Yesterday was 9/11... a day that stirs emotions in all of us (or at least it should). We ask why, yet deep inside we know.Read More
Contentment without Complacency
As a Christian can we be content without being complacent?
We have allowed our society to take away our ability to be content. How you may ask? The enemy of our souls, the Devil (who is real, not just a figure of speech) wants to steal kill and destroy Gods creation, any way he can. We were created by God in His image for His glory. Technology and a sense of entitlement have fed our pride in such a way that we want what we want and we want it now. I first noticed this with looking at my own parents and grand parents. They had nice cars, house, big people toys, went traveling. Those things they had because they worked hard and held steady. Why can’t I have all that now? We can have it ALL now… we just need to take things out of Gods hands and go into debt…Read More
Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.
In our world some people tend to go negative, to thrive on misery and sharing that misery with everyone they can. Misery is being in distress, or discomfort in mind and or body. Although they go negative, there is a strong desire to have comfort, and do physically possible to make themselves comfortable. Peace is the most sought after experience, more than power, social status, fame or even money. Peace-is not just the opposite of misery, but the cure for it. Peace is quiet, stillness, tranquility, it is freedom from disturbance. The world tries to achieve peace and peace is mentioned in the KJV of the Bible 429 times. The only way we can find true peace is through Jesus. According to Isaiah 9:6 He is the Prince of Peace!Read More
Ezra: The 15th book of the Old Testament.
Sometimes we tend to dismiss the Old Testament. But it is just as valid and important as the New Testament. We started our Sunday night study focusing on the importance of ALL of Gods word as we dive into Ezra and Nehemiah.
2 Timothy 3:16-17
All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.Read More
Have you ever had one of those weeks? You know where you start out great, you are in the word, your perspective is correct, you understand your purpose in life... and then Whammy... life hits you right between the eyes. It seems that you get hit from every direction. It’s like stubbing your toe on the chair leg, then while hopping on one foot holding the wounded foot, you bash your shin into the coffee table and fall over hitting your head on the TV stand smacking your elbow on the end table on the way down...Read More
Are you weary?
Life as a Christian can be a challenge, but I would not want to do life with out Jesus. I have been waking up singing “O Come to the Altar” by Elevation Worship. A couple weeks ago I helped a dear family friend and her dad load up a moving truck as she is off on a great new adventure in Arkansas.Read More
2 Corinthians 3:16-17 (NIV)
Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
4th of July!
On July 4th 1776, thirteen colonies claimed their independence from England and eventually became the United States. The first readings of the Declaration were in Philadelphia at Independence square. Bells were rung and music was played. The next year they celebrated with bonfires, bells and fireworks. And the fire works and music continue today. Bringing unity across all beliefs, races and political standings for a day.Read More
Gods word is more than a good book to read. It’s the key to direction for our daily lives.
2 Timothy 2:15
Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.
We live in a fast paced world and even though we have a desire to be in Gods Word and strengthen our relationship with Him, we don’t take the time. I want to encourage you to be known as a genuine believer is Christ. It starts by surrendering your whole life to God.Read More
Celebrate good times, come on!
We all have things we celebrate. Birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, accomplishments. The Bible has feasts and celebrations from Genesis to Revelation. Passover, Feast of Unleavened Bread, Feast of First Fruit, Pentecost, etc… Gods people have celebrated victories over their enemies and Gods provision.Read More