The Secret of Test Taking

by Wally Hostetter

I was never a crammer when it came to finals as a student. I preferred preparing a little bit every day and then reviewing right before the test came. Consequently, I wasn’t really stressed while taking the test. Although that wasn’t necessarily always the case when the grade came back! Testing is part of the Christian walk. As a […]

The Secret Place (in my wallet)

by Wally Hostetter

He’s there every time I use the Michigan Ave exit off Highway 127 in Lansing. Standing on the corner with a cardboard sign. “Homeless Vet. Will work for food. Anything will help.”  He never approaches my car, but I see him out of the corner of my eye. If we make eye contact, I’m stuck. […]

The Power of the Piggy Bank

by Alan Cullen

Most of my life is not spent in big dramatic moments. Most of my life is not spent on the edge of a cliff, the edge of a finish line or the end of my rope. The majority of my day is spent in the normalness of a daily routine. Herein lies a key to […]

Be On The Same Page

by Alan Cullen

Spouses should be on the same page when it comes to finances. If you are married, than this post is for you. If you ever plan on getting married, than this topic has to be a non-negotiable and ongoing conversation before you say ‘I do’.  A major relationship pitfall is the painful reality of financial angst. Having a […]

Samantha Campbell – We Are Community Church

by Aaron Mora

Samantha Campbell Recently Baptized with her kids – recently joined worship ministry. Taking faith seriously again. Has attended Community Church on and off for 10 years, last 6 months steady, new commitment. Quotes: “My faith never went anywhere. I’ve always had it, but I’ve never been active in the church. I’ve never felt worthy. I see people serving and […]

Shara Duke – We Are Community Church

by Aaron Mora

Shara Duke Started attending Community Church when Scott McKee was about to leave Volunteers in kitchen/cooking, gift of serving Quotes: “My mom was adamant about dinnertime. Growing up in a family of eight, I learned to cook big meals. The kitchen is a comfortable place for me to serve God. “ “Lives are changes behind kitchen doors […]