Life

Love And Marriage

Love is not something you feel. It’s something you do. ~ David Wilkerson In a day and age when marriage seems to be losing both its popularity and appeal, as Christians, we need to guard our relationships. Whether it’s at work or even within our circle of friends, someone at some point will make a […]

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Are We Ready?

Does the world seem to be spinning faster and faster these days, heading somewhere that you are not sure you want to go?  The effects of the electronic revolution alone seems to have turned into a major seismic shock to our way of learning, communicating, working, and basically living in this world.  It seems as […]

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Beauty From Ashes

You get laid off from work. Your spouse is filing for divorce. You lose connection with your children. You find out you have cancer. Whether it be natural disasters, spiritual warfare or the cruelty of mankind – life is full of tragedy. Devastation can happen in a moment. There was a great tragedy in the […]

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Shhh! Don’t Let Anyone Know Your Sin

Sin and the consequences of it are not popular messages or topics discussed in our day because most people do not like to be confronted with the possibility that they are doing something wrong. People want to be in charge of their own lives without any repercussions for the choices they make. The Bible says, […]

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Fall Food

Fall is a time for changing colors on the trees, crunching leaves on the ground, and drinking hot apple cider while staring into the flames of a bonfire.   It’s a time for dressing in boots, jeans, and sweaters, and breathing crisp, chilled air.  Fall is an opportunity to see God’s beauty in all its glory, […]

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Thanksgiving and Our Freedom

On the fourth Thursday of November, with forks piled high, children will ask, “What’s Thanksgiving all about anyway?” The answer is almost always the same. As the story goes, after surviving a hard winter, the Pilgrims shared a feast with their new-found Native American friends to thank God for the bountiful harvest. Like a jagged […]

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Pastor in Profile – Pastor Phillip Dunn

Name: Phillip Dunn Birthplace:  Farmington, MO Job title: Lead Pastor, NorthStar Community Church How did you become a Christian? I came to know the Lord through my home church as a kid and I placed my faith in Christ at 11 years of age. I had the opportunity to grow up in church mostly through […]

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It is Finished

Are you a problem solver? Lord knows I am. Suppose we were best friends and I was given the difficult task of solving a problem too great for you to handle. Let’s say that it took several years to wade through it, but the fruit of my labor was life changing for you and our […]

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Waiting on the Lord

Wack!  In one swift moment, Moses, yes, the faithful Moses who was privy to the Lord Almighty’s voice and direct authority, struck the rock twice with his rod. In one intuitive move, the son of the first King of Israel snuck out to the Philistines’ garrison without Saul’s knowledge and approval.  Jonathan expressed to his […]

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