Skip to content

Blog

Keeping a Positive Outlook

I never stopped believing in God—I just didn’t go to church. I had not gone to church for 38 years — since high school. But in 2007, I went through a hard time and God got me through it. That’s the only explanation there is, and I thought, God got you through this, so what…

Read More...

What Makes Good Soil?

This past March, I had the privilege of being one of the chaperones on the 4th and 5th grade Scream Retreat. The Scream Retreat is a youth gathering in the North Georgia mountains that is so wonderfully special and remarkably fun that all of our 4th and 5th grade students look forward to it each…

Read More...

When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

I have been practicing for singing in the Easter choir, which also includes music for the Good Friday Tenebrae service, which is described as: Tenebrae (/ˈtɛnəbreɪ, -bri/—Latin for “darkness”)  – a religious service held during the three days preceding Easter, and characterized by gradual extinguishing of candles, and a “loud noise” taking place in total darkness…

Read More...

Put Your Hope in God

Hope is a small but enormously powerful word. Like the flame of a single candle, it has the ability to push back the darkness of situations that threaten to overwhelm. In hope lies the ability of the human soul to turn to God and live as if His promises are going to come true. “Be…

Read More...

None Like Him

Recently in choir, we were rehearsing the anthem, “The Lord is My Salvation,” and the story of Elijah and the prophets of Baal came to my mind. Now, I had some of the details mixed up. The song is about salvation, and that purchase on the cross was made long after the prophet Elijah lived and…

Read More...

Who Is Leading You?

A quick search on Amazon shows that there are over 10,000 books on leadership. They come at the subject from a wide variety of angles: serve to lead, humble, hungry, hustle, be fearless, set goals, win friends, influence people. In general, these books all assume one thing: that we should all want to be the…

Read More...

A Carols Thank You!

Look at pictures here » Carols for Christmastime 2018 is in the books, and what a time it was! A program like that doesn’t come together through the efforts of one person. It takes a huge team of people to pull it all together. I didn’t feel like I was able to do that adequately…

Read More...

I Was Made for This

Last weekend at the Carols for Christmas concert, I got a no-doubt, in-the-flesh confirmation that I was made to Praise the Lord. You might think I got caught up in the moment, but I see it as clear confirmation of all that I have learned on my faith journey this year. How great our joy!…

Read More...