Creating a Community of Prayer

Creating a Community of Prayer

By Steven Norris      “Good Morning, friends! Welcome to our time of morning prayer.” So begins my weekday mornings. For years, I have found that an essential part of my spiritual growth has been tied to the practice of starting each day off with communal prayer....
A Communal Confession

A Communal Confession

By Steven Norris      A few years ago, I was leading a bible study in a North Carolina jail. One of the regular members of our study had been very courageous that day, confessing that he often felt lost in the Bible studies, had trouble following our conversations,...

What Does God Want from You?

By Steven Norris      “What do you want from me?!” Teenage angst has certainly been an unwelcome guest in our household over the past few years. We are in the crucible of parenthood — a place of transformation where many have been before us.      I imagine that God...

The Other Pandemic

By Steven Norris      Why are you so mad? It’s a question that I ask my teenagers quite frequently. They are still learning to identify, understand, and regulate emotions. They’re teenagers, though, so the roller coaster of emotions related to life, school, and any...

Telling the Truth in Love

By Steven Norris      It’s been a hard week. I find myself having PTSD-like responses to the recent surge in Covid-19 cases in our community. The questions of the past 18 months continue to ambush my heart and mind. They are difficult to resolve or even dispel.    ...

Taking Chances for the Gospel

By Steven Norris      “What was it that prompted you to join this church?” I posed the question to Ed and Mary, members of our former church in Western North Carolina. To be honest, this couple stood out like a sore thumb in that very unconventional Baptist church. It...

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