It’s time to be completely honest: my family hasn’t been attending church regularly. After thirteen years, we decided we needed a break. Over a year later, I’m ready for us to return. Will my family want to come with me?
No parent, not matter how old your child is, wants to watch his or her child to be hurt. We need to find ways to rebuild our children so that they want to continue to pursue their goals. This time, we did this by praying for those who wish us to fail.
Our traditional family observance isn’t fitting so well at this stage of our life. Might Lent Madness? We’re about to find out.
Tonight I was blessed with a three-generation discussion about the Bible. I’m still pinching myself.
The call to put God first is very clear – but not very simple.
As we remember the Holy Innocents killed by Herod, we recognize the innocent victims of violence today.
Perhaps you know a person who can out-argue any potentially successful advice. Kaia could teach a class on how to shoot down suggestions of any plausibility level. I often want to roll my eyes and say “Ok, whatever, you’ve got it all figured out. Let me know how it goes next time.” This time, before I spoke, I paused and prayed for guidance, and God heard.
In Christ’s kingdom true power is found in humility and service, not ostentatious shows of strength and prestige.
We have insurance policies, health insurance, spare tires, first aid kits, and AAA. What preparation do we have for when we have a spiritual emergency?
Sixteen of us from four congregations joined at the top of a mountain to share communion and pray together.