Every Morning Without Fail

We should remind ourselves every morning without fail just how expansive the God Of The Universe is and that before he spun, this short existence that seems so significant, he spent eternity thinking of each of us. One by one, he considered the part you would play, he considered the ripples you would make. So this day let the chisels and hammers crash into the marble. Let the strokes of paint cover the canvas. For every …

A Note About Learning, Work, and Worship

Pure Joy – Pure Joy Flow Chart

I was recently conversing with a gentleman that I meet with every Tuesday. We were discussing his spiritual growth and everything God has done in his life recently. He mentioned that he want’s more of God and that he was unsure what the next step was. My heart leaped a bit as he discussed his thoughts on this. It occurred to me that what we discussed about this is something that church goers and Christians have …

Why Children’s Ministry?

I wanted to preface this article with a warning I am pretty passionate about this subject so it might get a little preachy. I have served in children’s ministry in some capacity for nearly 10 years. It has been more than a preoccupation it has been a life choice and ministry. I have seen great triumph in the lives of the children I have had the privilege to know, as well as utter tragedy. I …

Viewing The Connections – Practicing Compassion

I have heard some thought provoking sayings before from strong minded, kind people. I have read proverbs at least 15 times. Recently a quote caught my attention….. “Be kind for everyman fights a hard battle.”

Sweet Madness

This is sweet madness, how could such fortune beset us.

Love the Sinner Hate the Sin

There are two things that grieve me in the faith of those around me today. Some have taken the truth, that as a follower of Christ, is part of our treasure and hope, and turned it into hate by removing all trace of the precious love that calls us to Christ. The same has been done with the Love that gives us purpose. There is love preached from pulpits and in the street but there …

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Do You Know Where Your Thoughts Are

What is my greatest fear? My greatest fear is being in a cave or tube underwater that feeling of drowning with no escape. My next biggest is big fake heads like the Micky Mouse from Disney World. Man I could tell you stories about this weird phobia. My next greatest fear is one that always skits on the edge of my life, threatening to be come a reality. I fear becoming an old cranky grumpy …

Making Known

There is a nerdcore rap artist named M.C. Frontalot and he has a song about all those adults and semi adults who dress up as super heroes and comic book characters at conventions. I believe the phrasing goes something like: they’ll tell you what the lifestyle’s about. With the purrs and growls, and the scent of upholstery. Even though they’re all on display, I think mostly these ones found invisibility spell. Can’t see who they really …