My heart is heavy. It pains me to see arguing and division in the church. Paul, in 1 Corinthians 11:17-19, said, “But in the following instructions, I cannot praise you, For it sounds as if more harm than good is done when you meet together. First, I hear that there are divisions among you when… Continue reading A Word Against Quarreling and Division
When it feels like I’m losing every friend I’ve got When I don’t know who I am, and who I’m not When I start to let the world’s cares push me down When it seems that no one else wants me around There you are. When my chest feels tight and I can barely breathe… Continue reading There You Are
Way down the road There’s a house on a hill It stands proudly and majestically. With its shingles and brick And a wrap around porch It looks so inviting to me. I drive past it often To just take a look, And time after time I have tried To convince myself To work up the… Continue reading From House to Home
I want to tell you a little about my church family. Last night, we pulled up to the church building, and as we were walking in, our friend (and one of the ministers) Daniel was walking out. He corralled us and let us know that several of the youth had been in a bad car… Continue reading Church is Family
Thoughts from yesterday’s communion discussion prompt.
My friend and I were talking one morning about how hard it seems to reads children in this age. The access they have to worldliness at such young ages. Friends with games and social media and videos that I don’t necessarily approve of. And it’s not even something that I can point out, “This is… Continue reading Train Them Up
Around this time last year, our family took a trip to the beach. We had a really fun and relaxing trip with some friends. Our last morning there, I took a walk to the shore by myself to enjoy the sunrise and take some pictures. As I was walking back to the beach house, I… Continue reading Perfect?
Looking through my Facebook memories today, this popped up that I had shared a couple of years ago. I thought it would be good to share here. “All I’ve ever wanted is to love like Jesus. I just want to be there for people. To help people. Even people that hate me, I would help… Continue reading Love Like Jesus
I tackled a little bit bigger chunk than normal today, doing the first 13 verses of chapter 2, but it all ties together. We should treat all people with love, grace, mercy. WE CANNOT discriminate based on finances, looks, gender, lifestyle, heritage, whatever. We are to love all, and base our judgment, for lack of… Continue reading James – pt. 8
James 1:19 tells us we should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. So many lessons done on this verse! And so many people still can’t figure it out. So many people don’t listen. We only give the other person an allotted time to speak, all the while not taking… Continue reading James – pt. 5