He Is With Us!
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He Is With Us!

He Is With Us! By Diane Faison-McKinzie “Cast away from you all the transgressions that you have committed, and make yourselves a new heart and a new spirit!” (Ezekiel 18:31, ESV). This verse encourages us to make ourselves a new heart and a new spirit, and we do that by casting off our transgressions (sins),...

Outward Pain, Inward Peace
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Outward Pain, Inward Peace

Outward Pain, Inward Peace By: Brittany Dellinger C. S. Lewis once said, “God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world.” 2020 is coming to a close and we could look back over the year, littered with pains, and...

Practical Thankfulness
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Practical Thankfulness

Practical Thankfulness By Rachel Manning As Willie Nelson put it, “When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.”  With Thanksgiving approaching–the holiday of gratitude–we are constantly reminded to give thanks and count our blessings. Counting your blessings is not always easy though, as we may not want to give thanks for everything...

It’s A Gift!
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It’s A Gift!

By Diane Faison McKinzie Isn’t it wonderful, what God has given each one of us? Every person has been given a talent, and we must use our talents for the good of glorifying God. Song, dance, art, and drama are all talents that some of us are blessed to have. Each one of these talents...

The Heart and Soul of AFAA
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The Heart and Soul of AFAA

The Heart and Soul of AFAA By Chrissy Hahn, AFAA’s Office Manager Vision Statement: Our desire is to see the power of the Gospel displayed through the creativity of the arts, and to graduate students from our classes who fully understand how to honor Christ through pursuing excellence in the arts. “Getting to the heart...

Rest in Christ
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Rest in Christ

Rest in Christ By: Rachel Manning, current AFAA student As we rest this summer, it is important to remember to give ourselves time to rest in Christ as well. Matthew 11:28 says, “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” (ESV) Christ gives us a simple command,...