial injustice battle, and many more battles we invite you to read “When Life Knocks you Down.”  […]

A Heart of Worship

The Heart of Worship

I loved reading the letter about worship during Covid-19. This is just how I received it. Mark Slomka, PSWD Associate District Supervisor, wrote the following letter to churches in San Diego after California Governor Newsom’s July 1st directives impacting all religious gatherings. It was a reminder that worship comes in many ways. We can move […]

The Protests

The Protest

The Protests The raging winds are blowing I can feel it in my soul The slow bending arc of justice is reaching for her goal We cannot let this movement lie King Martin’s voice will surely die The streets are full My eyes they burn The bullets fly Is it my turn? We cannot falter […]

Has the Veil of Racism been Lifted?

Has the Veil of Racism been Lifted

“Then Jesus uttered another loud cry and breathed his last. And the curtain in the sanctuary of the Temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. When the Roman officer who stood facing him saw how he had died, he exclaimed, “This man truly was the Son of God” Mark 15:37-39 NLT Has the […]

The Time for Equality is Now

The Time For Equality Is Now

Like many of you, we have spent the past few days grieving the tragic loss of George Floyd.  This past Friday we shared in the memorial and celebration of the life of George Floyd. We listened to the eulogy that was delivered by Rev. Al Sharpton as he provided the scripture: “To everything there is […]