Monthly Archives: June 2011

Ashram

I keep reading posts from people who are unhappy with their churches, or have given up on church altogether.  Some of them have real horror stories about abusive treatment in churches or organizations they grew up in.  Many are still … Continue reading

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Standing in the face of adversity

Our focus this week was on this principle:  We stand tallest and strongest on our knees.  The lesson was based on Daniel 6.  It’s a story we are all familiar with, about Daniel being thrown into the lion’s den.  We … Continue reading

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Guidance

John Roberts has a series going right now on guidance.  To date I have read three of them and I enjoy his efforts at a balanced perspective.  So far it hasn’t really gotten into how on earth we do know … Continue reading

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No lesson this week

Sorry all, there was no Sunday school this week, so I can’t review the lesson.  We had just one service with the kids singing songs from VBS and the youth doing the music.  It was a nice combination of praise … Continue reading

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Love

I’m not entirely sure where I am going with this.  I’ve read several blogs recently that touched love, and specifically romantic love, usually in a somewhat negative fashion.  Last week was one that was critical of Christian romance writing, then … Continue reading

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Ashes

We are now over half way through our book of 30 Life Principles.  This week the principle was “Whatever you acquire outside of God’s will eventually turns to ashes.”  The scripture verse for that was Ezekiel 25: 6-7, which we … Continue reading

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Revival

I just finished reading A God-sized Vision by Collin Hansen and John Woodbridge.  So this was intended to be a review, except with today being Pentecost, the sermon was on revival.  I love it when God makes things come together … Continue reading

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