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  •   In my last post, I discussed the importance of connecting with God, and also showed that God wants to fellowship and connect with you every day. That’s why you were created: to fellowship and worship a great, loving, benevolent, Heavenly Father. In the next several months, we’ll visit different ways that you can connect with God. Today, we’ll look at one of the …

  •   So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. Romans 10:17   You know that when you have a relationship with someone, you get to know them. Their mannerisms, humor, sensitivity, how they feel about things; even their voice is recognizable. For example, you could blindfold me, take me into a room full of people, and it wouldn’t take …

  • As we’ve looked at what God values in “Mercy Over Sacrifice” and “Love Above Law,” I believe both lessons can be captured by this: “God Values Relationship Over Religion.”   I looked up the word “religion” in the dictionary and found two definitions:   The belief in and worship of a super human controlling power, especially a personal God or gods, a pursuit …

  • When I think of the word “love”, I think it’s easy for us to talk about how we love our kids, love our friends, and love our family.   When I think of God and love, I think the word “love” is harder to comprehend. Before following Christ, I wondered: Could God really love me? He knows all the mistakes I’ve made – like …

  • When I introduced myself in the last blog, I mentioned I try to live my life through three different filters. I wanted to share with you in the coming weeks what each of those actually mean, starting with the first filter – “God desires mercy over sacrifice.”   What does God desiring mercy over sacrifice actually mean?   It was shortly after college when …

  •   There was a time, years ago, when we didn’t have smart phones. We weren’t (willingly) bombarded with every little (bad) thing going on in our neighborhoods, cities, states, or world. Flash forward to today and you can’t go anywhere without hearing about the latest political comment or the most recent terrorist attack. Our lives are overwhelmed with negative news everywhere we look. We …

  •   Can non-Christian art point to the Gospel? Can it point to grace? If someone is a Christian and also an artist are they “required” to solely make art that is “Christian”? These are questions that come up all the time for creative Christians. This is something I have thought about extensively and have settled on a conclusion that may rub some people the …

  •   SOUL ON FIRE Lord, let me burn for you again Let me return to you again             READ 1 KINGS 18:16-39   If a ‘soul on fire’ for Jeremiah pointed us towards purity and passion, then a ‘soul on fire’ for Elijah was very much about the fire of God as a demonstration of God’s powerful presence. …

  •   Grace is defined as “the love and mercy given to us by God because God desires us to have it, not because of anything we have done to earn it”. We are coming out of the Easter season right now and are freshly reminded of what Jesus did on the cross for us. Because of his selfless act God shows us grace …

  • During the Easter season you see a lot of candy, eggs, and bunnies. To a lot of people that’s what Easter is about. As a Christian, the Easter season is very important; it is the celebration of what Christ did for us on the cross and his resurrection thereafter. Being so removed from those events, it’s difficult to understand and grasp the weight …