"When is it Time for Fasting?"

the point when I’m saturated with my own selfishness and relying on my own knowledge.
Isaiah 58:6 “Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke?’ When I reach maximum density, I know that it’s time for fasting and prayer in my life. By maximum density, I’m not talking an overindulgence of sugar laden snacks. That’s what spandex is for. I’m talking, when I’m saturated with my own selfishness and relying on my own knowledge. That’s a scary thought because I once put the remnants of a candle with the wick in the microwave to melt the wax because the jar was so pretty. That was three months ago. I’m 48, imagine the headlines for that one. Really? Read More

"Never Alone"

Never Alone | Compassion That Compels
by Danielle Stepp When you hear the word “coal,” many things may cross your mind. For me, it means home. Growing up in the foothills of the Appalachia Mountains in eastern Kentucky, mining coal was just a way of life.  We had many stereotypes in that part of the country. People called us uneducated hillbillies… Read More

"Bring a Little Sunshine"

a Mission Monday story from Altar’D State A few weeks ago, a woman named Roberta and her sister, Debbie, came into Altar’D State. Roberta was looking for an outfit to wear to a rehearsal dinner. Debbie was wearing a hat and had a mask over her face. I commented on what a beautiful day it… Read More

"Faith and Friendships"

by Kristy Hatter   My breast cancer journey began after having a diagnostic mammogram for a lump I had found a month earlier.  The radiologist was choosing her words carefully, but in my heart I knew something was wrong; she wanted to do the biopsy right away.  The ultrasound tech told me the radiologist was… Read More