James White: The Engine that Drove Seventh-day Adventism

James White: The Engine that Drove Seventh-day Adventism

The Workhorse You would be hard-pressed to find someone who did more to propel the Adventist movement forward than James White. Joseph Bates provided the theological spark, and Ellen White’s inspired messages guided the church through troubling times, but without James White, it would be hard to imagine Seventh-day Adventism being where it is today

Breakfast on the Beach: Life Lessons Learned from Peter’s Spiritual Failure & Reinstatement

Breakfast on the Beach: Life Lessons Learned from Peter’s Spiritual Failure & Reinstatement

From the years of 2013 to 2016 I underwent one of the most difficult and devastating emotional and spiritual crises of my entire life! However, I emerged from that time with my faith in Jesus renewed and a deeper and clearer knowledge of what God wanted me to do with the rest of my life! In processing the deep emotional pain and feelings of grief,

Joseph Bates: From Seaman to Fisher of Men

Joseph Bates: From Seaman to Fisher of Men

Pioneer History: Old News or Good News?  “In reviewing our past history, having traveled over every step of advance to our present standing, I can say, Praise God! As I see what God has wrought, I am filled with astonishment, and with confidence in Christ as leader. We have nothing to fear for the future, except as we shall forget the way the Lord

“Out of the Mouths of Children”: A Prayerful Daughter Leads Her Father to Christ

“Out of the Mouths of Children”: A Prayerful Daughter Leads Her Father to Christ

It was four days in a row now and my father hadn’t returned home! There was zero communication. I wish I could say I wasn’t worried. Yet there I was, worrying constantly, hoping and wishing things could be different. The Bible is very clear about worrying. Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drin

Reimagining Adventism: The Gifts of the Spirit and Absurdity, Part 3

Reimagining Adventism: The Gifts of the Spirit and Absurdity, Part 3

“Love one another…” - The New Testament   In the previous articles, we explored two main themes. The first was the Spirit’s experiential utility. Here we discovered that the active presence of the Spirit among us is not merely a nebulous theological concept but rather a tangible reality that has practical use in the realm of post-church missio

What to do When You’re Afraid

What to do When You’re Afraid

The year 2020 is over and gone. I can’t believe I am well and my family is safe. I am truly thankful for the blessing of health and safety. For me, 2020 was full of uncertainties and I realized that I feared losing my life. As a nurse working in a hospital setting, I am aware of the risk of acquiring certain diseases because of being exposed to var

Life is Not Always a Bed of Roses

Life is Not Always a Bed of Roses

Have you ever felt tired of everything that hasn’t been going your way?  Are you burned out at work? Have you felt alone? Lost? Helpless? Afraid? Lonely? Each day is a gift yet it comes with unexpected challenges and blessings. Being busy is the usual word we utter whenever we run from one task to another. A daily task that we must accomplish hasn’