Entries by Jenna Jordan

Prejudiced Hearts and the Mountain of Racism

On Wednesday, October 26th, Mercy Hill held its “Living Room Conversations: A Gospel-centered Conversation on Race” between a panel of pastors, staff, and church members of varied backgrounds. This post is a part of our Continuing the Conversation blog series that seeks to keep Mercy Hill thinking and talking about issues of race. So, I’m […]

So I Want to Fast? What Do I Do Now?

Fasting is a period of intentional and focused prayer. It is so focused that we abandon need for physical nourishment. Have you ever been so engrossed in work or school that you forgot to eat? In a similar way, fasting is focusing so severely on God and his Kingdom that we intentionally go without food. […]

Why Does God Require That I Be Generous?

Every now and then when we have friends come over to our house, my four-year-old will have a particularly hard time sharing certain toys. She claims the toy is “special to her” and struggles to let go. By God’s grace, it seems as though the older she gets the more generous she becomes in releasing […]

Teaching Your Kids Generosity

Last week I came home from a white elephant Christmas party with one of those obnoxious, ball-popping push toys. My sons had one already, but I figured a second one would cut back on their sharing squabbles. I showed the popper to my two-year-old and said, “Look. Now you and your brother have two.” He […]

Grace Alive, 55, and the Mission Refreshed

Sunday was powerful! Baptism Sundays usually are. On those days, we get to see people who have gone from death to life enter the water and proclaim their new life to the world. That is always special. Thinking about how many people have made that proclamation over the last few years at Mercy Hill is […]

5 Reasons you should do City Project this Summer

Summers while in college are a beautiful thing. You could do just about anything you wanted. I want to challenge you to give Mercy Hill College one summer of your collegiate career. We can do in one summer what normally takes four years or more. Here are five reasons you should do it this summer. […]

What Is Your Perfect Christmas?

What do you think of when you think of Christmas? Is there a specific moment in time that comes to mind when you reminisce on the perfect Christmas? For me, I have a distinct memory of riding in the back of my parents’ car and arriving on the snow-lined streets of my grandparents’ house in […]

Are You Writing Checks that Hurt?

Jesus looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the offering box, and he saw a poor widow put in two small copper coins. And he said, “Truly, I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all of them. For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out […]

All Lives Matter or Black Lives Matter?

On Wednesday, October 26th, Mercy Hill held its “Living Room Conversations: A Gospel-centered Conversation on Race” between a panel of pastors, staff, and church members of varied backgrounds. This post is a part of our Continuing the Conversation blog series that seeks to keep Mercy Hill thinking and talking about issues of race. Recently our […]

3 Reasons I’m Moving to Orlando

Over the past several weeks, as I make plans to pick up my life and move to Orlando this coming summer, I’ve continually been confronted with the question, “Why Orlando?” For me, there is not just one answer to this question. Here are the top three reasons I have decided to become a part of […]