Throughout the week, over breakfast, we try to engage and encourage our kids' faith in Christ. They are young but smart enough to learn deeper truths of the gospel. Below is a guide that I have developed from the Westminster Shorter Catechism that I have found to be helpful in my home for my kids and their stage of life. It is not exhaustive by any means, but I hope thi...Keep Reading
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By the time that Mary gave birth, hope in God’s promises for forgiveness and deliverance from the empire had reached a fever pitch. Some were looking for a beneficent dictator. Others expected a high-profile miracle worker. Others hoped that a famous prophet like Elijah had come with a spectacular message....
That first Christmas; all eyes were on Augustus, the cynical Caesar who demanded a census so as to determine a measurement to increase taxes even further. At that time who was interested in a young couple making an eighty-mile trip south from Nazareth? ...
USA Today, did a special on Gertrude Weaver. She was born in 1898, making her the oldest woman in the world. She is from the good ole south, Arkansas. At 117 years old you could say she watched the world change. She was alive before there was the Ford automobile, she was alive before there was a Hitler or a man on the moon. She was there to see the world change. Think about God, theologically. He created the world and changed the world. He is eternal; he is before age. He cannot be numbered nor counted....
"Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the worldthe desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of lifeis not from the Father but is from the world." - (1 John 2:15-16) Recently, I read an incredible book given to me by a dear friend and church member of our...Keep Reading
"Quite simply, there are no limits: our neighbor is defined very widely, and it does not matter if she is merely poor, nor destitute, nor that he is of questionable morals, nor even that the neighbor in need brought his condition upon himself through poor decisions." -Jonathan Edwards, 18th Century Theologian Last Sunday, we continued in our UNITED series from the boo...Keep Reading
I am so grateful for this song! Ian, my partner in ministry and our worship pastor, took a real life story from my family's own foster care experience, wrote a song based on it, and performed it live on Saturday to more than 200 people. It was a truly a touching moment for us all who were present. I had not heard this song until that moment. It blessed us all. Although t...Keep Reading