Thoughts of faith, One body, can the foot be the fingers?

Fingers where there should be toes, toes where fingers belong, a human body would not function very well if this were so. We would not entertain swapping the two just because we wanted to, yet often the body of Christ does just that. The ear is critical of the knee; the elbow thinks if it […]

Vacation Bible School available this summer

Songs, story time, laughter, meeting new friends, arts and crafts having fun all while growing young people’s spiritual side; that is what Vacation Bible School is all about. Throughout the summer the area churches have strategically planned to hold VBS; some for one week, some for just a day. Do not miss out on these […]

Thoughts of faith, praying for others who hurt you is humbling

The final thought- a continuation of last two weeks on forgiveness: 2 Chronicles 7:14 Living Bible says, “Then if my people will humble themselves and pray, and search for me, and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear them from heaven and forgive their sins and heal their land.” Praying for others who just […]

Thoughts of Faith; Separate the Sin from the Sinner

Editor’s note; This is part two of an ongoing series by Area Manager, Jodi Thomas. To read the previous week’s column, visit For me the trick is to separate those who have hurt me, from that which is not them. Those things that influence them, those Ephesian 6 things that are not following God’s […]

Thoughts of faith, the hardest thing I’ve ever done

Have you ever been hurt by someone, or seen less than Christ like behavior in your fellow Christian brother and/or sister? Have those actions, words and deeds led you to form a steadfast opinion of them and their intent in that circumstance? Perhaps the facts of your opinion is full of truth? You still encounter […]

Thoughts of Faith; A Fervent Prayer, the blending of wills

I was thinking about prayer and the scripture found in James Chapter 5 Verse 16 popped into my head, the fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. If you follow a word study of definitions for the word fervent you will find these words – earnest, zealous and ardent along the way. All have […]

Thoughts of faith; Lord let me be like the Elderberry Tree

Thoughts of faith; Lord let me be like the Elderberry Tree

  In times of struggle and times of great peril, when fear comes like a cloud, all we can do is wait. Wait upon the Lord, rest in him, rest in the belief that in time the answers will come; remembering the simplicity of the gospel; the forgiveness of sins, the redemption of the soul. The […]

Faith, hope and convictions; What do they mean in your life?

What is Faith? What is Hope? Do you stand by, have true confidence in your convictions – all the time, some of the time, only when convenient? Spiritually these questions confront us each and every day. Yet do we daily acknowledge them? Do our daily decisions and the resulting consequences produce good or bad fruit […]

Booth named Anza’s new chaplin for Cornerstone Hospice care

Booth named Anza’s new chaplin for Cornerstone Hospice care

Caring and nurturing is something Anza resident Kyle Booth has been implementing throughout his adult life through his involvement in various full time Christian based ministries to farming, all the while raising three children with his wife Debbie. Change is something that happens to everyone and for Kyle Booth going with the flow is what he […]