I hate to get messy. I don’t camp.I don’t garden. I don’t even like to clean my house. It takes humility to get messy. It takes humble love to get messy for someone else. But that’s exactly what Jesus did. He got messy for you and me. Not just a humble birth, but a – a humble life and… Read More
Do we compare to be “good enough” or to be “better than?” The natural life in each of us is something self-centred, something that wants to be petted and admired, to take advantage of other lives, to exploit the whole universe. ~ C.S.Lewis Pride – Lewis called it “natural life,” we call it human nature.
Your “Life Verse” is a passage from the Bible that has special meaning for you. Maybe your parents gave it to you when you were born. Maybe your pastor gave it to you when you joined your church. Or maybe you chose one yourself. The verse you choose will speak directly to your heart. Each… Read More
Last month I told you about Our Favorite Catalog. As a member of one of the WV Blogger Teams, I was asked to tell you a little more about the 2013 Share Joy Campaign. This Christmas season, World Vision wants to share joy with the world by inviting individuals, families, and small groups to join… Read More
Let’s ask it another way… If Jesus was looking for a church today, would He choose yours? What do you think? Would He look for fancy programs? Would He size up the music program? Would He grade the preaching? Would He expect a well-appointed sanctuary and inviting welcome center? Gerald Roe, department chair and associate… Read More
Advent believers not only believe that Christ came, advent believers believe and live with the hope that He will come again. Quotes for Advent Thanks be to God for His unspeakable Gift— indescribable, inestimable, incomparable inexpressible – precious beyond words. ~ Lois Lebar
I walk with a limp. You probably wouldn’t notice it if you met me, but it’s there. Like all hip injuries it bothers me more on some days than it does on others. But that’s okay, the days it bothers me I’m reminded of God’s unfailing love and faithfulness. Do you walk with a limp?… Read More
I have to admit I never look forward to putting up our Christmas trees, but once they’re up and decorated I love them and hate to see the season end. So, I thought it might be fun to give you a peek through our front door and show you our trees; plus a few ideas… Read More
As I searched for information about this carol, I learned that from 1558 until 1829 it was against the law for individuals to practice the Catholic faith in the country of England. Evidently there is a belief that this Christmas Carol was written during this period of history as a way for young Catholics to learn… Read More
If you’ve ever sat down for your time of prayer and don’t know where to begin Coffee Talk with Jesus – Intimate Chats with the Savior, by Barbie Swihart is the book for you. In this 31 day devotional/journal, Barbie shares Biblical truths that will speak directly to your heart. Each day you will find… Read More
Give thanks to the Lord and proclaim his greatness. Let the whole world know what He has done. 1 Chronicles 16:8 The Lord is my strength and shield. I trust him with all my heart. He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy. I burst out in songs of thanksgiving. Psalm 28:7 Every time I think of… Read More
On February 28th the movie – Son of God – will be released on the big screen.
Yesterday, I answered the question – Why does God allow suffering? Today, let’s look at what scholars, theologians, and the writers of the Bible have to say on the subject of God and suffering: God had one Son on earth without sin, but never one without suffering. ~ Augustine
“If God loves us so much, then why are we slowly being dehumanized? Why would God let something like that happen to us? Oh yeah! 😛 “ ~ Lain This comment was left recently on 5 Minutes for Faith.
Families aren’t perfect. It doesn’t matter how God puts a family together, they are always a mix personalities, abilities, opinions, and imperfections. Last week I received a video attached to an email which read, ILikeGiving.com has just launched with the goal to inspire intentional generosity. Part of their mission is to create short films that showcase the unique… Read More