Let’s Not Pray for What We Deserve

Originally written for the Illinois Family Institute, an organization worthy of your prayers and support.   by Rev. James M. McDonald There is no doubt about it, many of us are hoping that 2016 will bring real change. Remembering back to the mantras of 2008, there were those who were anticipating “hope and change.” However, Read more about Let’s Not Pray for What We Deserve[…]

Affirmations on Marriage and Sexuality

We, the Session of Providence Church, have undertaken a study on the topic of the marriage and sexuality, considering the resulting implications of this institution on our church and our families. A summary of this is presented below in a series of affirmations, followed by a series of resolutions. It is our prayer these affirmations Read more about Affirmations on Marriage and Sexuality[…]

Standing for the Right to Live

Psalm 139:13-16: For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well. My frame was not hidden from You, when I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the Read more about Standing for the Right to Live[…]

Seven Billion People: A Curse or a Blessing?

Just after midnight on October 31, 2011, Danica May Camacho was born in the Philippines. This young one was given the title of the earth’s 7,000,000,000th inhabitant. For the first time ever, the population of the earth is now estimated at seven billion people. For some, the news of this milestone is not a reason Read more about Seven Billion People: A Curse or a Blessing?[…]

Affirmations on the Nations of Men

We, the Session of Providence Church, have undertaken a study on the topic of the nations of men and the resulting implications of these nations on our church and our families. This study is presented below in a series of affirmations. It is our prayer that these affirmations will help us work through this topic Read more about Affirmations on the Nations of Men[…]