What is Lent?

By James Lambert  Tidings  February 2020 

  WHAT IS LENT? - by Rev. James Lambert Lent is a period of 40 days, not counting Sundays, beginning on Ash Wednesday and leading up to the celebration of Jesus’ Resurrection on Easter Sunday. The word comes from an Old English word...

Living It! A 'how to" for praying the Lord's Prayer

By Cheryl Steffen and Mary Ann Smith  Tidings  January 2020 

With excerpts from Living the Lord's Prayer by Daniel Timms and The Disciplines of the Christian Life by Eric Liddell.      At the beginning of the paragraph of the Lord's Prayer in Matthew 6:7-8, there is an instruction for us...

Let's Keep Pouring

By Lisa Witcher  Tidings  January 2020 

Braids secured Avery's sandy brown hair back from her face. Her long legs led this wisp of a girl into Asbury's library where the noises from Vacation Bible School filled the corridor outside and bubbled over our conversation.  Avery...

Kingdom of God Marriage

By John and Tracy Leak  Tidings  January 2020 

Our “Kingdom of God Marriage” came from buying into what Pastor Tom preaches about when talking of the two kingdoms of life. Working each day to live for God and not ourselves has strengthened our marriage and faith. Becoming plugged...

Fighting Leukemia Twice

By Kirk Nellis  Tidings  January 2020 

In June of 2010, a lifelong buddy of mine and I turned 60. As we were admiring our successful business careers it became apparent that it was not the case for our physical appearance. A pact was made that day to start exercising daily to regain...

Cherished and Loved

By Haley Kurth  Tidings  January 2020 

2017 is the year I was adopted. Before I was adopted, my life was very hectic. I was very afraid and all alone. Both of my parents left me behind; they gave up on everything. My mother raised me since the day I was born. She decided men were more...

Looking at Pics to Get My Kicks

By Jim Asbury  Tidings  January 2020 

God is all about second chances. He takes our broken parts and uses them to glorify and honor Him, not us. My story is one where I followed the kingdom of self instead of the kingdom of God. My cardboard testimony ,“Looking at pics to get...

You Can’t Outgive God

By Sara and Matt Rogers  Tidings  January 2020 

Sacrificial giving. It sounds, like you have to sacrifice something – to give up something. And the concept of sacrifice or doing without is foreign to most of us, right? In this selfie-driven, social media culture, life can easily revolve...

SPEAK UP!

By Tom Harrison  Tidings  January 2020 

When someone unites in membership vows with Asbury and they have never been a church member, we ask two basic questions. The first is about their relationship with Jesus. We ask if they trust in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. The second...

Be Like a Child to Come Unto Me

By Tracy LeGrand  Tidings  December 2019 

Lennox Williamson, the eldest child of longtime Asbury members Josh and Becky Williamson, doesn't think of herself as extraordinary as she goes about her days, looking out for her siblings and thriving in both her family home and her church...

A Leap of Extraordinary Faith

By Rob Loeber  Tidings  December 2019 

Sheryl Martin approached the decision the same way she had faced every major decision in her life.  She prayed.  As soon as Sheryl learned about the "Better Together" campaign, she knew she was going to participate. The only...