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Leave a Church

It’s OK to Leave a Church…Sometimes

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This is a bit on the nose for my family and I at the moment since we are going through this decision to leave the church we have attended faithfully for 15 months. It is not something that we have taken lightly or out of anger (James 1:19-20). It is something that has lingered in our minds for months and has been discussed over and over with by my wife… Read More »It’s OK to Leave a Church…Sometimes

Angry young girl

I Wish You Were Dead; Powerful Words From a Child

“I Wish You Were Dead.” – Ella It is one of those things you never expect your children to say. In fact, it is something they should never say at all. The wishing of the death of someone can be a tragic statement simply because it is an explicit evacuation of love. Imagine for a moment if that is how God felt towards us? The difference between our ability to… Read More »I Wish You Were Dead; Powerful Words From a Child

Christmas

Keeping Christ in Christmas – He Never Left

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We often talk about ‘Keeping Christ in Christmas’ or ‘Putting Christ Back in Christmas’ or another catchy derivative of that. It’s easy to see why we use it. Every year like a bunch of idiots we run to stores looking for deals on items. It was after Thanksgiving and now it’s 6:00PM on Thanksgiving Day instead. So, do we get Little Timmy that toy and skip family time or are we good stewards and let God handle the availability of a gift and spend time with our family that is precious and finite. Those gifts will be there another day folks. Sure, maybe not at that price but they will be there. Saving $30 or family time, think about that.

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Shackles of Doubt

Breaking the Shackles of Doubt

We all have doubt. I doubt myself. I doubt the person who says they’ve never doubted anything. I really doubt the person who says they’ve never doubted God. It’s hard not too when we face a difficult time in our life. Why is this happening? Why does God allow it to happen? What did I do to be put through this? All questions we ask ourselves in times where we… Read More »Breaking the Shackles of Doubt

Teaching Forgiveness

Teaching Forgiveness

Bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. – Colossians 3:13 Kids ask the darnedest things. Sometimes I don’t even know how to answer them in a kid like manner. I was talking to Bethany about that on the way home from a coffee run to Dunkin’ Donuts. While we were driving… Read More »Teaching Forgiveness

Forgive like Jesus

Forgive like Jesus

This is post 60 of 64 in the series “Daily Devotional” Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” – Luke 23:34 This is literally the saddest time in the Bible for me. Christ is unjustly upon a wooden cross between two criminals and at His feet are men gambling for His clothing. These soldiers who unbeknownst to them were fulfilling a prophecy in… Read More »Forgive like Jesus

Get Involved

Daily Devotional: Get Involved

This is post 40 of 64 in the series “Daily Devotional” This is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight. – Philippians 1:9 The ministry that Jesus built was a call to every person to reach out to someone hurting and broken (Matthew 5:14-16). To show them the gospel and bring them to God through Christ. We know that He is… Read More »Daily Devotional: Get Involved

Person in the Mirror

Daily Devotional – The Person in the Mirror

This is post 31 of 64 in the series “Daily Devotional” Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirrorĀ and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. – James 1:23-24 When we exercise spiritually we are practicing for the potential spiritual threats we may experience in life. I say… Read More »Daily Devotional – The Person in the Mirror