Pastor David Bowen offers some tips worth investing in

Invest in Family Pastor David Bowen offers some tips worth investing in. Warren Buffet is one of the richest men in America. If you could sit down with him and get some investment tips, would you? Imagine for a moment that your family is your greatest asset. If you could get some “family” investment tips, would you be interested? Here are five noteworthy ones. 1. Understand each other How many of us own the ...

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Pastor David Bowen defines the real purpose of family

What is Family? Pastor David Bowen defines the real purpose of family. When the word “family” is used, it is used as a noun and it means “a group of people who are related to each other.” However it is more than that, much more than that. We all want to belong and feel accepted. Our family should be the place where we feel the most secure. It’s where we learn to understand values. Far too often the term “fa ...

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Pastor David Bowen examines the difference between love and lust

Love Is… Pastor David Bowen examines the difference between love and lust.   What’s the difference between love and lust? That may seem like an odd question, but it’s one that needs to be understood. Love freely gives and lust seeks to take. We live in a day where families need to be able to recognize love from lust and be able to protect the values they seek. The phrase “Love is” became well known in ...

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Local child therapist Natasha Daniels offers suggestions on how to improve relationships between your children

Sibling Conflict Local child therapist Natasha Daniels offers suggestions on how to improve relationships between your children.   Love is in the air this month, but not between your children. You had envisioned many things when you decided to add more children to your family. You had images of brother and sisterly love. You imagined hours of endless giggles as your children played together. And then r ...

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Pastor David Bowen offers up a fresh perspective on New Year resolutions

A New Way  Pastor David Bowen offers up a fresh perspective on New Year resolutions.   How is a wish different from a commitment? By definition, a wish is “to have a desire for something that seems unattainable” whereas a commitment is “an agreement or pledge to do something in the future.” It’s a brand new year. I’m sure there are certain things that you wish for, but what are you committed to? How do ...

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Pastor Bowen on why it’s better to give than to receive this holiday season

A Season of Giving  Pastor Bowen on why it’s better to give than to receive this holiday season.   The boxer Sugar Ray Leonard said, “Like a lot of things in life, when you put the gloves on, it's better to give than to receive.”   Well, Sugar Ray had a different incentive for wanting to give rather than receive, but the concept has been proven true. This is the time of year where many people unde ...

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Make resolving conflicts a New Year’s resolution that you can keep

Take a Walk on the Humble Side Make resolving conflicts a New Year’s resolution that you can keep. By Kristin Caliendo New Year’s resolutions are habitual promises to lose weight, join the gym, or spend more time with the kids. This year, I challenge you to take on a new task: mending broken relationships and reestablishing meaningful connections with those around you. One way to tackle this is to take a de ...

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Pastor David Bowen talks about the purpose of Thanksgiving

Blessed To Be A Blessing  Erma Bombeck once said, “Thanksgiving dinners take 18 hours to prepare. They are consumed in 12 minutes. Half-times take 12 minutes. This is not a coincidence!” November is the time of year where we as a nation stop to celebrate a day of Thanksgiving. What is Thanksgiving? It’s not just a day to gorge yourself with terrific food It’s not just a day to mark “football” or “shopping” ...

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It’s time to reap the benefits of being a family, says Pastor David Bowen

Harvest Time  It’s time to reap the benefits of being a family, says Pastor David Bowen.   Finally, it’s fall. To many, fall is best known as harvest time—the time “to gather” and “to reap.” It’s a word mostly used to describe the gathering of crops, however, there are harvest times for families as well. They can gather, and reap the benefits of being a family. There was a day when families did everyth ...

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Pastor David Bowen explores how many households are like yours

The Average American Family Pastor David Bowen explores how many households are like yours.   In 2014, there was a total of 81.35 million families living in the United States, which is almost double the 45 million families in 1960. Today’s families come in all shapes and sizes, so what does the typical American family look like? That’s not an easy question to answer, since it can be argued that there’s ...

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