What is Church to You?

What is Church to You?

This brings me to an experience I had as I attended a very small church in Orlando, Florida several years ago. I have always been open to any size church; my only condition was that I needed to feel moved in my heart through the Word of God, I needed my spiritual food. As I […]

God Must Control My Life

God Must Control My Life

2 Samuel 22:3 NIV My God is my rock, in whom I take refuge,  my shield and the horn of my salvation. He is my stronghold, my refuge and my savior from violent people you save me.     In the last two months, I have struggled. I feel overwhelmed. God’s guidance like a surety of […]

My 3 Questions About the Present-Day Church

My 3 Questions About the Present-Day Church

Question 1: Is the church relevant to this day in time?   Many younger Christians don’t see the need to pay tithes, pool their funds, or keep a church going and growing. Most older Christians see this opinion as an outrage. God’s Word directs our steps. The Bible relates to every age allowed by God […]

The Cowboy Way

The Cowboy Way

The Cowboy Way     Have you ever watched a rodeo? It’s more than a sporting event, it’s a way of life. The cowboys (and girls) in the arena don’t merely compete for prizes and money. They lay it all on the line, lifting their hearts and souls to the Lord…for strength to get the […]

When There’s No Place to Hide

When There’s No Place to Hide

At the risk of causing a popular Disney song to be stuck in your head for months, I have to say this: “Conceal. Don’t feel. Don’t let them know.” Of course, the movie Frozen is popular in our house. We have a 7-year-old daughter, and while “Let It Go” is overplayed and overused, its words are […]

The Price of Encouragement

The Price of Encouragement

All right ladies, I’m going to be candid with you. Sometimes being an introvert is really hard. Can I get an amen? I won’t use my introvertedness (yeah, made that word up) as an excuse to stay home, but I will admit that it’s hard to walk into a room with a bunch of new […]

Why We Need The Church

Why We Need The Church

What is the church all about? I grew up going to church. My parents attended, so I attended. I did Awana, Vacation Bible School, church choir, Bible studies, Easter programs, Christmas skits, youth group, potlucks, and even Sunday night hymn singing. It was engrained in me that we were a family that went to church. […]