Church Blog (Page 2)

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Spiritual Grit

As we enter into the month of March (!!) we may reflect on how fast the year is passing by. It’s hard to think that just two months ago we were celebrating the New Year and making resolutions for the year ahead. Let’s pause for a quick progress report, how close (or far) are you from achieving your goals for the New Year? Perhaps you made a spiritual goal of getting…

Under Construction

  From the moment we profess Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, we are like a house that is now under construction, and God is the master builder. Sure, the house that was there before may have had some nice features to it, but there is still a lot of dirt that has been swept under the rugs and clutter that has been shoved in the closets that needs to be cleaned up…

Happily Ever After: Faithfulness

Wedding days are stressful, aren’t they?  We want the perfect venue, the perfect caterer, the perfect DJ, the perfect photographer, the perfect dress, the perfect weather, etc…  So much work, planning, expense, and even prayer goes in to the perfect execution of the wedding day that we sometimes forget that we are making a commitment to a lifetime that will be…

Happily Ever After: Priorities

The end of a fairy tale, romance story, or romantic comedy often leaves the viewer with the same message, “…and they lived happily ever after.”  You know the stories.  The man battles evil to win his princess, or the unlikely couple finds a way to love each other, or the struggling couple endures enormous conflict but in the end the world is perfect.…

Loving Myself

Today’s post is actually kind of stolen from a sweet lady I had the privilege of hearing speak recently. Her name is Liz Curtis Higgs, and she is amazing.  Liz is a renowned author and speaker, specifically for women’s ministry.  Liz is overweight and she is beautiful and she uses her life struggles with weight and addiction to teach women how to love themselves.  She…

Always With Us

A friend of mine shared a story about an interesting “test” she had one day in her psychology class. The professor wanted to prove how easy it is for our carnal brain to fool us. So he showed a video and told them to pay attention to a specific activity that was taking place. But meanwhile, what they didn’t see was a random person dressed in a monkey suit had entered all…

One in Christ

Social media can be a wonderful but dangerous place. On the bright side it allows us to connect with distant friends and family. On the darker side it allows the media (and the world) to serve hate and judgment right into the palm of our hands, daily. Take a look at the articles in your feed; is judgment baked right into the title? We must guard our hearts. Social media…

The Presence of God

Have you ever wondered why your mind races with so many thoughts, and you find yourself having a hard time finding peace? I remember when I was a child, and would find comfort with certain people, whether it be my parents or friends. I could have just ruined the kick ball game for my team by missing the home run and been feeling like a failure, but when I’m around them,…

The Green Monster Within

“Be angry, and yet do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and do not give the devil an opportunity.” Ephesians 4:26–27 “Don’t make me angry. You wouldn’t like me when I’m angry” This is probably one of the most recognizable quotes from popular action/science fiction movies today. But just in case you don’t know it, it’s a quote from a mild…

The Value of Relationships

A few months ago, my grandfather passed away after a sudden decline in his health. Although God was a great source of peace, comfort and strength for my family during that time, there was still a lot of grief that came over us as we said goodbye to one of the greatest men we had ever known. But one important lesson it taught me is that life is short, and we never know…