I was reading Psalm 103 this morning and was struck by King David's words of gratitude for the goodness of God following a period of sin and repentance. Let all that I am praise the Lord; with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name. Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget … Continue reading The Impact of Gratitude
On Sunday, Pastor Will challenged us to open ourselves up to the power of the Holy Spirit to give us boldness in sharing our faith. What exactly is our role in this process? 1 Peter 3:15-16 says, “If someone asks about your hope as a believer, always be ready to explain it. But do this … Continue reading Your Story…
I remember days gone by, where my son would crawl up on a chair or sofa, jump off into my arms. He would crawl back up over and over again, squealing joyfully... Do it again Daddy! Do it again! When I was a freshman in college, I went off to Bible college, wild-eyed and ready … Continue reading Do it again…
Sunday night, we kicked off a brand new, two week Christmas series with your students. "Christmas in Disguise" is designed to talk about the stuff we don't often talk about around the holidays - the messy stuff. It is all about those awkward moments that don't feel much like the hope and joy that Jesus … Continue reading Christmas in Disguise: Week 1
For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened. “You fathers—if your children ask for a fish, do you give them a snake instead? Or if they ask for an egg, do you give them a scorpion? Of course not! So if you sinful people know how to give … Continue reading Good Gifts
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5Ifd4j81OM I am a fan of AT&T's current ad campaign. Who doesn't love kids saying hilarious things on TV? The newest commercial began airing recently and I found it less funny yet more profound. Maybe unintentionally AT&T is onto something here with our New Year's Revolutions. Several years ago, I jumped on board with my … Continue reading One Word for 2014
Have you ever been in a situation where you know the next move you are supposed to make but you are waiting on timing? You're living in the balance of waiting on God and stepping out in faith. I've been there. I am currently there. Honestly, I don't have the answers. As a matter of … Continue reading Is it planning or worry?