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

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

Fascination

2017-07-06T20:01:54+00:00

Someone said yesterday that having a child when you're older keeps you younger. I think my favorite part is being facinated with what facinates him. True when we live for others as well, though. "We who are strong in faith should help the weak with their weaknesses, and not please only ourselves. Let each

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

Pray Without Words

2017-07-06T20:36:39+00:00

Brenton, we were just talking about this! This was from the intro to my devotions this morning. Great timing! "God Is for Me” You have recorded my troubles. You have kept a list of my tears. Psalm 56:8 God knows you. He has written your name on his hand and keeps a list of

Through His Word

2017-07-06T20:49:29+00:00

"The LORD was with Samuel as he grew up; he did not let any of Samuel’s messages fail to come true. Then all Israel, from Dan to Beersheba, knew Samuel was a true prophet of the LORD. And the LORD continued to show himself at Shiloh, and he showed himself to Samuel through his

Of Roots and a Rock

2017-07-06T21:11:52+00:00

“Be careful that no one fails to receive God's grace and begins to cause trouble among you. A person like that can ruin many of you.” - Hebrews 12:15 The King James states: “Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and

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.

You’re Gonna Have to Serve Somebody

2017-07-08T00:04:14+00:00

No matter what! "But Ruth said, “Don’t beg me to leave you or to stop following you. Where you go, I will go. Where you live, I will live. Your people will be my people, and your God will be my God. And where you die, I will die, and there I will be buried.