Led in Love Bound in Unity

“Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in…

What Season Are You In?

  During the year there are four seasons: spring, summer, fall and winter. In life there are also four seasons.  Think about it this way: Spring – we plant crops. Summer – we work our gardens. Fall – we harvest all that we have worked for. Summer – the ground rests from being planted and…

Thank God for…Something

“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” ~1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 It’s that time of year again, pumpkin spice, pumpkin pie, sweaters, pumpkin’s on sweaters—not to mention pilgrim’s and family traditions. It’s that time of year when we tell our families and friends of…

Why I Only Listen to Christian Music?

Okay, that is not completely true. There are cases where I’m in a car with someone who has control of the radio, or I’m in a public place and secular music is playing in the background. There are even some YouTuber’s that I listen to that largely don’t cover Christian songs. It might be a…

What Do You Think?

Do you remember the time when…? Have you heard the story about…? I don’t know about you but I like a good plot. Stories of encouragement seem to energize me. I’ve been doing a little bit of research on the powers of positive thinking. You know what I mean. We have all been there. You…

Pressure’s On

“This third I will put into the fire; I will refine them like silver and test them like gold. They will call on my name and I will answer them; I will say, ‘They are my people,’ and they will say, ‘The LORD is our God.’” Zechariah 13:9 Pressure can be tough sometimes. Let’s face…

All Things New

As we have passed from one year to the next I could not help but think about resolutions and the events that spanned all last year. Think about that; we have moved from an old year to a new one. Now, I realize that January 1 is an arbitrary day to celebrate the New Year…

Community

On my way home from class tonight I was thinking about this idea of community. Dictionary.com says the following about community: Community is a social, religious, occupational, or other group sharing common characteristics or interests and perceived or perceiving itself as distinct in some respect from the larger society within which it exists. Community can mean…

Shine Transparently

“You are the light of the world. A town on a hill cannot be hidden.” ~Matthew 5:14 If we are the light of the world which cannot be hidden, then, what is it that people see when they look at us? I can tell you what they are supposed to see. When people look at…

GO! (Part Two) The Evangelistic Life

Why can’t we go? Many of us have excuses as to why we cannot go on mission for Jesus. We say that I don’t have time; I don’t have money; it is not my calling; I am not physically able to go. Our excuses are often legitimate ones, but they should not stop us from…