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Everything Has Not Changed, Especially the Most Important Things

For the past several months, someone from our pastoral staff opened the Sunday services with what we call “the service introduction.” We’ve used this opening to set the stage for the service. 628 more words


The Dead Sea looks Beautiful. However, with too much salt, it is impossible for Fish to survive.

 Salt purifies and adds flavor. When we speak the truth of God’s Word in love, it purifies and helps bring to life.

“You are the salt of the earth. 158 more words


Don't Forget to Say "Thank You"

One of my favorite actors, Denzel Washington, gave the commencement address at last month’s graduation ceremony at Dillard University in New Orleans. During his address, Washington urged the graduates to put God first and thank Him constantly: “Put God first in everything you do….Everything that I have is by the grace of God, understand that, It’s a gift…. 422 more words


Beauty for a Shield, Fragrance for a Sword

They tried to destroy the flowers, but the flowers would not die.  The frost would come to freeze them, the rain would come to drown.  The blades would come to cut their stems and the wind would rise against them.  268 more words


Come to the Healer

Many of the wounds we receive in life only God can heal. The pain of rejection, loss, betrayal, disappointment, shame, and injustices can leave their marks. 244 more words


The Waltz of Time

There is this beautiful fusion that happens between time and waiting if you are patient enough to allow their chemistry to slowly fuse together in your life. 479 more words

Learning to Fly

I was playing chutes and ladders with my daughter. In the game, it is a race to the top filled with ladders to take you higher and chutes that take you lower. 607 more words