When I was a child my prayers were simple

When I was a child my prayers were simple

The following is based on Pastors Blake and Stephanie Booth of Valley Gospel Chapel Wednesday night teaching series on having effective prayers and prayer life. When I was a child my prayers were simple, I asked God for things I wanted; Spiderman, GI Joe, a bike. As I saw my simple childhood prayers were answered I […]

Our friend Gus, you will be missed

Our friend Gus, you will be missed

Gus that is how most of us knew him, no last name just Gus. The Gus Schmitter I and others remember was a happy gentle soul who loved Jesus and love to help when and where he could.  He always had a big smile that would light up his whole being when he recognized a friendly […]

Bending the Bow International changing generations at VGC the whole story

Bending the Bow International changing generations at VGC the whole story

Editor’s Note; due to an error only a part of the following article was shown in last week’s Faith Section, here it is in its entirety. Bending the Bow International recently came to host Valley Gospel Chapel’s Vacation Bible School. Bending the Bow International consist of Seth and Mary Beth Sponsler and their family of […]

Bending the Bow International Changing Generations at VGC: Part 2

Bending the Bow International Changing Generations at VGC: Part 2

” God has an amazing plan and purpose for your life! For the Kingdom to function effectively each of us MUST find our place and do what God has called us to do…with all of our heart, FOR GOD. Your life matters, God’s plan for your life matters. What you carry is SIGNIFICANT.” I shared with […]

Thoughts of Faith, where do all the young people go?

Thoughts of Faith, where do all the young people go?

Growing up I never thought about it. As a parent it was on my mind, now as a grandparent the statistic that 70 to 75 percent of all young people growing up in church leave after they graduate from high school is something I think about often and it brings me to wonder, where do […]

Thoughts of Faith; Grace a pinpoint of Light in the darkness

When I take the time to stop, look up and stare into the night sky I am pleased to see the pin points of light staring back at me. The Milky Way, Orion, the planets Venus and Mars and other constellations that are familiar in the night sky greet me. They shine so bright against […]

Commencement Day at Olivet University’s New Riverside Campus

Commencement Day at Olivet University’s New Riverside Campus

Commencement Day at Olivet University June 24 with a prestigious guest and faculty gathered at the Riverside Campus to commemorate the graduation of students from Olivet campuses from across the United States. This year Olivet University graduates were awarded 12 Bachelor of Arts degrees, one Journalism degree, 11 Theology majors, eight Master of Arts, one […]

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 […]

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