Christmas in Appalachia

by Karen Aldridge As I drove along the highway leading into the Appalachian Mountains of southeastern Kentucky, the rain began to dissipate. It had poured since I started my journey and an ice storm was expected. I thanked God for keeping me a few miles ahead of it. I was on my way to deliver […]

Poor me

Another Look by David Faust “Hear, O Lord, and answer me, for I am poor and needy” (Psalm 86:1). It’s no surprise that someone would cry out to the Lord because he feels “poor and needy,” but it’s a bit surprising that the superscript above Psalm 86 says this poem contains “A prayer of David.” […]


Are You Willing?

by Tammy Darling Consider the following statistic provided by Good Measure International: Christians in America spend $20 billion every year on soft drinks while $13 billion a year would feed every starving person in the world. Sobering, isn’t it? According to UNICEF, more than one billion people are suffering from malnutrition and hunger, an increase […]


What the Bible Says about the Poor

by Dr. Bill Patterson When Jesus said, “The poor you will always have with you” (Matthew 26:11), his listeners understood. Most of the people of the Bible not only lived in poverty, they had little hope of overcoming it in this world. I once heard a person say, “God must love the poor—he made so […]