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Blessings Through Action (BTA) has been blessed with Alysa Evenson’s insight and energy almost from the very beginning. She relayed the following delicious “tidbit” of a Soul Snack not long ago and I am happy to pass it along: “A guest pastor was recently...

In 1492 Columbus Sailed the Ocean Blue

We all know the tune. “In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue…” sung by school children for generations when learning about the discovery of America. Christopher Columbus has fallen out of favor of late in the cold glare of political correctness and the realistic...

Old Friends

I heard an old Simon and Garfunkel song on the oldies radio station the other day. Old Friends. It is an autobiographical song about the songster’s friendship- projecting what it would look like many years down the road, “sitting on a park bench like...

The Road Home from Trauma

PTSD inducing trauma is not exclusively tied to any one job description, military conflict or particular event. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD, is real and carries serious mental health repercussions, affecting first responders, military personnel or anyone...

Pantomime

As we go through this life, often we never know what is hiding behind someone’s happy face. Sometimes it is unspeakable pain and sometimes it is unheralded bravery. As Believers, we can understand that this is part of the purpose of showing the love of Jesus to...