Peace to a chaotic world

I guess you could call me a disciple of RVL. I’ve made use all of his That the World May Know studies either in church or for personal study. Multiple times, too. His approach to reading scripture, which I know is not unique to him, changed completely both the way I read the Bible and the love I have for God’s word. This weekend, Gloria and are attending a seminar he is hosting. This will…..

Everything’s a fight

Most of what we argue about is more important to us than it is to God. Not that there aren’t issues that might be important to the Lord. I just don’t think we’ve figured most of those out. Let’s be honest, how much of what we argue about is more important to us than God? Sometimes we don’t even know when the original argument ended. Hatfield vs. McCoy. We’re just used to being against each…..

The gift

This weekend we had our youth group over at our house. We did all the things we would normally do at youth group. Silly game. Snacks. Coffee, too. Prayer and Bible study. Right before our Bible study and prayer, I put a gift bag on the table where we were all gathered. It was a red, shiny Christmas bag Santa brought Nathan last year. I told the group that everyone was responsible for giving everyone…..

I am a child of God

This song was offered at the conclusion of my sermon this weekend. We had spoken about the prodigal son and his brother. More or less, the message was that some people don’t want to accept you because they remember what you used to be. God still calls you beloved, even though others don’t! Oh, and the short one on the left is Ashlei! Stay blessed…john

Yes, I cried

Y’all, I teared up. I can’t recall the last time I felt this affirmed about the ministry God has given me!¬†Out of the blue, unnecessarily, I received 2 words of encouragement and affirmation yesterday. They were unrelated comments and given by two totally different people. I usually struggle with compliments. Many of you know that. But I received those words as true affirmation. I didn’t think too much about it afterwards. Then! I’ve cried in…..