Never speak harshly to an older man, but appeal to him respectfully as you would to your own father. Talk to younger men as you would to your own brothers. Treat older women as you would your mother, and treat younger women with all purity as you would your own sisters. Take care of any … Continue reading Merry Christmas on Purpose
I hope to visit you soon. However, I'm writing this to you in case I'm delayed. I want you to know how people who are members of God's family must live. God's family is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth. (1 Timothy 3:14-15 GW) HO, HO, HO! Merry … Continue reading Supernatural Sunday: It’s Family
22 All of this occurred to fulfill the Lord's message through his prophet: 23 "Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel, which means 'God is with us.'" - Matthew 1:22-23 NLT Christmas is in full swing. I hit the post office yesterday, … Continue reading Church Supernaturally: God With, In, and Through.
Happy Sunday! I always feel as if the first Sunday in December begins the "Christmas Season." I used to be a Scrooge about the whole thing, but a few years ago I felt impressed to get myself in a frame of mind to take advantage of the opportunities Christmas provides. I began by making up … Continue reading Church Supernaturally: Christmas Spirit
As Christmas gets close I tend to reminisce and, like many in my age bracket, wax philosophical about the “good old days.” I do miss my mom and dad, and Christmas at Grandma’s, etc. But this morning I am struck with how many things I am grateful for today that we didn’t have just a … Continue reading Thank God for the New Old Days
Friday, December 3, 2010 Building People of Substance for Works of Power Merry Christmas, me and tobie! Someone sent me a YouTube link the other day of a video called . It is just a simple song written after a shopping experience. I am an eternal enemy of schmaltzy goop for the sake of emotion, … Continue reading Out of the Abundance of the Heart