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
Category: Christianity & The Church
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
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,
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
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
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
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
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!!!!
Ok….I have a pet peeve and here it is: We are deep in the Christmas season with only two more weeks until the big day and that means…..social media posts about saying “Merry Christmas vs. Happy Holidays” and taking “Christ” out of Christmas, etc. And although I get the motivation behind the posts, I do not stand in defense of them
The day was marked in time. The moment planned from the foundation of the world. “Behold, the Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world!” John’s words rang from eternity and into the hearing of all those surrounding his revelation of Jesus Christ at the Jordan. [John 1: 29-32]
It’s been said, music is the universal language. I don’t know who coined the phrase, but it appears to carry a lot of truth! Artists can travel around the world singing to those who don’t speak their language and still be just as powerful as they are in their native land. Why? Because song has power!