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Appointed Thanks

Cheryl and I spend a great deal of our time teaching our children to say, "thank you." Why? Because we want them to respect those who came before them. We...

Feeding Yourself

The Bible is the Word of God. In its pages, scripture is likened to fire, food and light. Consider the following passages: Jeremiah 23:29 Is not my word like fire,...

Our Greatest Possession

The great enemy of contentment is comparison. We do it almost every day in a thousand different ways. We see others on TV, social media, the next lane over in...

Israel Trip – Day 7 (the End and Beginning)

James 2:13 (ESV) Mercy triumphs over judgment. Day 7 Notes: Mount of Olives: We head first to a place frequented by Christ and overlook the city. Many Christians believe Jesus will...

Israel Trip – Day 6

Somber. Reflective. Extraordinary. That was the sixth day of our trip. Day Six Notes: Holocaust Museum: I do not have many pictures to share from inside the museum (they weren't...

Israel Trip – Day 5

Day 5 Notes Jerusalem (city of David): We arrived in Jerusalem the night before and then set out in the morning to a location from which Jesus would have looked over the...

Israel Trip – Day 4

Day 4 Notes: We are leaving the northern region of Galilee in Israel where Jesus spent most of His time ministering to people and raising up disciples from a very...

Israel Trip – Day 3

I hope you're not getting bored with these. I'm enjoying sharing them. Day Three Notes: Sea of Galilee: The third day of our trip was a day I will not...

Israel Trip – Day 2

Continuing a short mini-series of blog posts about what I saw and experienced in Israel. Thank you for continuing to check these out. I felt necessary to post these for...

Israel Trip – Day 1

Hello all! I just returned from the Holy Land and wanted to share some images and notes I took along the way. I hope these will bless you. The trip...

It’s Okay To Be Different

If you are participating in our fast you know how it feels to be different in an entirely new way. You haven't eaten since Sunday and you might think you've...

Will You Join Us In The Fast

This Sunday we will begin a 3-day fasting and prayer campaign. I can hear your excitement coming through the internet! I fully realize "not eating" is not exactly something we...

Jesus Was Never God’s Backup Plan

Did you know it's the season of giving? We tend to think it's the season of shopping but we would be incorrect. Sometimes we conflate the activity of a season...

Cut and Paste

It’s called “The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth”. It’s also called the “Jefferson Bible.” It’s a historical edited version of Holy Scripture produced by President Thomas Jefferson in...