Has your view of God changed over the years? Not to sound judgey, but I hope so. Maybe he started, in your mind, like a magnanimous grandfather, then became Santa Claus-esque, then maybe a hard-nosed cop. Based on what we want and don’t want, do and don’t like, our views change. But, hopefully, as we … Continue reading Does God Change?
All but one of this week’s Psalms specifically say they were written by David. And, in this week of Psalms we will see a wide range of thoughts and feelings. David wants his enemies to get what’s coming to them but he also encourages all faithful people to praise God regularly. David pleas for God … Continue reading The Highs and Lows of David
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HO17B-ACRn0 We talk often, as a staff, about what we do as a church – I don’t mean our menu of programming, but more, who we are and what we’re about. Here’s what we’ve decided: What we do: Read the Bible. Pray. Connect people together. I don’t know about you, but the third one is … Continue reading Southwestern Bell Got it Right
This week we encounter God's first covenant with any human. This is a special promise between God and a group or individual where both sides have a stake in the game (except this time Noah gets it pretty easy). We are considered to be under the covenant of Christ. Our part in the promise is … Continue reading I promise!
The Bible is not easy, but it's worth it. There are some difficult stories and we know difficult conversations may arise from the topics found in Scripture. Here are a couple of things to help guide your conversations: The Bible is bigger than each individual story. It all works together to make one big story … Continue reading
This week is all about sin and consequences. Fun, eh? Nobody likes to talk about sin...well, we like to talk about the sins of others and make sure everyone knows how terrible "they" are, but we definitely don't like to talk about our own. Sure, it's easy to say a generic, "I'm a sinner", but … Continue reading A Week of Sin and Consequences
I, for some strange reason, have babies on the brain. Obviously, I don't remember being a baby. For some reason we don't form memories at that age, but it makes me wonder if, at some point, I actually felt God breathe the breath of life into me like he did to Adam. Was it that … Continue reading The Breath of Life
Sorry this is a few days late. We had some technical difficulties, but here we go - Genesis - the literal beginning. We hope you and your family enjoy starting at the beginning with familiar stories. Also, our kindergarteners are working through Genesis as well, so if you have one, know that they'll be happy … Continue reading Genesis – The literal beginning
I have certain foods that I like that I'm embarrassed to order in front of people. I don't if that's normal or not. I think it's because I like basically every food and others think certain foods are "gross". Some "gross" foods are more en vogue to like than others. I also get embarrassed for … Continue reading I’m a Little Embarrassed.
Every summer growing up, we would meet my extended family at Lake Greeson for a camping trip. My greatest childhood memories come from those weeks of hiking, water skiing, exploring, and relaxing in the Ozarks. When I was 8 or 9 years old, my uncle decided it was time for me to learn to ski … Continue reading Jesus Taught Me to Water Ski