Category: Ponderings

mega-churches in the SBC

This is a list of the mega-churches in the Southern Baptist Convention – published by Lifeway. My church is number 89. The definition of a mega-church is 2000+ in weekly attendance and givers to the Cooperative Program. These numbers are all self-reported. (Take them with a grain of salt!)

Living Water…

Head down now and determined, this day like hundreds before it; she can almost find her way in the shape of the stones as they pass beneath her feet; bread crumbs lining her path; familiar. Her eyes raise only as she nears the well

a bit of perspective…

  So today I took a look at my Google Reader feed. As usual, there are more blog posts than I want to read – so I skim. I came to this one and thought I needed to share it. You see Kelsey is not starting college now like most of her friends who graduated …

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Hope of the Broken World

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You are loved.

“I’m unlovable.”

How many times has this thought consumed your mind? It swirls powerfully, like muddy rapids. Thrashing heart and mind round and round like a toy boat in a damaging river of doubt, fear and lies.

the waterfall of grace

Grace is the desire and power of God to overcome sin and temptation through Jesus Christ. It is the only way to be reconciled to God. It is living under God’s covenant of grace – not bound by the Law. It is freedom.

Top 10 Ways to Know You Are Worthy

(from 10. You are worthy of redemption. God is your redeemer and will redeem time for you. No matter what you’ve been through, He gives you a new day. Thank Him for today. You are here because He ordained this day in your life. That is His choice. 9. You are worth fighting for. …

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Where’s my tiara?

I seem to have misplaced my princess dress! from Stephanie at Seeds and Sheaves

adding this book to my reading waiting list – “Weird” by Craig Groeschel

(This book launches TODAY!) WEIRD: Because Normal Isn’t Working Do you want to be normal? In our culture today, ‘normal’ looks like this: debt, addiction, busyness, stress… If you’re abnormal or weird, what does that mean? Here are some quotes from the book. Time “If you want a normal life, do what normal people do. If …

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Thursday Thought: STOP from Mary Beth Whalen

reposting from I received this little acronym as part of a Lenten thought that was sent out via a mother’s group I used to be part of. As the author, Margie Eades, said, it’s something to keep in mind during Lent, but also during the rest of the year. It’s really a code to live …

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