Do you sometimes feel like God is far away? All we have to do is focus our attention on God and cry out to Him. We must focus our heart on God who loves us, and who is able to deliver us from our anxiety and fear. We must call out to God in worship, because that’s who God is looking for.
Appreciating the Worshipers
It’s Saturday evening and some of us are preparing for a much anticipated night out. We just got back from the car wash and we’ve picked out our snazziest outfits. Maybe we’ve made reservations to that restaurant someone recommended. Or maybe we are going with the flow, seeing where the wind will blow us tonight. … Continue reading Appreciating the Worshipers
We cannot help thinking about our life, but we can refuse to take those thoughts. Let’s pledge to yield those thoughts by presenting them to God, who is all-knowing and all-powerful. When I feel the least bit anxious, I will remind myself that I am but a steward of God’s life within. And the Owner of this life will maintain it.
Managing Your Spiritual Health
It has been a tumultuous 3+ years and one of our biggest lessons has been the importance of managing our mental health. But while we strive to do better at that, I want to remind us of the importance of our spiritual health. Really, it’s all connected - mental health, emotional health, physical health and … Continue reading Managing Your Spiritual Health
Thankful for Thanksgiving
The fourth Thursday of November has always been my favorite holiday. It comes during my favorite season, autumn. In my favorite sports, football is going strong and basketball is beginning. It’s a time when things slow down for a minute. I’ve always enjoyed the mental exhilaration and challenge of learning, but a little break after … Continue reading Thankful for Thanksgiving
Gettin’ Happy, Not High
The best and healthiest way to manage the negative emotions we experience in life is surrending to the Holy Spirit and Gettin' Happy.
The Power of Worship
Recently my wife Nina retired after a 36.5 year career, and received a lot of accolades from co-workers celebrating her. Much of the celebration involved people publicly and privately proclaiming how she has helped them in their careers and personal lives. She has had a significant positive impact on them and they wanted her to … Continue reading The Power of Worship
Mama Said, “Go to Church!”
My mama used to make me go to church when I was a kid. It’s not that I didn’t want to go – I didn’t hate it – but I had other stuff I preferred. A few months ago my mother reminded me of that. She didn’t come out and say it – probably didn’t … Continue reading Mama Said, “Go to Church!”
My Christian Paradigm Shift
What if the basic premise of life as a Christian that we were taught all of our life is wrong? Like many people, I grew up in church half-listening to what was being preached. After I gave my life to Christ as an adult I started paying more attention to the sermons and even studied … Continue reading My Christian Paradigm Shift
The Way to Wisdom
These days the exercise of wisdom has never been more important. We shake our heads when we read reports of people gathering for parties or other activities, defying the government edicts to stay home or shelter in place. It seems that some people don’t consider that the restrictions are meant to blunt the spread of … Continue reading The Way to Wisdom