Church Blog (Page 3)

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Keep Your Wits About You

We have all asked the question, “What is God’s will for my life?” Perhaps it is living in a certain city, or marrying a certain person, or going to a particular school, or taking a certain job? These are all major life decisions that should not be taken lightly. But is there really a certain place, person, or job for me? I believe God wants to help us…

The Ultimate Outsider

Many of us have felt like we’re on the outside looking in. Eventually we get over it, either by being accepted by those we want to join, or by finding some other group that embrace us. Even the most depraved individuals eventually develop some sort of insider status, whether through criminal association or other means. Notorious criminals have fans. But from an…

Jesus: Humble Savior

This last week, as I was preparing for the high school bible study class I help teach, I was reading the story of Jesus’ birth that is found in the gospel of Luke, chapter 2. As I was reading this remarkable story (a story that I have known about ever since I was a little girl) and doing some extra research, I started picking up on so many details that I never quite…

Spiritual Fitness

Many of us may naturally think of our physical state when we hear the word “fitness”. Fitness is defined as: the condition of being physically fit and healthy, or the quality of being suitable for a particular role or task. So, how can this word or concept of fitness be applied to our spiritual lives and our hearts? It turns out fitness applies to our spiritual lives much…

Love

The other day, while on a plane heading home from a long weekend, we began to experience “mechanical issues.” The captain announced that we would have to turn back to our original airport, but he didn’t say what was wrong. I was irritated. This was surely going to make me miss my connection and all I wanted to do was get home to my kiddo, who was sick with the flu. We…

Change of Heart

“Sometimes God doesn’t change the situation, because he is trying to change your heart.” I am pretty sure that many Christians have probably heard this quote before, or have seen picture images of it surfacing all over the internet and on social media. And I am pretty sure that most Christians, when reading it, would nod their heads in agreement or even say a silent…

God is in the Details

We have heard the expression, “don’t sweat the small stuff,” and that is a powerful and important statement. However, there is one statement that holds true within the context of prayer, “God is in the small stuff.” When we pay attention to what seems like the small things, and we notice what God is doing even in them, we are encouraged and…

It’s the Little Things

I would consider myself a very loving person. To my family and friends, I am incredibly sociable and love spending time with them; however, I will admit, I have a dark side. I tend to not be interested in strangers. I travel a lot for my job and my days are filled with passers by that I don’t give a second look to. In the past I’ve even taken pride in how easily I can…

Memories

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about memory, probably brought on due to some struggles of my own because of what I call “chemo brain.” I’ve been blessed with a pretty good memory, which has been a great asset through out my life. I’m reminded of the verse in Proverbs, “A gift is like a precious stone and it prospers no matter which way…

Valuable Knowledge

Proverbs 16:16 How much better it is to get wisdom than gold! And to get understanding is to be chosen above silver. Wisdom has been a constant prayer in my heart and mind for the past three or four years now. God put a message on wisdom before me that shook me.  When I lost my job and entered season of struggle I found myself being desperate for wisdom. Since then,…