Author: Susan E. Greenwood

“Jacqueline, dear, do not speak unless you can improve the silence.”  (Movie Quote)   I love this line. Even though it was spoken adversely in the movie, there is so much wisdom in these words and such great advice for us as Christ Followers.  Yes, we are called to take a stand for the hope we have in Christ, but sometimes, the best way to do that is to be silent and let God work in the hearts and minds of people in conflict with us.  Jesus modeled this on several occasions when confronted to reveal Himself, defend Who He is, or speak on a cultural issue. He quoted Scripture, gave a parable, or He stayed silent. No matter which method, He always pointing to His Father.  The world needs Jesus. The world needs to see and hear Jesus in us.  When the Lord moves you to speak, speak with boldness the message He has laid on...

FaithHealth Appalachia Alternative & Holistic Health Service Mission: To be a conduit of transformation that connects community resources, hospitals, faith communities, health care facilitates, and social service programs based on truth, care, and education to improve the total wellness of Huntington. Listen to our Community Matters Interview with Executive Director, Rory Chapman:   [audio mp3="https://walkfm.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Rory-Chapman-Faith-Health-Appalachia-7-22-2021.mp3"][/audio] For more information, visit their Facebook page or email them at [email protected] For information on the Save a Life Campaign (naloxone education and distribution program) go to savealifewv.org   ...

Wait No More by Focus on the Family Foster. Adopt. Support. ­­­ Did you know there are thousands of children in Kentucky in need of help? Learn about foster care and adoption, and practical ways you can support foster and adoptive families. Engage with experts who will answer your questions, and discover your role in God’s plan. Whether you are considering fostering a child, adopting, or supporting a family who does, attending one of these events will help you explore the vital part you can play in your community and for His kingdom.   Listen to our Community Matters Interview with Dr. Sharen Ford from Focus on the Family:  [audio mp3="https://walkfm.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/OCA-Focus-on-the-Family-7-15-2021.mp3"][/audio]   To learn more or register for an event, visit their website at https://www.waitnomore.org/ky/...

Most spiritual development books I've read take a matter-of-fact approach and read more like a staunch "how to" than an engaging novel. The Divine Adventure is different!  Pulling teachable moments from her own experiences, Rebecca embellishes the scene, drawing us in as she seamlessly weaves in Biblical truth amid the beauty of her prose.    FAVORITE QUOTE:  "When our hearts are truly after God, we discover that His intentions are kind: He equips, listens, understands, and will never leave us alone. He's a good Father who has no orphans -- He loves to help His children."   ABOUT THE BOOK:  Each of the 12 spiritual practices focuses on spiritual traits necessary for a fruitful relationship with God. These are key areas of our spiritual lives that can get muddied or off track. The one that spoke the most to me is Pilgrimage: The Lost Art of Adventuring with God. Rebecca says, "Going on a pilgrimage moves us...

ReBUILD Huntington "Sometimes, you have to give people the help where they are and not wait till they get to where you think they should be." Our goal at ReBUILD is to build relationships with the people in the neighborhood. Through that relationship, we can tell them about the love that Jesus has for them! NO MATTER WHAT! Our mission statement is simple "Love Like Jesus." We do this by hosting neighborhood events like cookouts, movie nights, Thanksgiving dinners, etc. In doing these, we hope to become friends with our neighbors and live in community with them. ReBUILD...

River Cities Community Church started a new ministry called Kids Helping Kids. One project this new ministry is working on is a Community Garden. Like all the Kids Helping Kids projects, the gifts of food will include a gospel component such as tracts and invitations to our worship services and special events.              The kids will help plant, cultivate, and harvest a variety of vegetables. Brief lessons will be taught from God's Word that relates to planting, sowing, watering, and the harvest to make physical connections to spiritual truths. Listen to our Community Matters Interview with Ronda Shockley: [audio mp3="https://walkfm.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/River-Cities-Community-Church-7-2-2021.mp3"][/audio]   To find out more about the garden project, visit their webpage.  ...

Faith is a foundation word for our Christian heritage. It's the catalysis grace needs for salvation (Ephesians 2:8), and without out it, it is impossible to please God (Hebrews 11:6). Great Faith can bring healing, like the woman with the bleeding issue (Mark 5:34), and small amounts can move mountains (Matthew 17:20). Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1 Visible Faith beacons people to follow Christ. Our Faith, great or small, is honored by God and multiplied by His faithfulness to us. If you need a faith booster, read Hebrews 11 and see all the evidence listed on behalf of Biblical legends who were people just like you and me. Their Faith was in the very same God we serve today. He has not diminished in power nor changed in His tolerance of sin. He is faithful.   __________________________________________ Susan E. Greenwood is a wife, a mother, and...

There is a place in the Appalachian Mountains that my family and I go to frequently. One of my sons works there right now. There are several different routes you can take to get there. One has a very winding road called "The Tail of the Dragon." It is an 11-mile stretch of road with 318 curves. The first time I drove it, it was by accident. The curves were so vast that the road fell off of GPS. I kind of panicked for a second or two, but then recognized, I grew up in a state called "Mountain Mama" (WV) I've got this.  It turned into a fun drive, and I've driven that way on purpose a few more times. The only downside is that the driver doesn't get to enjoy the scenery, but the journey has a beauty of its own.  The road ahead may be new or have some...