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New Life (discussion questions)

Here are the discussion questions that accompany my message, “New Life,” which is the first part of our series “Exiles” on the book of 1 Peter. 396 more words


New Life

This past weekend at Eastbrook Church we began a new series entitled “Exiles: A Study of 1 Peter.” I launched us into the series with some background on the concept of exiles before walking through… 248 more words



by Tabatha Stirling

There are twenty-six of us, sour smelling and crippled with exhaustion after many days at sea in conditions similar to a galley slave ship after the Battle of Lepanto. 484 more words

Flash Fiction

Chapter 32 - Broken

The iron floor was rough and hot against her skin. Rachael was lying on the hard surface of the platform, aching all over. She could see sunlight, streaming in through the spaces left by two broken panes in the black glass ceiling above. 4,509 more words


The Man Who Couldn't Cry

November sneaks in on a gray and damp Sunday morning this year.  It’s one of those months that bring about mixed memories.  Some, like those from Thanksgivings from the past , are warm and fuzzy while others bring much different emotions.   252 more words


The Gifts of Exiles: Stewardship Sermon for 2015

Jeremiah 29

4 Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, to all the exiles whom I have sent into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon: 5 Build houses and live in them; plant gardens and eat what they produce. 2,247 more words


Exiles: A Study of 1 Peter

Many of us feel the tension of our life of faith with the world around us. The Apostle Peter describes this by writing to a group of early believers that they are “foreigners and exiles” in this world. 68 more words