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Civilian Pursuits.

I think that sometimes our focus as Christians and proclaimers of the gospel gets tangled up in the weeds of the world. Well, I know this is true because there are many examples in Scripture that calls us to be diligent, to be steadfast, to keep our eyes on the right things... In 2 Timothy, Paul writes a letter to Timothy encouraging him to do this. As I was reading, one verse real ...

Great direction from Paul.

Check out Paul's encouraging words to the new believers in Thessalonica. We all need this sort of encouragement. Allow yourself to be encouraged by this passage. 1 Thessalonians 5: 14-18 14 And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all. 15 See that no one repays anyone evil for evil, but always seek to do good to ...

What About Bob?

I think many of us have those one or two people in our lives... that "What about Bob?" character. You may be familiar with the Bill Murray/Richard Dreyfuss movie of the same name. Bob is a character played by Murray that absolutely drives Dreyfuss's character to craziness... of course, it's hilarious, but we all know someone that represents Bob! It's the person that everyone is someho ...

Old for New.

The past month or two we have been singing a new song by Bethel Music called "Old for New". I really love this song because I love the picture it paints of the redeemed. I love how it shows God making beauty from ashes. I love how it puts to music how God takes a person that views the wickedness of the world and hates rightness, transforms that person into a "new creature" and then be ...