This song is a year old, but I first heard it yesterday coming home from MD. It’s a beautiful song and a great reminder that Christ is with us through whatever we’re going through. I love the part where it says: … More Casting Crowns: Just Be Held
Of all the re-posted blogs I’ve done, this is one of the most important I feel. I’ve known quite a few women that have gone through divorce due to abusive relationship and the one commonality is that they feel that they were short changed by their church. A few women were extremely bitter about it, … More What You Should Say to a Woman in an Abusive Marriage
This is one part blog/one part add for the authors book. It is what it is. I’m posting it because of the 2nd to the last paragraph, that you’re going to have to read. What she talks about though, “Middle of the story theology” is pretty spot on. We focus on the … More HELPING STUDENTS FIND FAITH IN THE DARK
Unmet Expectations. There’s a lot I can say on this topic having my own unmet expectations as well as not living up to someone else’s expectations as well. I like how the author pointed out that Jesus wasn’t what the Jews were expecting in a messiah and that HE looked like just your … More When Unmet Expectations are Part of God’s Plan
We’ve come to our last conversation with Peter. It’s actually not a full conversation, it’s just a brief chat with Peter. From this point on the focus of the book of Acts is on Peter and his missionary journey. Peter laid the foundation for ministry to the Gentiles (non-Jews) and Paul builds on … More Conversation with Peter: Brief Chat during a conferance.
We’ve come to the last full conversation with Peter in the book of Acts. From here, the book of Acts focus’ on Paul’s missionary journey, but there will be actually one more brief “chat” with Peter before we finish this series. To give you a little more context, this moment is roughly 10-11 years after … More Conversations With Peter: Let’s just walk out of prison in the middle of the night.
I promise, this is the last repost,( especially since I’m about to go to bed since I just got off work at 7am), of the day. But I thought this was another really great article that I needed to share. Many of us have hung or have had hung on them a “Scarlet … More The Scarlet Letter
For the past couple of days I’ve been trying to process a conclusion that I’ve finally been able to come to over the past couple of months. I’ve made no secret that I made a mistake that caused me to have a parting of ways from my old church and the youth group I was … More No, God Is Not Disappointed in You
Here’s a great article by Mike Yaconelli I found over at YouthSpecialties.com. I think as people and ministries we have a tendency to over-doctrineize Jesus. Spell check highlighted “over-doctirnze” for me and pointed out that it’s not necessarily a word, so what am I trying to say with my made up word? We … More Where’s Jesus (by Mike Yaconelli)
The last conversation had us looking at how GOD changed Peter’s mission and focus from ministering strictly to fellow Jews, to reaching out to the Gentile’s (Non-Jews) around him. This might seem pretty obvious to us looking backward over 2000 years, but at the time, it was a pretty big deal. You have to … More Conversations with Peter: Misunderstanding, Conflict, and Resolution