When Daddy Comin?

For the past two weeks, I have been home with my family celebrating our new arrival! Since there is only so much I can do for our new baby, most of my time was spent playing with and taking Read more

Angel Tree

When I was a child, my family fully embraced the traditions of Christmas. We decorated our home with the most cherished ornaments, lights, and bows. We handmade or purchased gifts with much thought about the receiver. We made plans Read more

Begin with Jesus

The autobiography of G. Stanley Jones is titled A Song of Ascent, and it’s considered to be a spiritual classic. Jones was a great man: a missionary to India, a friend to Gandhi, a tireless world traveler, and a Read more

Weeds

Have you ever been responsible for a task you didn’t particularly enjoy? Perhaps you can relate to one homemaker who developed a unique perspective on some of her less enjoyable household duties. She said: I don't do windows because I Read more

New Each Day

Patrick Henry, whose primary contribution to the history books is the phrase "Give me liberty or give me death," made another memorable statement. He said, "I know of no way of judging the future but by the past." Repeat this before Read more

Seriously Funny, part 6

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For over 30 years, Ken Davis has brought laughter and truth around the world through his unique sense of humor and gifted biblical teaching. In his latest message, “Seriously Funny,” Ken uses his hilarious sense of humor to encourage believers. His overwhelming joy in the Lord spills over as he shares humorous anecdotes of his marriage, kids, and personal experiences. Ken’s message is not only entertaining, but spiritually uplifting and strengthening in a time when many of us carry heavy burdens. His humorous, biblical teaching will make you cry with laughter and lead you to rediscover joy in the Lord.

Bring It Home

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walk the lineThe film Walk the Line is a biographical story of music legend Johnny Cash. In a scene based on Johnny’s first audition for a recording contract, Johnny and his two band members are in a studio with music executive Sam Phillips. The song that they’re auditioning, however, is a common gospel tune that he and his band perform flatly, without emotion or conviction. Part way through, Phillips interrupts:

“Hold on. Hold on. I hate to interrupt, but do you guys got something else?” After an awkward pause, he explains: “I’m sorry. I can’t market gospel no more. I don’t record material that doesn’t sell, Mr. Cash, and gospel like that doesn’t sell.”

Johnny asks, “Was it the gospel or the way I sing it?”

“Both,” Philipps replies.

“Well, what’s wrong with the way I sing it?” Johnny asks.

Phillips’ response is telling: “I don’t believe you,” he says.

“You saying I don’t believe in God?” Johnny’s friends attempt to get him to leave, but he pushes forward. “I want to understand. I mean, we come down here, we play for a minute, and he tells me I don’t believe in God.”

“You know exactly what I’m telling you,” Phillips says. “We’ve already heard that song a hundred times, just like that, just like how you sang it.”

Johnny protests, “Well, you didn’t let us bring it home.”

“Bring it home?” Phillips asks in disbelief. “All right,” he says, “let’s bring it home. If you was hit by a truck and you were lying out in that gutter dying, and you had time to sing one song, one song people would remember before you’re dirt, one song that would let God know what you felt about your time here on earth, one song that would sum you up, you telling me that’s the song you’d sing? That same Jimmie Davis tune we hear on the radio all day? About your peace within and how it’s real and how you’re gonna shout it? Or, would you sing something different? Something real, something you felt? Because I’m telling you right now, that’s the kind of song people want to hear. That’s the kind of song that truly saves people.”

True worship comes from the heart.  It may be simple and it may be familiar, but it is always from the heart.  That’s the kind of worship that saves people.

One Place series :: Acts 2

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One PlaceSame Church; New Community; is the claim of One Place. We are not a different church, we, a new community, explore values to shape our lives in the Kingdom of God. This series offers glimpses into the early Church and insights for us today.

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