Writing Archive

Persistence In Prayer

This week, I’ve written exclusively about prayer. You can find the first post here and the second post here. I’ve been reminded lately how sweet it is to just sit and talk with my Heavenly Father. I have felt His comforting presence through my struggles. I’ve felt Him gently nudge me in certain ways. I’ve […]

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The Power Of Prayer

A few days ago, I reflected on the idea of God’s love for us (if you want to check that post out, you can click here). We remind ourselves that He loves us so much that He has to say no to some of our prayers, because He sees and knows ALL! Could you imagine […]

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Jesus Is Better Than Your Expectations

The Jesus of the Gospels sometimes answered questions in a way that puzzled people. Sometimes, it was His methods that stirred people up. At any rate, He is a picture of our Father who answers prayer. And when it comes to prayer, we struggle a little bit. Because we don’t want our all-powerful, all-knowing God […]

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Moses On Leadership

Our church is doing a leadership series right now. We’re in the process of nominating and electing additional leadership to our deacon body, so our church is taking the month of October to focus in on key teachings on leadership throughout the Bible. This past Sunday, our Pastor taught from Exodus 18, as Moses is […]

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When The Greatest Gift Gets Overlooked

Isn’t it funny how we acclimate to our surroundings in such a way that we forget that we used to be in slavery. The Israelites, recently miraculously rescued from the hands of Pharoah, had the guts to complain. Don’t be deceived; we do, too. Recently, in my prayer time, God has shown me that I […]

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“So You Think You’re A Christian” // Week 2

It’s been so awesome to have Jared Clifton helping us this year. Here, he continues the “So You Think You’re A Christian” series with week 2.

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Hosea Chronicles: Part 6

This is the last installment of a series of posts exploring the Book of Hosea. Check out the first five posts here. It hasn’t been easy studying this book. In fact, it’s been downright gut-wrenching. It’s not easy to come face-to-face with your sin, especially when you are a “professional Christian” (pastor). Layered deep beneath […]

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Hosea Chronicles: Part 5

This is the fifth installment of a series of posts exploring the Book of Hosea. Check out the first four posts here. One of the most important elements of this story is the theme of significance. More specifically, its what (or who) we find our significance in. Gomer is the poster child for people who […]

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Hosea Chronicles: Part 4

This is the fourth installment of a series of posts exploring the Book of Hosea. Check out the first three posts here. The Lord purchased us. In 2013, we learn this, most likely, in the New Testament first. We are taught verses such as the following. “Or do you not know that your body is […]

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Hosea Chronicles: Part 3

This is the third installment of a series of posts exploring the Book of Hosea. Check out the first two posts here. It’s entirely possible for God to let you run into trouble. It happened all the time in Scripture. I think of Noah, who was laughed at for decades as he built the ark. […]

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