Faith

Sharing Sunday: Broken & Poured Out (a lil’ dab won’t do ya)

One day a plain village woman Driven by love for her Lord Recklessly poured out a valuable essence Disregarding the scorn And once it was broken and spilled out A fragrance filled all the room Like a prisoner released from his shackles Like a spirit set free from the tomb Broken and spilled out Just… Continue reading Sharing Sunday: Broken & Poured Out (a lil’ dab won’t do ya)

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Mater (as in Tow Mater) convinced me to take off my church mask

When Caleb and I recently traveled to his basketball tournament, he was watching Cars 2 in the backseat for part of our seven hour drive. {We don’t typically watch movies in the car because I have found riding time to be valuable in facilitating deep discussions.  Seriously.  I also rarely talk on the phone in… Continue reading Mater (as in Tow Mater) convinced me to take off my church mask

Faith, Thanks Living

Discovering beauty on the other side of the coin

As we were leaving the Chimpanzee movie last week, I expressed to Caleb my frustration with the bad guys (or evil chimps) in the movie.  Caleb paused.  Then, using his gift of goodness, he gently corrected his mother. You’re only seeing what the producer of the movie wanted you to see and the way he… Continue reading Discovering beauty on the other side of the coin

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Sharing Sunday: Out to pasture

From the tenth chapter of the Book of John, our Pastor escorted us into an understanding of Jesus as our Shepherd.  The Good Shepherd. I am the good shepherd. I know My own sheep, and they know Me, as the Father knows Me, and I know the Father. I lay down My life for the sheep.  (John 10:14-15)… Continue reading Sharing Sunday: Out to pasture

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Chimpanzee movie offered more than an endearing story

First, let me say I’m not an earth worshiper or tree hugger. They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator--who is forever praised. Amen. (Romans 1:25) But, I am one who seeks to be a good steward of what God has given.  (This actually… Continue reading Chimpanzee movie offered more than an endearing story

Family, Recipes

Fudging around for a fourteen year old (homemade healthy fudgcicles!)

If you know me to even a short extent, you know I believe living healthy is part of living fully. Don’t you know that your body is a sanctuary of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God?  You are not your own, for you were bought at a price. Therefore… Continue reading Fudging around for a fourteen year old (homemade healthy fudgcicles!)

Faith

With Google in my eyes, can I see God?

While browsing an enlightening blog, Connecting Dots to God, I learned of a plan from Google to create something quite interesting.  Have you heard about Project Glass?      I find this amazing.  Yet, I’m also troubled.  I am sure most of you are remarkably disciplined and are not tempted by technology. However, I am.  In fact,… Continue reading With Google in my eyes, can I see God?

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Sharing Sunday: Taking care of business. Before it’s too late.

The sermon this Sunday was based on the ninth chapter of John.  The story of the blind man healed as Jesus placed mud on his eyes and then instructed him to wash in the pool. With faith and obedience, the blind man dipped in the water.  And came back with sight. After He said these… Continue reading Sharing Sunday: Taking care of business. Before it’s too late.

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Does God care if “church” is fun?

A group of Little Dribblers convened in my hotel room with Caleb this morning.  Having traveled seven hours from home for a basketball tournament, one child audibly realized he’d miss church tonight. I settled his concerns. We can have church here.  I’ll come up with something. One quick-thinking boy interjected with a plea, hoping to… Continue reading Does God care if “church” is fun?

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Sharing Sunday: It’s Easter. So, what’s with the grave clothes you’re wearing?

A day of celebration.  Remembrance of the sacrifice.  The reason for the good news.  The Lamb of God is risen. No longer on the cross. And no longer in the grave. Our pastor recalled the story of Lazarus from the eleventh chapter of John. The compassion of Christ is clear. Jesus wept.  (John 11:35) A petition… Continue reading Sharing Sunday: It’s Easter. So, what’s with the grave clothes you’re wearing?