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A Journey Thru Acts 14: Are You Growing & Maturing? (6:1-7)

We continue in this our 14th post digging into the book of Acts. We are trying to build on the 53 posts from 2016, our foundations series, where we dug into the Bible to understand what it means to truly elevate God, elevate Christian community, and elevate others (non Christians). 2,896 more words


The True Test

Yesterday, the Lord granted me a deeper understanding into His mind and will.  I read and reblogged a post, which talked about how our service to God counts for nothing, and is in fact sinful, without love.   175 more words


Sow You Want to Bear Fruit?

Spring is in the air–literally–as there is a special sublime smell in the air as the earth, which has been frozen & dormant over winter, warms up and reaches a temperature for plants to flourish. 583 more words

Caged Bird Sings Out

Does the Bible Really Say that Faith is all that You Need ?

One common misconception about faith in God is that works are not required to be both in right standing with God, and to live with him eternally.  482 more words

Misinterpreted Scriptures

Grapes and the Dude

I remember a sketch from Saturday Night Live a few years ago that caused me to laugh out loud… and wince a little bit, too. 700 more words

Feast of Saint Polycarp (23 February 2017)

Today in our liturgical calendar we celebrate the early father and martyr of the Church with the strange-sounding name of Polycarp.  If we spoke Greek, we wouldn’t find it so strange-sounding, because the prefix “poly-” in Greek means “many,” and “karpos” means “fruit.”  Thus this child who was born just about 125 years after Our Lord’s ascension into heaven and the great event of Pentecost, was given the name Polycarp to indicate the wish that he bear many fruits, or much fruit—one of the favorite concepts of scripture.  413 more words

Daily Messages

God is Never Late

Psalm 121:5
The Lord is your keeper: The Lord is your shade at your right hand.
In order for a plant to grow and bear fruit, it’s seed must first be put in the ground, where it will die. 158 more words