The Importance of Discipline

The Importance of Discipline

Discipline is generally not a word we like to use. For many of us it carries some negative connotations. When we think of discipline, we tend to think of time-outs, “groundings”, spankings, or other forms of punishment we received as children for...
December 30 Sermon Reflection Questions

December 30 Sermon Reflection Questions

Do you feel like you never have enough time to do everything you think you need to do? What might you need to give up in order to live more intentionally? As you look back on 2018, are there regrets about how your time was spent? Joys over time spent well? What was...
Blessed … to be a Blessing (Psalm 67)

Blessed … to be a Blessing (Psalm 67)

I do not find it at all coincidental that I preached a sermon on Psalm 67 over the summer, only to find out a few weeks later that both GEMS and Cadets for this year have selected “Be a Blessing” for their theme this year. This also took place independently of the...
Let’s Go! Initial Thoughts for the Journey from Exodus

Let’s Go! Initial Thoughts for the Journey from Exodus

I have a couple more reflections on the Psalms to update on the blog, but I want to republish for you the summary points and reflection questions from this past Sunday morning’s message on Exodus 2. Although taking on Exodus is a bit of ambitious project (especially...
Praying the Psalms

Praying the Psalms

It has been far too long since I last added a post to the Blog. But it seems appropriate at the outset of our summer “series” to reflect on what we learned yesterday and look ahead to what we hope to accomplish through our summer in the Psalms. Given the...