And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him. Hebrews 11:6 NLT Bill Johnson preached a sermon about how God rewards those who diligently seek him. He spoke from Chapter 11 of Hebrews near … Continue reading Reward
I was listening to a sermon podcast yesterday when something the preacher said gave me pause: if you think about it, you aren’t still struggling with the same things you were ten years ago. His point was that the struggles we face seem so big when we are in them, but with the passing of … Continue reading Ten Year-old Fears
"For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland." - Isaiah 43:19 There’s no better verse that could describe the last year for me. It's amazing what a year can do, isn't it? The … Continue reading Something New
"Neither is new wine put into old wineskins. If it is, the skins burst and the wine is spilled and the skins are destroyed. But new wine is put into fresh wineskins, and so both are preserved.” Matthew 9:17 ESV The New Year is upon us. It seems 2015 went almost as quickly as it … Continue reading Old Wine, New Skins
John 10: 27-29 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck … Continue reading Lost & Found
It is with great honor that I introduce you to my mother, Reba Barlow. For my entire life, as long as I can remember, she has loved to read and has had a great value for the written word. She began following our blog this semester and has been motivating her friends and her Sunday school … Continue reading After All These Years
Tis the season of lists... lists of what we want. We ask our children and we think about it ourselves. What do you want? We can all recall the screen from A Christmas Story where Alfie climbs up in Santa's lap and is asked, "What is it that you want?" I wonder if I am guilty … Continue reading What Do You Want?