The Principle of Praise

February 7, 2018

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. —Philippians 4:4 “God is glorified in His people when we offer praise in the midst of problems and pain.” —David H. McKinley “Praise of God is a frequent theme in the Psalms, the Hebrew title of which is Praises. Yet praise is a theme that […]

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Time with God

January 30, 2018

Have you ever wanted to be with someone so much that you took advantage of every opportunity to be with them? Maybe you felt this way when you were dating. you were so much in love, you wanted to spend as much time with them as you could…even if no one said anything! Have you […]

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Learning to Walk in Love

January 17, 2018

Life is hard. Relationships are messy. How do we love one another and extend grace when we just don’t feel like it, or when it seems impossible given the current situation we are facing? How do we walk in love? In reading through Ephesians 4:1-5:21, we find some answers as we look at two repeated […]

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Five Elements of a Start-Up Kit for a New Year

January 3, 2018

As you begin the New year, consider these five elements to jump start your year and to keep it running well. #1 Release the Past You can’t carry yesterday into tomorrow. Release past failures, faults and sins. Release past victories, gains and wins. Be grateful, but keep leaning and looking forward. Create in me a clean […]

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The Waiting Game

December 11, 2017

The Waiting Game—have you ever played it? What? Wait?! No, I don’t like the sound of that game. I prefer to do. Waiting is hard! But God does call us to wait in many seasons, and through many of the storms of life. Years ago during a particularly long and difficult waiting season, I opened […]

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How Did You Get Here?

November 28, 2017

I woke up in a different bedroom beside a young female I wasn’t use to waking up with. As I looked at her all tangled up in the covers, I asked myself, “How did I get here?” But I realize I’ve brought you into the middle of the story, so let me go back to […]

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Grace and Gratitude in Every Season

November 6, 2017

Seasons, they come and go—winter, spring, summer, fall, single, married, young, old. We welcome the happy seasons, but merely endure the sad and hard ones, begging for change in the midst of that which is difficult. Do you agree that no matter the “season” we face, there is always room for grace and gratitude? In […]

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Foggy Thoughts and Fickle Feet

October 16, 2017

“We make time for what we truly value. We build habits and routines around the things that really matter to us.” —C.J. Mahaney True statement. But we don’t always like to hear this when it comes to prioritizing time in God’s Word and prayer in our lives. The danger of just fitting the Word of […]

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How to Have a Cross-Centered Life

October 13, 2017

In the midst of busy days and the demands of life, how do we continually focus upon the Gospel and live a cross-centered life? Our Pastor taught this week on the importance of living a cross-centered life in our current series on Galatians. He referenced a book by C.J. Mahaney, Living the Cross-Centered Life: Keeping […]

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