When we hear of struggle and affliction happening to another member of our church, we must not merely think about them for a moment, feel sorry for them, and move on. We are called to suffer with them.
The coronavirus has brought along with it an ocean of opinions. We have opinions about the severity of the virus. We have opinions about the quarantine. We have opinions about politics. We have opinions about when church should resume.
Sometimes we believe the lie from the Enemy that if we just had more time during the day then we would finally be able to read our Bibles.
Growing up, my mother absolutely would not allow my twin brother and I to ever, under any circumstances, say the following two words: “I’m bored!” If we said those awful words, she would respond by making us be “un-bored” and giving us a job!
COVID has shown God’s kindness. During this season, God has given us more time with our whole family together than maybe we have ever had before.
It seems that often these conversations can be harder when we are merely living from one “big” conversation to the next. While in between each big conversation is nearly little-to-no daily meaningful conversation about life and godliness. About fears and hopes. About trials and celebrations.
I often get asked what I am currently reading. Here is a couple of my latest reads as well as where to find a bunch more recommended by all of your Swift Creek pastors.
In the past two years, Janelle and I have attempted to grow a garden. At first it was her idea, but it quickly grew on me. I have learned much about gardening, nature, and Scripture through gardening. So here is why I think everyone should have a garden:
Now filled up with this love that we do not deserve, let it move us to show the love of Jesus in practical ways to our neighbors this Christmas. I hope you know at least some of your neighbors. But if not, don’t worry! May this be the year you break the ice.
Over the past four years, I have taken an ever-increasing interest in fitness as a hobby. Perhaps the thing that has most captured my attention is how God has designed the human body. Throughout Scripture we see spiritual truths mirrored in nature.