This issue of Beyond the Gates is ushering in the change of seasons. We can feel it in the air and see it in the green of our grass. For many of us, we are planning gatherings and celebrations, some elegant, while others are simple, with family drawn to the table for prayer and feasting. However, some in our community do not look forward to this time of year. This season of life may be sorrowful, bring to mind a loss or separation that is difficult to carry, or be deeply challenging. Know that you are not alone, and as you flip through these pages, we hope you will find a peace that transcends all understanding. 
The purpose of Beyond the Gates magazine is to celebrate the life that we are given and bring hope to the hurting. We share stories of hope, peace, and triumph over tragedy. We celebrate the good that is being done all around us. These stories come from people in our own neighborhoods. They might even live right next door to you. The team of Beyond the Gates wants to serve as a source of encouragement to all who read through the pages. It is our intent that each person who reads its content will find joy in the moment, or courage for the fight they are facing. Above all, we pray that each reader sees the light and truth of Jesus in these pages. While it isn’t possible for us to speak to each of you directly, we pray that the words here speak to your heart and lift your spirits. 
“And the peace of God,which transcends all understanding,will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” 
– Philippians 4:7 (NIV)

Be encouraged. Remember, always keep your faith; prayers work and miracles really do happen.


Journey with us as we take a fresh new approach to information delivery in a uniquely-packaged magazine, Beyond the Gates.
We will infuse readers with
HOPE, INSPIRATION, ENCOURAGEMENT and INFORMATION inspired by ordinary people doing extraordinary things within our community.