Did you notice how so many people were decisively ready to move out of 2016? Were you one of them? Some called it the worst year ever. Countless disastrous things happened within the last 365 days. The year was filled with contempt, distrust and agony. Yea, that sounds like a lot of years we’ve known before, but this one seemed different, more widespread. I’m not sure why that is. Perhaps you can blame it on cable news or our attachment to social media. Doesn’t Genesis 6:6 say God was sorry that he…read more
The big, scary monster that was Election 2016 is no more! You just Amen-ed, didn’t you? This past Sunday our church observed All Saints Sunday. One of the readings for that service was from Daniel 7, his dream of the four beasts. Of the dream, Daniel says, “my spirit was troubled within me, and the visions of my head terrified me.” Seeing how this was the Sunday before Election Tuesday, I noticed how easy it was for all of us to relate to how Daniel felt. So many of us have worried…read more
“Others say what they want about you. Remember that what God has already said about you is what matters most: you are God’s delight.”
What you give to & how you give for others when you don’t think you have enough is a true sign of the kind of faith you have.
You can’t always make a change, but you can always make a difference (Luke 19:7-10). This is the message that came to me after I learned I’d be moving churches this year. You see, there are things at my current church I know need to change. These are things that would catapult the members into fruitful ministry. Some of them would entail major changes to the way the church thinks and acts. Others would be minor changes that we would all look at and say, “Oh, I can do that.” And they’re all…read more
Stop making room for God. Fill your heart & mind with God first and then make room for other things.