Musicians were praising, ushers welcoming, people singing, and children learning about the Word of God. Prayer was uttered from the hearts and mouths of many, and those doing sign language worshipped just as others lifted up voices. People counted money, wrote sermons and lessons, prepared songs, set up tables, cleaned chairs, and prepared food. So … More Not big, but faithful
As the warmer weather returns once again, I find myself ready to sew again. Every time I sew, I find myself amazed at how God transforms the jumble of our human lives into something with purpose, identity and beauty. A shapeless piece of fabric can be cut, folded, and sewn into something proudly worn. A … More Shaped from Rags to Riches
It’s not hard to find an opinion. Our world today is full of them. Just as we each lead different lifestyles, pursue different careers and different interests, so our opinions are unique, personal and can be inherently vital to how we choose to live. So, in a world of opinions and relativity, where does the … More Less words, more Word
What happens after we leave this earth? Working in the medical field, I see a lot of dying, a lot of death, a lot of incurable conditions or ailments people have to learn to manage. Everyone is searching for some sort of hope to keep them going. Sometimes, I see that hope dissolve in the … More Somewhere after earth.
My old youth group encouraged JAM JARs (“Jesus and Me Just Actively Relating”) – spending time with God and journaling the testimonies He gave. I recently returned from a short Sydney trip and, travelling alone, I really appreciated my JAM JAR of life. It wasn’t just that God made the best travel companion and abundantly … More God with Us
Life has its moments –achievements and celebrations, sickness and despair. Yet, just as in marriage, when we promise to stand by one another through every season, we as the church of Christ, promise to love God at all times when we say “yes” to Him. I was sick just recently, and on the fifth day … More Loving God in Sickness and in Health
When we imagine the kingdom of God, what do we see? The streets lined with gold? The majesty of God’s throne? His justice, His love, His mercy? In Luke 17:20-21, Jesus says, “… The kingdom of God does not come with observation; nor will they say, ‘See here!’ or ‘See there!’ For indeed, the kingdom … More See the Kingdom of God