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5 Questions We MUST Answer if We Hope Reach Millennials

There’s a really strange phenomenon taking place in our culture. On the average Sunday morning, you will likely find more children, youth, young adults and young families at I-HOP than…

50 Easy and Practical Ways to Start Saving Money Right Now (Part One)

Over the past few weeks, I’ve heard from some of you who are really struggling to make ends meet. Money is tight at your house. You are looking for easy and…

It’s a Family Tradition We’ve Started (and love) on Good Friday

On a bit of a whim last year, we decided to start a new family tradition on the evening of Good Friday. Being in full-time Christian ministry, we are usually…

A Song for Sunday – Lead Me to the Cross

It’s Palm Sunday and a wonderful chance to celebrate the beginning of Passion Week. I thought it would be helpful, inspirational, meaningful and interesting to detail some of the events…

“Orchard Fellowship is a Greenhouse for Creating Missionaries, Ministry and Discipleship”

Have you ever listened the The Dave Ramsey Show on the radio or maybe by podcast? Dave regularly has listeners come onto his show to loudly scream out one thing,…

18 Incredibly Interesting Areas to Visit in Downtown Memphis

“This city is just a dump!” That’s what the newly relocated woman said to my friend (a third-generation Memphian) as they were awaiting their tables recently at a downtown restaurant.…

Life Choices – Making a Difference by Offering Hope

She sat across the table from me over sandwiches at Subway. Her story moved her to tears but with a certain sparkle and joy still emanating from her eyes. Something…

A Song for Sunday – “Praise the Lord”

Today’s song goes WAY back – to 1979.  This group, this album and this song were played over and over at our house, in our youth group and in our…

21 Positive Steps Toward Enjoying Your Life More!

She sat across from me over pizza today sharing her story. Her job had been unexpectedly phased out; her work for a certain company was over. It had been very…

Harvest Church – A Place with a Passion for Discipleship

Imagine if you will two distinct churches meeting in the same building every Sunday morning and getting along while they do it. The congregation members park in the same parking…

3 Powerful Actions to Take When Making Decisions

Which route should I take? What road should I choose? Which way do you think I should go? What does God have next for me? These are questions I’ve been…

Worship Wednesdays – Hidden Gem in Bartlett – Ellendale Baptist Church

Although the City of Memphis is a vast suburban area spreading out over 32 zip codes and some 784 square miles; there are still pockets in the city that almost…

Hope-filled Fridays – Are You Feeling Tenacious?

Tenacity. That’s today’s word on Hope-filled Friday. Are you familiar with the word? According to the dictionary, tenacity is to, “Hold fast; to be persistent, to refuse to give up,”…

12 Steps to Saving Your Marriage

A Letter I sent to three friends today who are all considering walking away from their difficult marriages… Dear Friend,    I’m writing to let you know that I am so sorry…

Worship Wednesday – Meet the Guy Who Gives HOPE to Parents of Teens- Brian Houseman

Brian Housman. Have you ever heard of him? If you are a parent of a teen or a tween, you need to write down his name and get familiar with…