If you told me I could only keep one single book from the entire Bible, I would be torn between the gospel according to John, and the book of Acts. Honestly, I think John is my favorite book.
I could spend 365 days this year telling you all of the things that stand out to me on that book. But, today I’ll just pick one, and go onto Acts tomorrow from there.
A few weeks ago, my pastor asked me to give my testimony to the church regarding this blog post. I have to tell you, that was probably the most difficult thing I’ve ever done. I wanted to tell him no…Pin It
We aren’t going to judge or condemn what anyone else does anything different – from decorating Easter eggs to full blown gift giving bonanzas. Each family needs to make their own decisions and their own traditions for holidays. This is just how our family has decided to observe this, what is to us, the most holy and amazing of all holidays.Pin It
Lisa Voveris won our annual Missions Giveaway last week. Her mission is “Feeding the Homeless for Jesus,” a ministry that she runs out of her own kitchen. Outside one winter, she was so cold that her legs were hurting. She started thinking about the homeless people who live in tents in her city of Taunton, […]
I used to long to have a voice to sing. I used to love to even have some sort of voice that would allow me to sing in the church choir. Instead, I have nothing. I can’t hear music, I can’t hear tone, and when I sing my 2-year-old asks me to stop with his hands covering his ears. It makes me sing very very quietly during worship time at church, to be honest.
We’ve broken off from the norm since August and are listening to the testimonies of various women in the church. So far, I don’t think any of the women have been members of the class. This has been an amazing and wonderful journey for me.
When I’m in my kitchen, I usually have a radio station playing that has a daily lineup of preachers and teachers — David Jeremiah, Alistair Begg, Focus on the Family, some local churches — I enjoy listening to the sermons and conversations. When I’m not listening to that, I’ll have the radio on K-Love, which plays contemporary Christian music. I enjoy many of the songs and love the message in most of the songs.
I have a new venture in my life. One recent morning in Sunday School, our teacher announced that our class would be one of four groups who would be volunteering with a local church’s soup kitchen. That immediately got my attention. I had no idea my little town in central Kentucky had a soup kitchen.
Hundreds of pastors, music leaders, choir members, church goers filled the rooms of our church. They came to meet each other, find old friends, meet new ones, get encouragement, revivement, counsel. And the speakers did not disappoint. They were simply astounding. I cannot even describe it. I was disappointed when I had to leave, sad that the two days were over. I would love to have it go on day after day, even though I understand that it simply cannot. We’re not called to stay amongst ourselves, preaching and practicing holiness — we’re called to be out in the world, living it.