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“Goliath walked out toward David with his shield bearer ahead of him, sneering in contempt at this ruddy-faced boy. “Am I a dog,” he roared at David, “that you come at me with a stick?” And he cursed David by the names of his gods.......

“But the Lord said to Samuel, “Don’t judge by his appearance or height, for I have rejected him. The Lord doesn’t see things the way you see them. People judge by outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”Then Samuel asked, “Are these all......

 On this Memorial Day, We honor our men and women who have served our country and given their lives so that we may have “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” We pray for the families who have been gravely affected by the loss......

You have heard the term “Crazy Busy.” Let’s look at what we call “Crazy Rest.” Recently, we have blogged about being selfless as instructed in Philippians 2:1-4. “If you’ve gotten anything at all out of following Christ, if his love has made any difference in......

A mother’s heart is full of prayers, poured out daily upon our ears. A mother’s heart is full of love with daily kisses, squeezes and hugs. A mother’s heart navigates the world, to help us know it’s endless perils. She’s sweet, she’s strong, and above......

I heard a sermon that pastor Connie Jordan-Haas preached while she was visiting Brambleton Presbyterian Church. The sermon’s title not only caught my attention but was also so compelling  that I went looking for it on their church site. It definitely needed to be shared with the......

This week we’d like to share with you the song “The God Who See’s Me” by Kathy Lee Gifford and Nicole C. Mullen. It’s based on Genesis 16:13 “She gave this name to the LORD who spoke to her: “You are the God who sees......

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13 KJV It is Holy Week. We hope that you got a chance to listen to the song “Hosanna” leading up this past Palm Sunday. It is......

In remembrance of this Holy week we share the song Hosanna. “The next day a great multitude that had come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, took branches of palm trees and went out to meet Him, and cried......

Saturday morning at the Flea Market.  Found an old Bob Dylan vinyl album.  One of the songs goes “I thank you once again for making your prayers known unto Heaven for me, and to you always so grateful I will forever be”. We live by......

This post is going to be a bit different. I have a request. As the first quarter of  of 2019  is about to end, I’m reflecting on the Psalms that have carried me through the last year, and into this year, and I can’t help......

If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” Romans 10:9 NLT We are listening to Jesus talk to friends and family at Lazarus’s house. It is the Saturday before......

Early morning snow fall. Men with shovels over their shoulders march through the snowy streets. To make the way straight for the workers soon to follow on their way to their places of employment. This is a productive relationship. Snow shovelers and commuters on their......

God means what he says. What he says goes. His powerful Word is sharp as a surgeon’s scalpel. It cuts through everything, whether doubt or defense,and lays us open to listen and obey. Nothing and no one is impervious to God’s Word. We can’t get......

Are you holding on to an idea of who you think you are? Are you in a position to have a high title? At times, We watch the Hallmark Channel and there is always a Prince or Princess falling in love. When the writers produce......

The Christian does not think God will Love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us.” – C. S. Lewis “For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that......

Re-posting a blog that we shared in 2017 that fits today At a bus stop in Baltimore, MD. A lady waits for her husband to get off the metro bus. A warm hug on a crisp day, and they walk hand in hand. Driving past......

This morning’s post is a rerun from a blog we posted back in 2015 that we find so relevant today. It is about the service of Elijah the prophet of God. It is three years after he had prophesied that a drought of three years......

“And so, Lord, where do I put my hope? My only hope is in you.” Psalms 39:7 NLT The encouraging word for this New Year is Hope. When David’s life was in despair he chose to put his hope in the Lord. As this new......

Each year we take this trip back in time to celebrate the birth of Christ. Can you see the sheep scattered over the rolling hills of deep green grasses in the pasture. And look, the Shepherds are standing over there looking sleek in their robed......

“Moses assumed his fellow Israelites would realize that God had sent him to rescue them, but they didn’t. “The next day he visited them again and saw two men of Israel fighting. He tried to be a peacemaker. ‘Men,’ he said, ‘you are brothers. Why......

Thank you for joining with us for giving Tuesday!  As you know, we are living in Missions community everyday.  We are also partnering with missions in Africa and Central America. We are committed to fulfilling and living the Great Commission. We have found that there......

“Shout with joy to the Lord, all the earth! Worship the Lord with gladness. Come before him, singing with joy. Acknowledge that the Lord is God! He made us, and we are his. We are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates......

At a bus stop in Baltimore, MD. A lady waits for her husband to get off the metro bus. A warm hug on a crisp day, and they walk hand in hand. Driving past a school, some of rooms are still lighted on this early......

“Then the LORD God took some soil from the ground and formed a man out of it; he breathed life-giving breath into his nostrils and the man began to live.” Genesis 2:7 GNB “Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent......

Sharing my thoughts “Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there. Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives.”......

In the 21st century many of these questions are being answered through Missional Communities.  we will spread the Gospel to the unreached, lost and broken, and will describe the Church Plant structure, and organization.  The most effective 21st Church Plant are based Missional churches.  The Great commission......

On February 24th, 2013 we posted this blog. During that time we were reading the book- The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. It is an important story how Henrietta’s (a black woman) lifesaving blood was used without her permission. As we Celebrate Black History month......

Labor Day is the day we celebrate the contributions of workers that have contributed to the strength and prosperity of this country. We take pride in our labor. We find the Bible application for our Labor Day celebration in the book of Leviticus 1:1-17. In......

Today we will celebrate Labor Day in the United States. This is a public holiday that celebrates the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, laws and well-being of the country. This year we are celebrating  at a cookout eating “Fat Burgers” off......

Our hearts are heavy but not in despair. Even as we are celebrating the life and music of Aretha Franklin, we received news of Sen John McCain. Sen McCain is a true American hero. And we also received the news of the young people in......

Fourth of July.  Fireworks.  Families sit on lawns. Kids ride bicycles.  In the warm generosity of this night, the neighborhood remembers it’s heroes. Not for battles won, or points on the map, or even decorations for valor. But they remember the kid who lived here,......

6 years ago on March 12th, 2012 we posted this blog and the words then are still so relevant today with everything going on. Scripture Reference:  Matthew 14:22-33 Several months ago while studying the New Testament, I read these words, “But seeing the wind, he......

We grew up watching Rev Graham’s television crusades. What impressed me most was the consistency. At the end of every sermon you would hear the song “Just as I am” and see hundreds and thousands of people streaming forward. We watched Rev Graham on worldwide......

When we experience the totality of love our lives change. We respond differently when someone says that they are in love. Even if you were not expecting love it usually brings a smile to one’s face, and a happy feeling in your heart. But not......

This is a photo I found of my father during WWII.  From what he told me this was most probably taken in 1945 on the Island of Okinawa.  His service company was stationed there.  Interestingly I think I can still find those overalls! He joked......

“The Lord directs our steps, so why try to understand everything along the way?” Proverbs 20:24 NLT Has anything happened in your life lately that you have had to stop and say, “I really don’t understand.” This might be your thoughts all the time. Perhaps......