Tradition. Traditions at times hold us hostage to the things we have always known and keep us from experiencing new things. However traditions are also something that can ground us to our roots and what matters most, especially in difficult times. For me growing up there was something special about Advent, we would light the
Thanksgiving has come and gone and we are now entering into the season of Advent as we prepare for Christmas. For some the next few weeks becomes a frenzy of excitement as they prepare for giving gifts and hosting parties; however, Advent is also about slowing down and remembering why we do what we do.
Recently I was in a meeting at church and the pastor asked us several questions about the hopes for the new year and there were two that he asked that I just could not answer. He asked “what are you hoping to see God do in you?” And he asked “what are you hoping to
I don’t know about you but I often have these grand plans to do things, things that are good, things that will help people, that can transform a generation (well at least in my mind) and sometimes I get so caught up in my mind that I forget to listen to what God’s plans are.
Deep in the Old Testament you will find a book called Lamentations, and yes the name describes it so well. This book is written by Jeremiah who some have called the weeping prophet, so you can only imagine what the book of Lamentations will cover right? So this week in our daily read for church
“Where there is no vision the people perish but he that keepeth the law happy is he” Proverbs 29:18
And they will know we are Christians by our… WWJD bracelet? Cross necklace? Christian T-Shirt? Church Attendance? Judgmentalness? Hate? The church often gets a rap for being judgmental, for being hateful, for being hypocrites. Why is this? When did the church become a place that people are not known to be friendly, loving or kind?
Dreamers often get a bad rap, they are told that they are just dreamers. People think that they are only going to dream and not do anything about it. People often forget that all of the biggest changes, the things that impact the world the most were first a dream. To the dreamers, what are
Here we are again, at the start of a new season, fall is coming, kids are going back to school and routine is becoming key once again. For me, this season change is a welcome one. I am finishing my internship this week and am now going to be needing to just finish my dissertation
How often do we see Christians that sit in the pew? They sit an go to church and leave and go home and go through the motions in everything that they do. They exist as a shell of a person, that has no passion, no life, no hope but they just exist. They feel as