Family

​Renuevo: renewal, relationships and relaxation

​Renuevo: renewal, relationships and relaxation

Renewal, relationships and relaxation brought over 500 Hispanic and multiethnic people together in July at Indiana Wesleyan University for Renuevo (Re-new-Way-vo) 2017, a Hispanic family camp. In its seventh year, Renuevo, which means “renew” in Spanish,...
​Safe families a priority for South Dakota church

​Safe families a priority for South Dakota church

While sitting with a single mom of twins during an evening service at The Ransom Church in Sioux Falls, S.D., Christa asked, “Do you tell the pastor about all my issues? I feel like he is always talking directly to me about the stuff going on in my life.”...
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The phone rang, buzzing me into consciousness. I drove two straight hours to the hospital to get to you, with no recollection of how I got there. I saw you lying there with too many machines and tubes snaking into your broken body. I asked the cardiologist and...
​Dear church: Is there a place for a single mother?

​Dear church: Is there a place for a single mother?

I want to speak to the church as a single mother in hopes that someone will listen. As a single mother, never married, I began our single moms’ group with Cypress Church in Columbus, Ohio, in March, 2014 and we have quickly grown to over 70 single mothers with...
Enjoy life!

Enjoy life!

Enjoy life! That’s what the checkout person said as I pushed my grocery cart out of his lane. How did he know? How did he know he was saying that on the precise day I said, “Enjoy heaven!” to my wife two years earlier? Frankly, I didn’t want to...
The next generation for Jesus

The next generation for Jesus

Thirty years ago this month, I drove 700 miles with my parents to enroll at what is now called Oklahoma Wesleyan University. One of the prized possessions in the vehicle was a brand new Smith Corona, an auto-correct, electric typewriter. I was ready for college in...
A Wesleyan View of Domestic Violence

A Wesleyan View of Domestic Violence

Wesleyans believe the family is a divinely ordained institution. Yet, we need to face the reality that across our world and within our churches violence casts its long shadow across many homes. Domestic violence is a sin committed in the sacred sanctuary of family...
School day prayers

School day prayers

As our youngest begins her senior year of high school this fall, there are many school day memories flooding my mind. Things like the first day of school, parent-teacher conferences, and school award programs seem like they started the day before yesterday. Prayer is...
MOPS International and The Wesleyan Church

MOPS International and The Wesleyan Church

The Wesleyan Church is happy to announce a formal partnership with MOPS International. All Wesleyan churches that would like to host MOPS at their church can do so at a Wesleyan discount of 50%, and any church plant can begin for free within the first year of their...