We are not really in control. We can sometimes fool ourselves into thinking we are, but then reality hits and the realization comes. Unfortunately, most of us have been exposed to a mutilated form of the concept of submission so we embrace the deformity or we reject the concept altogether. The discipline of submission helps … More Let It Go
Do you find yourself in a cycle of destructive habits of thought? You can replace those old, destructive habits of thought with new, life-giving habits. Our human mind will always take on the shape of that which we concentrate on, focus on, think about. It is not that hard to “Change Your Mind” from destructive … More Change Your Mind
CLICK HERE to listen to this week’s message Are you ambitious? Are you prideful? Psalm 131 challenges our perspectives on a few things (that we may need to unlearn and rethink.) Charles Spurgeon says the 11th Psalm of our “Songs of Ascent” is, “One of the shortest [of the Psalms] to read, but one of … More Content – Psalm 131
CLICK HERE to listen to this week’s message What do you think about God? What is your attitude toward Him? Psalm 128 challenges our ATTITUDE toward God and our BEHAVIOR that results in response… For the 9th Psalm of our “Songs of Ascent” it is important that we unlearn and rethink our definition and perspective … More Blessed. – Psalm 128
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-n7uwr-ac93b9 This week took a different turn… After last week’s Psalm 126 – “Restorer of Joy” message, it became apparent that we all needed a reminder of what God really thinks of us. We are his beloved. He cherishes us. He cannot stand anything that tells us otherwise. So…we went back to the 3rd chapter … More Who Told You…? – Genesis 3
In Adult Sunday School yesterday, there was a question of clarification about part of Sunday’s message… “What we HAVE KNOWN… we WILL KNOW of Him.” That is actually part of a quote from Eugene Peterson’s – A Long Obedience in the Same Direction (pg.99).
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-hdcgq-ab21c7 In what or whom do we put our trust? Our hope? Our confidence? Psalm 125 conveys deep trust in God’s ability (& willingness) to care for the needs of His people… The 6th Psalm of our “Songs of Ascent”, Psalm 125, helps develop confidence and banish insecurity by honestly facing the typical insecurities that … More Those Who Trust…Psalm 125
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-nekey-a77e9f What is our response to distress? What is our reaction when we are in the midst of trials/hardship? Psalm 123 is both an encouragement and a challenge to us when we are in midst of the great challenges that we face in this life. The psalmist shows us how to live life “in between”…how … More Service.Mercy.
Every Sunday I preach I feel like I bare my soul in the message. After yesterday’s message, however, I felt more vulnerable, more insecure…one might say, naked. Most often I am preaching through a book of the Bible or at least interpreting some Biblical passage. When doing that I must feel that most of the … More Like Arrows…
(I’ve never posted one of these from my phone before, so please forgive the formatting issues! I’ll fix ’em when I’m back home from Texas) For each of the last few years during Holy Week, I read something I wrote on Good Friday the Easter after God turned my eyes toward this new path the … More Happy Easter!