Hey everyone! I've decided to go in a new direction and some new ideas in my blogging. If you like to continue reading and having discussions I will be found at this address. Visit Nova Creatione! Hope to read your comments,share new ideas, and continue the journey! Please subscribe to the new blog to get updates … Continue reading Transitioning To New Things
Hey everyone! I hope you are getting ready for a great Christmas season. I don't believe I have promoted a teaching series on my blog before of someone else's, but this one is worth a look. Each video is about eight minutes long so it's easy to digest in small viewings so take a peek … Continue reading Great Teaching Series On Galatians
Here is a 3-part series I did recently spread out over the past 6 months. Check them out and share your thoughts! Belonging Leads to Believing http://www.portlandmounthope.org/sermon-overview/belong-believe-become/ What We Are Becoming http://www.portlandmounthope.org/sermon-overview/identity/ How We Become http://www.portlandmounthope.org/sermon-overview/seem-bipolar/
How often are we told, "Smile! Jesus loves you!", "Sometimes you gotta fake it till you make it!", and "Attitude is a choice!" When you are in deep depression, dealing with what seems like an impossible situation, or just having a down day, these kinds of cliché phrases can come across disingenuous and often only … Continue reading Tough Times Produce……Confidence
What a tough week! Have you had one of those before? A week that seems to challenge you at ever turn? My week was one of those!! As I was processing my week here on Friday, I was getting a little down. It's been hard! Have I mentioned that? Lol God began to speak to … Continue reading Tough times produce……
"Behave wisely toward outsiders, making the best use of your time. Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer everyone." Colossians 4:5-6 I recently came across this description of salt and it brought me back to that scripture.... Scripture a number of times gives … Continue reading Are you seasoning salt or salting wounds?
"Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands, as is appropriate for those who belong to the Lord. Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them." Colossians 3:18-19 I am at an age where I am starting to look back at my life. I turn 37 this year and it seems that 40 is … Continue reading Learning to be like Jesus in marriage
"And when he comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment: concerning sin, because they do not believe in me; concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father, and you will see me no longer; concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged. “I still have many things to … Continue reading The Gospel IS Good News…..so stop bring bad reports.
Psalms 51 Have mercy, God, according to your gracious love, according to your unlimited compassion, erase my transgressions. Wash me from my iniquity, cleanse me from my sin. For I acknowledge my transgression; my sin remains continually before me. Against you, you only, have I sinned, and done what was evil in your sight. As … Continue reading 3 AM is a place of quiet honesty
Coming up here on September 21, our church will begin a new season and in this season we have chose to hold an "old-fashioned" Bible Study. Often, as we view this idea of a Bible study, we are brought back to this idea of "what the church used to do", but is it something just … Continue reading Why do a Bible study?