Celebrating “The Love Chromosome” on World Down Syndrome Day

Kirk Walden 1st Faith Leave a Comment

Our friends Derrick and Julie Tennant–brother and sister–are incredible people of faith. Julie, by the way, has Down Syndrome so on this day, we celebrate World Down Syndrome Day with her and all others who carry what Julie is blessed to call, “The Love Chromosome.” Julie is now a tee-shirt designer and you’ll be amazed at what she’s done. Take …

Sometimes It Only Takes a Story

Kirk Walden 1st Faith, Coffee With Kirk 1 Comment

“Christians need sound teaching,” I’ve been told many times. And this of course, is true. But here’s a question, “How much teaching do we need?” Without starting an argument, I’ll add this: Sitting for sound teaching is beneficial, but we must also be quicker to go and tell. Think about it; Sunday after Sunday we can go to a good church …

65 Hours

Laura Lambert 1st Faith, Laura's Place Leave a Comment

65 HOURS? I remember staring in disbelief at the instructions that came with my learner’s permit when I was 15 years old. I had to practice driving for 65 hours? It seemed like an eternity. I was reading this information as my dad drove me home from my learner’s permit test. Luckily for me, I turned 15 several months after …

I Am the Bearded Lady

Jenn Walden 1st Faith, Jenn's Place 3 Comments

The Greatest Showman My daughters could not stop talking about the hit movie, The Greatest Showman, so because they kept insisting, I bought my online ticket, some popcorn and a soda, then snuggled into my reclining seat in the theater. After spending that much money, I was hoping their enthusiasm was worth my investment. It was.  The film doesn’t disappoint. …

A Time to Fly–by Jenn Walden

Jenn Walden 1st Faith, Jenn's Place, Keeping It Real 2 Comments

A Question Sometimes, a question turns into a life-changing moment. For me, it took place when I sensed the Lord asking simply, “Do you want to learn more? Or would you rather soar?” Because I didn’t have an immediate response, I asked my daughter and husband how they would answer. Without hesitation they both responded, “I would rather soar.” I …