Friday Findings—August 19

Ten Things Pastors Would Love to Hear from Their Church Members “It is a simple question. What do you hear from your church members that gives you the greatest encouragement? The responses from the pastors were amazingly similar. In fact, I was able to focus on ten specific areas. Here are summary statements of those…

Ends and Means | Family Camp Flashback

Our culture is addicted to success. From parenting to painting to online image managing, we are constantly bombarded with a thousand and one means by which we are promised a success that has to this point eluded us. Churches and other religious organizations are often not far behind in their promises. If you will follow…

Family Camp

Starting tonight, and running through Thursday, our church will be experiencing Family Camp at Tall Timber Ranch. Since the primary purpose of this blog is to serve the members of our church, I will be scheduling “flashbacks” of our most popular posts during this time. Enjoy!

And I Quote… August 15

And-I-QuoteTo be a follower of the Crucified means, sooner or later, a personal encounter with the cross. And the cross always entails loss. The great symbol of Christianity means sacrifice and no one who calls himself a Christian can evade this stark fact.

Elisabeth Elliot, These Strange Ashes, (Revell, 1998), 145

Evidence Not Seen | Part Six

  Chapter Eight It is from this chapter that the title of the book comes. At her very lowest point, when everything, even the feeling of God’s presence, was gone, Darlene learned the greatest lesson of all. Our faith rests directly on the character of God. Not only does it not rest on our circumstances—she…

Friday Findings—August 12

Plan Now to Die Well If you don’t have a better plan for how you are going to die, someone will probably just turn on the television… Nothing will be more discordant in that final hour than the television. And nothing sweeter than the “heavenlie sound” of friends singing and reading the word of God.…