Falling Limbs and Toadstools

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Falling Limbs and Toadstools
September 22, 2019 Grace ccmadmin

by:  Cris Corzine-McCloskey My parents just had a tree removed.  I liked it and was sad to see it go. However, limbs had started falling off. Some of them dangerously close to their home. Then, Mom saw toadstools around the tree, and they knew it had to go.  Despite how it looked on the outside,

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Let’s Talk About Addiction
September 15, 2019 Grace ccmadmin

by:  Cris Corzine-McCloskey When I was incarcerated, I used to think about how far I would have had to go back in time to change my course so I wouldn’t have ended up in prison. I figured out my problems first started in childhood when I was molested because, by my early teens, I started

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The Gospel Truth About Failure
September 8, 2019 Grace ccmadmin

by:  Cris Corzine-McCloskey I am in a season right now where I feel I have made some foolish investments with people and finances. Right now, it’s tempting to begin thinking “mistake,” “failure,” or “I won’t ever trust anyone again.” I am so grateful for the Word of God because when I examine my “mistakes” through

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My Fig-Leaves
September 3, 2019 Grace ccmadmin

by:  Cris Corzine-McCloskey I recently ran into a friend I hadn’t seen since high-school. She looked fabulous! Even more beautiful than when we were kids. As we chatted, I felt another old “friend” creeping up; my high school insecurities. Looking at her made me feel fat, frumpy, and old. Moreover, it was a Sunday I

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What Sammie Doesn’t Know
August 25, 2019 Grace ccmadmin

by:  Cris Corzine- McCloskey I have a little white Shih Tzu named Sammie, who spends her days looking out our picture window. She’s bored with what goes on inside the house but finds the world outside very enticing. She yearns to chase the birds, squirrels, and cars that go by. She also wants to chase

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What if Elijah had been on Instagram?
August 17, 2019 Grace ccmadmin

by:  Cris Corzine-McCloskey This week Christian news has been full of the story of Marty Sampson. Marty has been a songwriter/worship leader for Australia’s Megachurch, Hillsong United for years. He recently resigned his position citing a crisis of faith and has been chronicling his doubts on Instagram. This has caused a wave of controversy. Now

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My Rescue Story
August 11, 2019 Grace ccmadmin

by, Cris Corzine-McCloskey It’s my 14th birthday! Fourteen years ago, I asked Jesus into my heart. I wish I had done it sooner. All those wasted years make me sad. Sure, I had heard about Jesus, but I didn’t know the whole story. I was told about Heaven, Hell, and a rapture. Basically, I heard

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The Power of an Acorn
August 5, 2019 Grace ccmadmin

by:  Cris Corzine-McCloskey Bill Johnson said, sometimes we pray for a miracle the size of a mighty oak and God hands us an acorn. In frustration, we often reject the acorn. After all, we wanted a miracle; we didn’t want the seed. But we fail to realize is there is immense power held in that

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The Saga of the Stinky Swamp
July 29, 2019 Grace ccmadmin

by:  Cris Corzine-McCloskey There is a pond in the backyard at Caring Counseling Ministries. The first time I viewed the property, the pond was serene and lovely, and it had a little boat dock. I envisioned children fishing off the shore with cane poles, and I was ready to make an offer. Less than a

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That Ain’t Nunya Business!
July 21, 2019 Grace ccmadmin

by:  Cris Corzine-McCloskey Last week we talked about the value of saying no and setting healthy boundaries as a form of stress reduction. But learning to say no is only the first step. If you want a genuinely stress free life, you have to learn to mind your own business. With my career, I think

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