Growing together in the Spirit of Jesus Christ...

"Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching." - Hebrews 10:25 NIV

Sunday, July 10, 2016

recharge...

recharge
    I think this is my new motto...
    Eat, Sleep, and Read
"Everybody needs some time to
rejuvenate, refresh, recharge
and begin again."
- Revathi Sankara

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

life...

life in general

"Never allow the fear of striking out
keep you from playing the game!"
- Babe Ruth

Saturday, July 2, 2016

a new day...

a new day

"Renew, release, let go. Yesterday’s gone.
There’s nothing you can do to bring it back.
You can’t 'should’ve' done something.
You can only DO something. Renew yourself.
Release that attachment.
Today is a new day!"
- Steve Maraboli

Monday, June 27, 2016

VBS

VBS

This is a blur of excitement and activity.
The kids were really into this year's
vacation bible school, titled Cave Quest.

Introduce children to the Lord early
and reinforce this relationship at home
throughout their young life.

Physical, mental, and spiritual
training are all important parts
of growing up.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

perspective...

perspective
(see the very small white dot near the center?)


We are indeed, a very glorious creation.
We have been given the ability
to think and to make choices.
More than that, we "must" think, plan,
and make choices.
But we are just that, His creation.
When we were created,
God intended for us to love Him, follow His will,
and trust in Him "above all else".
He loves us still,
and will continue to direct and guide us,
if we "want" Him to.
Even if we choose not to follow Him,
make no mistake, He will, like in times past,
allow events to occur that will show us
our need for Him and His will for us.
That is what an “all knowing”, loving Father would do.
Now let's put things into their proper perspective.

What does this picture above represent? -
perhaps one small brain cell in your vast intellect...
your ability to plan, to understand, to lead, to judge.

No, it represents a huge magnification of the earth
in one small part of the created universe.

How BIG is "your" God?


"Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight."
- Proverbs 3:5,6 NIV

Thursday, June 23, 2016

today...


"Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come.
We have only today. Let us begin."
- Mother Teresa

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Father's Day...

Father's Day

"I believe that what we become
depends on what our fathers
teach us at odd moments,
when they aren't trying to teach us.
We are formed by little scraps of wisdom."
- Umberto Eco

Friday, June 17, 2016

trinity of windows,,,

trinity of windows

"Whatever you are physically...male or female,
strong or weak, ill or healthy...
all those things matter less
than what your heart contains.
If you have the soul of a warrior,
you are a warrior.
All those other things,
they are the glass that contains the lamp,
but you are the light inside."
- Cassandra Clare

Sunday, June 12, 2016

worship...


"Nothing teaches us about the preciousness of the Creator
as much as when we learn the emptiness of everything else."
- Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Friday, June 10, 2016

creative...


"To be creative means to be in love with life.
You can be creative only if you love life
enough that you want to enhance its beauty,
you want to bring a little more music to it,
a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it."
- Osho

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

ministry...

church ministry

"Let every man abide in the calling
wherein he is called and his work
will be as sacred as the work of the ministry.
It is not what a man does
that determines whether his work
is sacred or secular,
it is why he does it."
― A.W. Tozer


"Let us practice the fine art
of making every work a priestly ministration.
Let us believe that God is
in all our simple deeds

and learn to find Him there."
― A.W. Tozer


quotes taken from
“The Pursuit of God”
by
A.W. Tozer