I grew up in a fundamentalist church culture that demanded outward performance, to the detriment of genuine faith. Because my brain didn't work like other Christians I knew, I learned to blend in and keep my mouth shut.
It began the size of a mustard seed, grew in favor and stature and multiplied in a small town in Cobb County, Georgia.The English School of First Baptist Church of Marietta was formed in 1971. It was a ministry consisting of five teachers and fifteen students, which grew over the years.
On the heels of setting New Year’s resolutions, the YouVersion Bible App posted a record-breaking number of new plan subscriptions last January 1st.
There is nothing quite like the joyful gleam in a child’s eye when he receives a gift at Christmastime. But what about those who live in foster care or low-income families? What will Christmas be like for them?