Allison Gibson: Blog Posts

A Reminder from Paul and the Book of Romans

By |2020-06-03T19:36:00-04:00June 3, 2020|Allison Gibson: Blog Posts|

During these difficult and divided times, I thought that the apostle Paul would say things better than me:

"I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.  Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

"For by the grace given [...]

A Little Bit of Hope

By |2020-04-22T20:02:11-04:00April 22, 2020|Allison Gibson: Blog Posts|

There's a lot of depressing news circulating around right now.  I'm not here to tell you that the situation in the world is good, nor will I attempt to diminish the true hardships that many people all over the world are enduring.  However, it is times like these when it is vitally important that we, as believers in Jesus, remind ourselves of what we have to look forward to.  I myself have been reminded of these things in recent weeks, so I thought I would [...]

The Idolatry of Security

By |2020-03-25T20:45:31-04:00March 25, 2020|Allison Gibson: Blog Posts|

We live in interesting times.  Coronavirus is ubiquitous, but the fear associated with it has spread even faster than the virus itself.  I'm someone who has not personally been affected much by the pandemic, so I've had an opportunity, almost as a neutral third-party observer, to watch what that type of fear does to people.  I won't go into the details here about panic-buying and toilet paper fights.  But as I've watched this situation unfold, one question has stood out to me.  Where does this [...]

The Buddy System

By |2020-02-24T20:52:00-05:00February 24, 2020|Allison Gibson: Blog Posts|

It seems like God probably knew what He was doing when He created humans.  He created us in His image, which means that, at our core, we are relational beings, and that interacting with other people is vital to our very survival.  The further I go on this missions and support raising journey, the more evident this idea becomes.

I cannot possibly hope to accomplish anything in this ministry without a community of faithful supporters.  As I've gone through this process, I've come to enjoy the [...]

Working in the Waiting

By |2020-01-03T18:05:11-05:00January 3, 2020|Allison Gibson: Blog Posts|

Waiting for God to work is not like waiting for the bus.  When you wait for the bus, you know when it will arrive (or at least when it should arrive), and all you need to do to prepare for it is sit at the bus stop and wait.  Waiting for the bus requires no work, no personal growth, no deeper understanding of the bus schedule, just a simple faith that the bus will arrive when it says that it will.

Waiting for God to work [...]

Gratitude Means Remembering

By |2019-11-27T19:44:38-05:00November 27, 2019|Allison Gibson: Blog Posts|

In Joshua chapter 4, as the people of Israel are crossing the Jordan River into the promised land, God instructs them to place twelve stones by the river where they crossed to commemorate the event, so that the story of what God had done would be told to future generations.  In a way, all of Scripture functions as a monument to the character and works of God.  As we read, we are compelled to remember the ways that He has worked in the past, and [...]

Why KidZ at Heart?

By |2019-11-20T20:05:25-05:00November 20, 2019|Allison Gibson: Blog Posts|

I’ve never had a particular desire to go into children’s ministry, so it was surprising to everyone (especially me) that the ministry that I ended up joining has children’s ministry training as its primary focus.  Beyond the basic appeal of doing video and internet work that I find enjoyable, there were a few things about KidZ at Heart as an organization that made me excited about it.

Initially, I remembered my own upbringing in a Christian home, and [...]