‘Come as you are’ – He meant it

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I heard of a man once that stood outside of a church. As he stood there, a church congregant walked outside to invite him in. When asked the question, the man replied, ‘I’m an alcoholic. I’ve been drinking. I can’t go in there,’ then he turned and walked away. If only that man knew howRead more

Modern Day Good Samaritan

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Reading: Luke 10:30-37 You ever run across a bible lesson thinking it basic in nature only to have a point in life that takes you back to its words making you feel as if it has hit you over the top of the head, forcing realization that there is way more to it than originallyRead more

How to pray when stress has you bound

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Prayer by definition is talking to God. Based on that simple definition, it should be a pretty easy task to accomplish considering we utter anywhere from 10,000 – 20,000 words a day. How hard can it be to direct just a few of them to the God of creation? For a lot, it’s not –Read more

Purpose in the Path

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Good Friday is quickly approaching. Always an incredible day to sit and reflect on what happened that day over two thousand years ago. A jaw dropping journey that still stirs our hearts in wonder as we process our feelings of inadequacy asking ourselves, ‘How can it be?’  A recent family hike led my mind toRead more

Rejection’s Web

‘Rejection is God’s protection’ – Alice Hunt Someone reading this quote in the midst of feeling rejected can easily wonder, ‘What kind of nonsense is this?’, ‘Why, if God is good, would He use pain as a means to protect?’ We have all found ourselves tangled in its intricate web and had these questions asRead more

Is this what prayer has become?

I heard it described once that telling someone you will pray for them is a simple gesture of kindness, sort of an acknowledgement, as if to tell another they aren’t alone – a pat on the back of sorts. To that individual I hold no thoughts of judgement, only heartache and wonder – is thatRead more

He set me free

‘He set me free He set me free He broke the bonds of prison for me I’m glory bound my Jesus to see Glory to God he set me free’ Words of a song – beautiful words at that, but when sang by a believer they become words that do more than just sound goodRead more

A threefold cord

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 tells us, Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! Again, if two lie together they keep warm, butRead more

False Perfection

‘If you look for perfection, you’ll never be content’ – LeoTolstoy Perfection is defined by Merriam-Webster as ‘Freedom from fault or defect’. It can be demonstrated through the appearance of our home, the clothes that we wear, the yard that we keep, the car that we drive, our work ethic, and various other ways, butRead more