In an effort to describe why I write my blog and stick to a singular topic stubbornly, I will use the Travel Channels show, Man v. Food as an analogy, no really! I enjoy watching Adam Richman attempt to consume mass quantities of food, and the entertaining way the show is presented. Each episode features local restaurants … Continue reading Man Vs ?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLtvB6D_lGs I am trying to get there, I feel this song should move me and give some hope. Maybe it is yet to come... CITY OF HOPE Once we were a barren land Dry from disappointment But Heaven, like a heavy rain Revealed Your heart for us Now we're dusting off our instruments In … Continue reading City of Hope (Official Lyric Video) // Brave New World // Amanda Cook Bethel Music
Could it be that political correctness has spilled over into the church and we don't ask the tough questions or confront the issues that make the asker or hearer uncomfortable? How can we talk about the church, speak of its growth, and what the church "needs" to be in this present age and NOT address our own hidden … Continue reading Yes its Sin, say the word.
I just watched an amazing YouTube video of a violinist and violist performing a piece by Mozart. They played with grace, ease, and such a sense of joy; it was really fun to watch. It brought out some emotion in me as music often does. I can find myself in tears when witnessing really exceptional … Continue reading Violins, Paintbrushes and Peace
Some Harsh Reality and then...Hope!
4 This is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, the God of Israel, says to all the captives he has exiled to Babylon from Jerusalem: 5 “Build homes, and plan to stay. Plant gardens, and eat the food they produce. 6 Marry and have children. Then find spouses for them so that you may have many grandchildren. Multiply! … Continue reading Jeremiah 29 Prayers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HTVMh7fur4 Sometimes we can go about our lives and be disconnected from the reality of who we are. We have a past that is riddled with pain and mistakes, and we just want it to stay there and not be part of what people see. The problem with that is, people still see it, whether … Continue reading Are You Hiding in Plain Sight?
I just completed a simple survey from an online filter and blocking software company, Covenant Eyes which we use to protect all our devices. You can see the question and up to date (as of this blog publishing) results below. “Pornography is the greatest cancer in the church today.” — Chuck Swindoll Porn is a … Continue reading Building a Better Church by Tackling the Tough Issues
I was watching TV the other day and a commercial came on for an automobile company. Here come the glitzy images of fast cars racing around and looking awesome. All of them red and all with every option available; beautiful settings and gorgeous people driving them. Powerful, driving music pumps while you watch and the adrenalin … Continue reading Men-Beware the Fine Print!