REAL. RAW. VULNERABLE.

About a year ago via e-news, I shared with you a part of my story. I guided you with words to vision what my story would look like in a painting. Despite the fact that I am a horrible painter, I envisioned my painting to be a bit chaotic. My story in the form of a painting today would showcase some colorful scribbles layered with stick straight lines, naturally...
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No Matter the Ending, Praise the Lord

Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord, O my soul! 2 I will praise the Lord as long as I live;     I will sing praises to my God while I have my being. 3 Put not your trust in princes,     in a son of man, in whom there is no salvation. 4 When his breath departs, he returns to the earth;     on that very day his plans perish. 5 Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob,     whose hope...
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A Good Start

I like January 1st because it provides a fresh start, a chance for a “reboot” if you will. No matter what last year was like, good or bad, you can shake the proverbial “Etch A Sketch” and create something new and wonderful. As we approach the New Year, many folks want to grow spiritually and spend time in God’s Word. Fortunately, it is easy. I want to share four...
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“The majority of non-Christians stopped going to an Easter service about a decade ago!”

In the old days, pretty much everyone that was not Jewish, Hindu or Muslim would dutifully go to some church on Easter. That is what good folk did. Especially in the Bible belt. It was, for many, a tradition much like going to the Rescue Mission Drumstick Dash or flying the American flag on Memorial Day. But somehow our culture reached a tipping point and stopped caring about appearances or...
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Keep Growing as a Disciple

11 And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, 12 to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, 13 until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, 14 so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by...
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Hide It Under a Bushel? NO

Two Sundays ago while worshipping in our second service, I got a very clear impression, I would say from the Lord, that we need to have our praise team record and share their extraordinary gifts for worship with the broader Body of Christ. I shared this with the church just before communion to test if what I thought was from the Lord was instead ”undigested beef.” The congregation people vigorously...
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