Category Archive: Ponderings

Mar 30

Why we sing… by Bob Kauflin

Christians sing together during corporate worship gatherings. Colossians 3:16-17 helps us understand why. Paul tells us that worshiping God together in song is meant to deepen the relationships we enjoy through the gospel. This happens in three ways (or three R’s): 1. Singing helps us remember God’s Word. Paul says, “Let the word of Christ …

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Dec 16

Apostles Creed

The Apostles Creed – a statement of faith…   This creed succinctly states a set of beliefs. Do I profess it? Why, yes I do. Do I live like I believe it? hmmm….. I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who …

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Dec 12

Being or Doing? Time to ponder???

So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary treasured up all …

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Dec 07

“God sets the lonely in families”

This morning I read a blog post that made me stop and think a bit about those around me who are hurting during this holiday season. She talked about families breaking up, sickness, financial issues, relationship problems, and other areas of our lives that don’t really lend themselves to singing ‘Joy to the World’. She …

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Dec 06

Amazed…

…to overwhelm with surprise or sudden wonder; astonish greatly; to throw out of position, displace; to amaze, to astonish, throw into wonderment; to be amazed, astounded; to be out of one’s mind, besides one’s self, insane

Dec 03

O Come, O Come Emmanuel

A beautiful Advent carol has been running in my head, so I decided to explore it a bit. Advent is all about the coming of Messiah – first as a baby, then as King. Emmanuel – means ‘God with us’. We are cradled in between – Advent is a reminder that Jesus became a man …

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Nov 30

Sermon – Two Great Tests

Two Great Tests – a sermon by Dr. Timothy J. Keller Proverbs 3:9-14; 10:16, 25; 24:10-12 “There are two spiritual tests highlighted in these passages: good times and bad times. These circumstances show our sin in general or our idols in particular. We can choose whether to deal with them or deny them, but we …

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Nov 25

Thanksgiving

“It is literally true, as the thankless say, that they have nothing to be thankful for. He who sits by the fire, thankless for the fire, is just as if he had no fire. Nothing is possessed save in appreciation, of which thankfulness is the indispensable ingredient. But a thankful heart hath a continual feast,” W.J. Cameron.

Nov 01

listening distractions

Stop for a minute. No, really stop and listen. What do you hear? Children? TV? laughter? traffic? ticking clock? I hear the washer and dryer, along with Amazing that you had to be told to stop and listen before those sounds hit your awareness. Sure, you ‘knew’ they were there, but you weren’t hearing them. …

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Oct 31

Happy Reformation Day

A mighty fortress is our God,
A bulwark never failing.
Our helper He amid the flood
Of mortal ills prevailing.

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