[Why are you so afraid?] Nothing tests our faith more than when we're forced to wait, especially in the middle of a storm. When prayers seem to go unanswered, fear and doubt can creep in. We may even wonder if God cares what happens to us. Jesus disciples wondered too. When Jesus slept, as the wind … Continue reading Testing, Testing, is this thing On?
[To strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him] In Part 1 of this 3 part series I simplified the message that Jesus drove home to His Disciples: distressing things would occur, but they would have peace in Him. Jesus opening words to His disciples regarding what was about to happen were these: "In a … Continue reading The Backseat Flyer – Part 2
[Let not your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid] I don't fly--not well on my own anyways. (This is going to start off with a good dose of metaphor. I do love metaphor!) There were times over the last 16 months when I wasn't letting the Pilot do the piloting. Instead, I’d look … Continue reading The Backseat Flyer – Part 1
https://youtu.be/dRbQmmbaIss I really like what Tauren Wells says here in this video about fear. “We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” --2 Corinthians 10:5 Music that Speaks https://youtu.be/H0wpP5o7xpI https://youtu.be/Yqtf71mILwY Love Francesca and … Continue reading Goodbye Fear
[The Lord gives me strength and makes me sing] As we drove to church yesterday morning the song that was playing over the radio spoke volumes to me. The song that played was this: “Whom Shall I Fear? (God of Angel Armies),” sung by Chris Tomlin. The thing is I have had fear. In … Continue reading Made to Fly?
[A Father to the Fatherless] I was wrong---again. It's okay, I'm wrong quit frequently. This is not self-deprecation; I'm not purposefully beating myself up. I am, however, making a confession. I get things wrong more than I care to admit, and while I don't enjoy making mistakes, it's often the only way we ever learn; … Continue reading Hope and a Future – Part 1
Music That Speaks https://youtu.be/_BPNLi1TPXE Casting Crowns has always been one of my favorites; from the first song I was introduced to I was hooked. They've spoken into so many of my own trials as well as joys over the years. I've posted the story behind the song first, even though the song speaks volumes on it's … Continue reading Trust