Archive for January, 2012

Hugging Jesus

I was praying recently, more talking with God then actual head bowed, on my knees praying. I seem to do that more the older I become. On-going conservations about this crazy life and how He is going to get me through it because I definitely can’t do it on my own, are what get me […]

Continue Reading 2 comments January 31st, 2012

Prayer List

At the beginning of class, we write down the names of people (or animals) we’d like to pray for. It is a very serious process but sometimes I have trouble keeping a straight face.

Continue Reading 2 comments January 29th, 2012


Jesus says that everyone will know us by our love but whom exactly does He mean? Could it be the: homeless? homosexual? incarcerated? widow? orphan? divorced? addict? hungry? abused? abuser? What about those those in the synagogue, Mosque, or church building down the street from ours? Or those with a different skin color, a different […]

Continue Reading 1 comment January 26th, 2012

the God of Love

I’ve heard too many sermons on the God of Rules, the God of Judgement, and the God of the Few. We need more sermons on the God of Mercy, the God of Healing, and the God of Love. Click here to read my latest article on the God of Love.

Continue Reading Add comment January 25th, 2012

The Playlist

It used to be on the CD or iPod, now it’s usually Spotify blaring through the house. And even when the music is off, I still think of these lyrics and remind myself that God is in charge. Stress lessens when these are playing. Hope you enjoy them. Not only did Casting Crowns play this […]

Continue Reading Add comment January 21st, 2012

The Masterpiece

The world is going to tell you that you’re not pretty enough, tall enough, skinny enough, rich enough, or smart enough. It’s going to feed you the myth that you don’t measure up to your friends, coworkers, family, or latest magazine covers. It’s sole intent is to beat you down and make you feel worthless […]

Continue Reading Add comment January 18th, 2012

Dream On

Today, I’m thankful for good people who aren’t afraid to step up, stand out, & make a difference. For those who see a problem and decide to fix it. For those who don’t let their own troubles keep them from helping the hurting, neglected, and lonely. I appreciate the ones who believe in a brighter […]

Continue Reading Add comment January 16th, 2012

Loving Jesus vs Hating Religion

The I Love Jesus, but Hate Religion video that went viral this past week was posted and reposted by several of my Facebook friends. There surely had to be something wrong with me then when I watched the other evening and then sat in a quiet room puzzled. I agreed with some of it but […]

Continue Reading 8 comments January 13th, 2012

Help for Homestead

The following is from Mike and Karen Hoots. Please consider helping with the work in Homestead, Fl. The link at the bottom of this message is to the Christian Chronicle article detailing the work there. Hello Brother, Sisters and Friends: Karen and I want to thank all of you for your prayers and love throughout […]

Continue Reading Add comment January 10th, 2012

No One Matters

Speak encouraging words to one another. Build up hope so you’ll all be together in this, no one left out, no one left behind… I Thessalonians 5:11 (MESSAGE) I came across this the other morning. I stopped and tried to process it, especially the last part, no one left behind, no one left out. No […]

Continue Reading Add comment January 7th, 2012

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