As believers, how often do we stop to ponder the depth of Christ’s atoning work on the cross?  Do we pause to consider our own rebellion before God, whether past or present and conclude that it was precisely that rebellion that sent Christ to the Cross?  If we have spent any time in church or …

I was talking to a friend the other day who said she had been disheartened lately.  She grabbed an old Bible off the shelf…you know one of those well-loved, well-worn ones that open up by themselves and pages fall out? She started reading in Ecclesiastes.  Have you ever read that particular book in the Bible?  …

What do you think of when you hear “parenting in the pew”?  Maybe you haven’t spent much time thinking about how this can be a great investment in your child’s spiritual growth.  As parents, we have an amazing opportunity to teach our children the ways of God through worshiping together in church.  Our children get …

Recently, I went on a hunting trip to the north Maine wilderness in search for black bear.  This was a gift to me for my 50th (hard to believe) birthday.  It is amazing how quickly that has come around, and it leaves me wondering how many more I will get to experience before God calls …

Matthew 5:13 (ESV) – 1“You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet.” When I read this verse, I think of influence.  These familiar words come from …

Matthew 5:13-16 says, “You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet. You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be …

James 5:16 says, “The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.” I’ve had many conversations with some of my friends and family, and it seems to always be emphasized with the need for prayer.  We talk about the need for prayer and I myself believe there is so much power …

We will all suffer, we will all face trials, there is no escaping it. Though we all, at some point will suffer or face trials, there are ways to find joy in the midst of our trouble. When we go through those trials, we are not alone. Traditionally my response to these kinds of statements …

Parenting is defined by Webster’s Dictionary as: “the raising of a child by its parents; the act or process of becoming a parent; the taking care of someone in the manner of a parent.”  These definitions are pretty clear what parenting encompasses, right?  However, if you are parent, these definitions don’t come close to helping …