Loving people with the heart of Christ in the heart of Wabash.

Philippians 2:3-5


Unless You Become Like a Child

This summer, Omran Daqneesh became known simply as the Syrian Boy. Dazed, covered with dirt and blood, the five-year-old sat in an ambulance after an airstrike to his hometown of Aleppo. Omran gave the world a face to remember as people tried to come to terms with the horrific Syrian civil [...]

God of Wonders

What are the family stories that have shaped you?  Our stories are like the glasses through which we see the world. Mine are the tales of mission work in the Far East in the 1950s and 60s, or that of Postwar America with 5 kids around the dinner table, like [...]

A Word to the Crushed

Can you imagine becoming king when you were eight years old? What second grader do you know who accepts responsibility for their own actions, let alone is ready to accept responsibility for an entire kingdom? Intrigued as I am by Josiah’s early years as king, the moment that captures my [...]

Finding What You’re Not Looking For

The Kingdom of Heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. (Matthew 13:44) Might I discover something profound in the messes? This is a question I often [...]

When Jesus Says “No”

It must have been hard, returning home. Everyone knew what his life had been like for the past several years. Living in a cemetery would do that, I suppose.  Tattered clothes. Anguished screams. I imagine he dared not dwell on the things he might have done that had been out [...]

I Must Change

A Scottish village of about 8,500 residents has been in the world’s spotlight twice in the past 20 years. Dunblane has become famous as the hometown of Andy Murray, currently ranked #2 in men’s tennis. Recently Murray won the prestigious Queen’s Club Championship—an important annual warm-up tournament for Wimbledon—for a [...]

The “With God” Life

One word that would easily describe the value technology adds these days is integration. The technology we use is engineered to flow together in seamless integration….in theory!  Our phones pair with our cars, instantly transforming our vehicles into mobile data supercenters—I don’t know about you, but I just want mine [...]

Moment by Moment

It was during our first season of Community Meals that I watched my daughter become comfortable with the people of WPC. Sure, we had seen everyone on Sunday mornings at worship, but something about the casual environment on Wednesday nights freed her to not just wave to you, but begin [...]

God’s Leaders

“Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature… For the Lord sees not as mortals see; they look on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.” (1 Samuel 16:7) What does it take to be a leader? Heading into this November’s Presidential [...]

Recapturing Godly Imagination

Families in the Bible aren’t so different from the families of today. There were single families, blended families, widows, singles, multi-generational homes, and adoptions. They had fights, disagreements, and misunderstandings. And many times, these families were messy. But can we learn something from them that can encourage and strengthen us [...]


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