3-26-17 Do you ever have one of those days when you wake up late, the dog refuses to do his business as you’re walking him, and you leave your lunch on the counter in a rush to make it to work on time? Then it seems like the world fights against you allContinue reading “Our Advocate”
1-15-17 House church was a foreign concept for me until a couple years ago. I had heard such a thing mentioned in passing, but we have buildings for that in my time and place. I’d never attended a house church service before we hosted our first one. Home Bible studies, sure, but not this. MaybeContinue reading “30 Tips for Hosting House Church”
12-11-16 Honesty time. I spend a lot of time planning. A to-do list ranked in order of importance with multi-colored highlights calms my mind. Scary, I know. Sometimes I get bogged down in the what-ifs and maybe-it-wills. Then today, I saw a verse in a new way.
12-4-16 Yesterday Mark and I were driving in the county over from where we live. The road was particularly narrow and windy, even for our area. The mountain’s sheer drop off inches from the pavement on one side had him clenching the steering wheel with both hands and me gripping the passenger door’s hand rest. And there were noContinue reading “Guardrails”
10-30-16 This past week I was blessed to go on vacation with my family. It was the first time I had been to Hilton Head Island, and it was wonderful. Even though there was still obvious devastation from Hurricane Matthew, the area is absolutely beautiful. Being at the beach it is so easy to feelContinue reading “Nature Proclaims His Glory”
10-2-16 Against my better judgment, I went grocery shopping Friday after work. I love people, but I do not enjoy crowds. At all. Especially when I’m in a hurry. But in the interest of eating, I did it anyway.
9-18-16 The Christian life is hard. It’s a wonderful life, and as Christians we are spared a lot of trouble and heartache, but it’s still not easy. Sometimes it’s downright frustrating. When people around us seem to be carefree, maybe we wonder how it’s fair that we have it harder. After all, we give upContinue reading “It’s a Marathon”
9-11-16 It was 15 years ago. One of the darkest days in the history of our country. Every year I think back to that day. Where I was, what I was doing. The person I was before. I know many others do too, and Lord willing, we always will.
9-4-16 Politics. Election. Party. Candidate. What just happened? Maybe your heart rate sped up and your palms got sweaty. I know mine do when I think about November. Now, this is in no way an endorsement of a party or candidate. If you want to discuss those, I have nothing against it, but that isn’tContinue reading “Politics and Priorities”
8-14-16 Job’s friends suggested his life was shattered because of sin. Sometimes people think that following God provides some sort of immunity against problems. Which can lead to the thought that when people suffer it’s their fault. Let’s look at that.