Category: Christianity & The Church
I can hear the waves sweetly crashing on the shore as Jesus sat with his disciples that morning by the fire.
I love winter. I revel in the stillness and find solace in the quiet. All of life seems to slow done, except maybe during the Christmas holidays where it can get pretty crazy in everyone’s house. But even then, there is a return to simplicity, joy and rest. A season of anticipation, a gathering of hearts and memories around times gone by. And a … Read More Christmas Wonder
Ten Things Worship Leaders Should Exhibit If They’re Going To Lead Well…That Have Nothing To Do With Music.
This week while studying God’s Word, the Lord brought me to 1 Thessalonians chapter two to an amazing portion of scripture where Paul was talking about his conduct among the believers and those he led and did life with. He was entrusted with the Gospel to bring it to them and he began to talk about his conduct in that trust with them and … Read More Ten Things Worship Leaders Should Exhibit If They’re Going To Lead Well…That Have Nothing To Do With Music.
Father. Son. Holy Spirit. Three in One. God is One. Father and Son. Not employer and employee. Not teacher and student. Not president, or prime minister, or dictator. But Father and Son! So profound that the Godhead is identified as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. A truth we rarely even notice. Holy Spirit is Comforter, Counselor, Spirit of Grace and Spirit of Truth. How can … Read More Love’s Key That Can Open the Door of Your Heart
des·o·late adjective adjective: desolate 1. (of a place) deserted of people and in a state of bleak and dismal emptiness. It seems that God might be partial to the desolate places. After all, great men of God were led there; Moses. Joseph. John the Baptist. And even Jesus. They were all led into the wilderness for testing and preparation to be used mightily by God.
My hope was renewed today as I looked out over a congregation of believers from the choir loft! “What Love is This”, by Kari Jobe had just been ministered by our Performing Arts department and I’d venture to say there wasn’t a dry eye in the house, including mine. I pondered the morning’s events in my heart. This was my first time singing in choir … Read More The Church is Alive & Well!
Faith shapes us all. Whether we believe in the existence of God or not, we still have beliefs or personal creeds we live by. And those beliefs shape our lives. They motivate our behavior, the dreams we dream and ultimately the lives we live. Personal beliefs come from our culture, the environments we are raised in and life experiences and when these are our sources, those … Read More Do you have a “True North” and What is it?
Why do we allow what has happened to us to become our identity? We drown in the failure of others to affirm or love us as we constantly struggle with the truth that we are loved and accepted by God. Unable to assimilate that His approval is the only approval that matters. We let our past, our failures and mistakes dictate our present and future and they drown out the … Read More Identity in Christ; It’s More Than Security, It’s Ownership!
In this video I will share some thoughts on what I call the Christmas wars and encourage us not to lose the meaning of the weight of words that mean LIFE to us. It’s time to celebrate Christmas again!!!!