“Israel said to Joseph, ‘Your brothers, you know, are pasturing the flocks at Shechem. Get ready. I’m sending you them.” Genesis 37:13 “[His brothers] saw [Joseph] in the distance, and before he had reached them, they plotted to kill him. They said to one another, ‘Here comes that dreamer! Come on, let’s kill him and… Read More A Purpose for the Pain–Seeing the Big Picture within the Mess
“I can do all things through Christ Who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:13 There was a time, not so very long ago, when I did not believe Christians should feel stress. I didn’t believe it was possible. Ha! If my life were a movie and that was a scene in it, that line would definitely… Read More We can do all things through Christ Who gives us Strength!
“Yet LORD, You are our Father; we are the clay, and You are our potter; we all are the work of Your hands.” Isaiah 64:8 Hiding is safe. I like hiding. Maybe because no one can criticize you when they can’t see you, right? I mean, if I hide who I really am and they… Read More Coming out of Hiding…Maybe
The Best Morning of the Year I have not done an official survey, but there’s a good chance our annual Pajama Day is the favorite Sunday morning of the year for both our kids and our teachers. It is a great opportunity for kids to invite friends who don’t normally come to church and it… Read More Pajama Day
Many of us are familiar with the account of Zacchaeus. In fact, you may have even heard a catchy little tune about it before (I bet it’s stuck in your head now, huh? Sorry about that). But, have you ever thought of this part of scripture as an amazing display of God’s huge love? Jesus… Read More Zacchaeus–a Story of God’s Amazing Love
Today’s Scripture passage: “ Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there alone, and the boat was already… Read More Don’t panic!