Little Bitty Jars

2017-07-06T19:56:18+00:00

A brother once remarked that if one were to actually pray the “Lord’s Prayer” it might only take a moment. When Jesus gave the “Lord’s Prayer,” as we call it, He was answering people who didn’t know how to pray at all.   The “Lord’s Prayer,” then, might be compared to baby food and

Presence

2017-07-06T18:48:11+00:00

Present or Presence? "The father knew that one o’clock was the exact time that Jesus had said, “Your son will live.” So the man and all the people who lived in his house believed in Jesus. That was the second miracle Jesus did after coming from Judea to Galilee." - John 4:53-54 Though He

Beyond the Four Walls

2017-07-06T18:52:26+00:00

From my vantage point I can see Pastor prepping, giving, and recording a video announcement during offering. First thing in my heart and mind is I wonder how many others we're reaching through this media. We think we only pay the bills for the lights, ac, water, etc. that people use while they're here

Disappointment

2017-07-06T19:39:08+00:00

Ever been disappointed? It's proof you have the capacity to dream. From devotions this morning: "He Cares About You" "When he tasted it, the water had become wine." - John 2:9 “Anyone who is having troubles should pray” - James 5:13 "Have you taken your disappointments to God? You’ve shared them with your neighbor,

Forever

2017-07-06T18:28:54+00:00

"The LORD does not listen to the wicked,but he hears the prayers of those who do right. Good news makes you feel better. Your happiness will show in your eyes. If you listen to correction to improve your life, you will live among the wise. Those who refuse correction hate themselves, but those who accept correction gain understanding.

Homeless

2017-07-06T20:23:43+00:00

Les and I were originally talking about never being afraid that God would not provide a place, a home, a sense of stability as we trust in Him. He has and will always come through. Then it hit me. I have always had a sense of 'homelessness.' There has always been this sense of

Rocking the Baby

2017-07-06T20:08:43+00:00

Just read this quote as I compile my notes for tomorrow. "Who is getting more pleasure from this rocking, the baby or me?" - Nancy Thayer Mother's Day reminds me of a prayerful battle through which Jaclyn and I persevered to see God be faithful in the birth of the miraculous Max. We, Jaclyn

Ministry is Messy

2017-07-06T20:28:21+00:00

Second day going home smelling of alcohol and tobacco. Nate and I went to lunch at Jack in the Box and encountered a young man recently released from prison who was very inebriated and seemed to exhale the f-bomb. That was very eventful, resulting in my car needing to be very thoroughly cleaned last

The Man I Might Have Been

2017-07-06T21:21:29+00:00

One of the things I love about Max is how much we look alike. There's something about imagining a little version of yourself running up to you and loving who you are as an adult. What does that look like for you? What if the child you were ran up to you today? Saw

I Wish You Knew Today

2017-07-06T21:26:16+00:00

"I wish you knew today what would bring you peace. But now it is hidden from you." - Luke 19:42 Jesus didn't just make this statement, He cried this statement. We do, too, don't we? We think we know, and then we know we don't. He knows, and since His resurrection, He's hiding nothing.