Thursday, May 28, 2009

Couple ordered to stop holding Bible study in their home

You need to read this article, folks this is getting ridiculous. Some where we have to take a stand.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

In honor of Memorial Day. Always remember all gave some, some gave all.

Monday, May 18, 2009

You know what is really cool?

It is being at a little league game and watching a kid hit one over the fence for the very first time, and it is even better when that kid is yours. With his team trailing Evan came up with 2 on, and lined the first pitch he saw over the left center field wall. He was almost as excited as Tamara and I. It ended up being a 3 for 3 night with four runs driven in, and 3 runs scored. (Just like his dad use to do.) To top it off he made the game ending catch. Final score 13-9, a great win. Great game Evan.

Think God ever gets like that, really excited when His children do well in something? I think He does. When Tedd and Evan do well I am happy with them and for them. When things do not go well I try to let them know I hurt with them as well. Our heavenly Father is like that, He will be there with us no matter what we are facing if we let Him. Just like it means a lot for us to be there for our kids, as His kid it means a lot to know that God is there. Have a great day.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Something Is Wrong With The Church

This writer brings up several interesting points as he talks about there is something wrong with the church. We keep adjusting to the world, and in the process we may be turning from God. It is time to realize that there are changes that need to be made, but the message can never change. Click the title above to read this interesting article.

Monday, May 11, 2009

America Is Being Destroyed Inside Out

George Barna shared with a group the idea that America is being destroyed from the inside out, which is what happened to the Roman Empire. He does not give a lot of facts or figures like he usually does, it is mostly his opinion.

It is the reaction that is what amazed me. One guy said we have heard it all before, another said it is not as bad as it was. Racial segregation is gone, and women have more rights. Another left feeling confused and cheated.

My only thought is are these people living in the same world as I am, just watch the news or read the paper and say it is getting better. Look at what is going on with kids and teenagers and say that it is just more of the same. The sad part is it is worse and not getting better. In the middle of all this what is the church doing, for the most part nothing. We are to busy focused on ourselves, and all the turmoil in our lives. The church through Christ is the only thing that has the answers that will truly change lives and this world for the better. It is time to change our focus and begin to truly impact our world for Christ. Click on the title above to see the article.

Good Dirt

In the parable of the soils, Matthew 13:1-9, Jesus is sharing what happens to seeds in different kinds of soil. Most of the time it is not good. I shared with our church that I take it that this parable is really describing how we react to God's word. The bird snatching the send from the path is the unsaved, but the rest really describes our reactions.

If we are honest most of us fall into the stony or thorny soil. We usually try to follow what we have read or heard, eventually it gets scorched by the heat or choked by the weeds. Following the idea of how are we to live today, we have to prepare our lives to be like the good soil. We can not allow God's word to be scorched with the things of life heat up, and we cannot allow those things to choke them out. the world will only see a difference in us when we allow God's word to make a difference in us. If you are interested in hearing more click the title above it will take you to the sermon.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Never know where you will find a banjo

Traveling Lite

Ten years a young lady by the name of Kim Jones was killed as a gunman went on a shooting rampage at Wedgwood Baptist Church in Fort Worth, TX. Two months earlier she gave a talking on walking with purpose, in it she spoke of the need to be traveling lite. When the time came she was ready for that journey home, she had not allowed her life to get all cluttered up with the things of the world. Instead her focus was the things of Christ. Our lives are a lot like that, we get all cluttered up then we are stuck. That clutter quickly becomes the focus, and prevents us from doing anything else.

This week we will begin a series on How Are We To Live Today, and this is where it starts. We have to get rid of the clutter that has built up in our lives, does not mean that it is bad, but just like a house it needs to be cleaned out once and a while. Once that clutter is gone we must not allow it to get cluttered again, instead we need to decide to travel lite.