“Nehemiah said, “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.” (Nehemiah 8:10) “Knock, Knock” I don’t really have a knock knock joke for you today. I just wanted … Continue reading LOL
“what we have seen and heard we proclaim to you also, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ.” (1 John 1:3) I am admittedly a huge baseball fan. Beyond the end of winter and the warmer weather, I think … Continue reading Cheating Yourself?
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; 6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.” (Proverbs 3:5-6 NKJV) If you listened closely, you may have heard to collective groans go across Central Ohio yesterday evening. One was from any University of Kentucky Fans watching … Continue reading Trust Issues
“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” (Hebrews 11:1) Well, we finally made it. Today my calendar tells me what is an undisputed fact. As I write this, it is the first day of Spring. This is an undeniable fact. My desk Calendar says so. … Continue reading Reality
“O give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever” (Psalm 107 NRSV) I attended a conference recently that put me back in touch with friends I haven’t seen in some time. We spent time catching up with one another and what what’s happening in our families. Then, as … Continue reading Miss Me?
“And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.” (John 12:32) They’re out there you know. Hiding in the shadows. Lurking just where we can’t see or acknowledge them. No it’s not the new M. Night Shamalayan screenplay, although it would probably make a pretty good movie. We … Continue reading The Imperfect Church
“The Lord says: “These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is based on merely human rules they have been taught.” (Isaiah 29:13 NIV) As I write this, Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. Hopefully, for those … Continue reading Worship or Experience?
14 What good is it, dear brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but don’t show it by your actions? Can that kind of faith save anyone?15 Suppose you see a brother or sister who has no food or clothing,16 and you say, “Good-bye and have a good day; stay warm and eat well”—but then you … Continue reading Is It Impossible?
“In conclusion, my friends, fill your minds with those things that are good and that deserve praise: things that are true, noble, right, pure, lovely, and honorable. 9 Put into practice what you learned and received from me, both from my words and from my actions. And the God who gives us peace will be … Continue reading Toxic
“3 Therefore, preparing your minds for action,[a] and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.” (1 Peter 1:13) “Pastors, cut your preaching preparation by Half”. This was the lead in to an ad that was on one of my social media pages … Continue reading Are You Prepare?