Monthly Archive: November 2014

Advent Family Worship: First Sunday

Advent Family Worship: First Sunday

Advent Day 1: Sunday Nov 30, 2014 Scripture Reading:  Isaiah 40:1-5 Isaiah 7:14 Isaiah 9:2 Devotional: Q. These verses are called “prophecy.” Do you know what a prophecy is? A prophecy is when God speaks...

SAD, Depressed Christians.

SAD, Depressed Christians.

I have some friends who love this change in the seasons.  They LOVE winter! For them winter means cozy nights by the fire sipping egg nog, snow angels, beautiful lights and Christmas displays decorating...

“I Know God Forgives Me, but I Can’t Forgive Myself.”

“I Know God Forgives Me, but I Can’t Forgive Myself.”

“I know God forgives me, but I can’t forgive myself.”   What pain to go through. I have said this in the past. What torture to put ones self through. I wonder though, if you...

First World Problems: ESV or NIV?

First World Problems: ESV or NIV?

This is the epitome of a first world problem. NIV or ESV. I get that we all want the “best” version.  We all want to be faithful in glorifying God, and in choosing a...

Are You Broken? Good.

Are You Broken? Good.

To my broken, hurting, addicted, struggling, at the end of the rope, brothers and sisters. God did not send his son to die for you because you were good enough. God did not send...

Gossip and Slander part 2: Plugging the Bleed

Gossip and Slander part 2: Plugging the Bleed

This is part two. Read part one Here. Did you know that this dirt not only damages the person it is about? It also damages the person hearing the gossip because it often causes them to...

Gossip and Slander: Burying Our Wounded Soldiers Alive. Part 1

Gossip and Slander: Burying Our Wounded Soldiers Alive. Part 1

It happens, on occasion, that hurting Christians, who I don’t know at all, tell me their deepest darkest secrets and stories of struggles and doubts. I guess that there is something about being able...

Pro Life?  I am Pro Jesus

Pro Life? I am Pro Jesus

“You anti-abortion, mysoginystic [sic] anti-abortion bigots all make me sick!”  Redundant…Oh, there was also some stuff about not caring about the teen unwed mom, Westboro baptists, blowing up abortion clinics and something about posting...

My Response to the Chilliwack Times article, “Veterans Speak Out on Anti-Abortion Protest at Chilliwack Cenotaph.”

My Response to the Chilliwack Times article, “Veterans Speak Out on Anti-Abortion Protest at Chilliwack Cenotaph.”

What follows is my response to the article in the Chilliwack times, Veterans speak out on anti-abortion protest at Chilliwack Cenotaph.  There is much more that could be said, so if you feel so inclined, please...

Would You Be Able to Describe Your Home as a Happy Place?

Would You Be Able to Describe Your Home as a Happy Place?

The elders of our congregation have given us a list of questions that we should think about prior to our home visits this year. I really think it is a good idea to prepare...