Tag: Discipleship

Addictions Anyone?

Here’s the approach I’ve been taking with the Harry Potter books over the past few days – read a book and immediately moving to the next. This is totally unlike the fanatics (AKA crazy fans) who blitzed through the books as soon as they are released, who go to the theater at midnight to see the first showing, etc…

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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De-stressing Needed?

I’m really looking forward to a few calm days this week! For most people Thanksgiving and Black Friday really wouldn’t qualify, but it works for me!!! Having a few days without normal routine is always good for me. Days to create and mark tasks off a list – or maybe to do something I don’t …

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What are you hungry for?

That’s a great question – it’s asked a lot on Sunday after church. Physical hunger happens all the time, but not really for me. I’m not sure I’ve ever been really hungry. In fact, I’ve almost trained myself to not be hungry for a day or so (due to bad eating habits – don’t try …

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Scriptures Every Believer Should Know

The Human Condition For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 3:23 God Provides And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19 God’s Love For God so loved the world, that …

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All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name!

All hail the power of Jesus’ name!
Let angels prostrate fall;
bring forth the royal diadem,
and crown Him Lord of all.


J.S. Bach wrote “S.D.G.” at the end of his cantatas.  Soli Deo Gloria: Glory to God alone Christians are to be motivated and inspired by God’s glory and not their own. FYI – Soli Deo Gloria is also found on the face of the South African one rand coin.

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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the mighty power washer…

pressure washing
deep cleaning
blasting the unwanted, unwelcomed away

Happy Reformation Day

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