Ponder: Do it

You have heard the statement, “practice what you preach!”  This saying is derived from a biblical source when Jesus in Matt 23:3 said, “so practice and obey whatever they tell you, but don’t follow their example. For they don’t practice what they teach.” He was speaking of the Pharisees, the prominent leaders of the day. Most of…

Sunday2Monday: Waiting Isn’t Wasting

As we continue in the series through Habakkuk called When God Doesn’t. This message called Waiting Isn’t Wasting shared with us how Habakkuk brings his complaints to the Lord.  Believe – Habakkuk wrestles and doesn’t run from the troubles. Habakkuk is in a situation where waiting is the only move he’s got. Does anyone like to…

Ponder: What to do with the deeper, darker things.

I had this question in mind today: What if external sin is an outlet for internal sin to express itself?  My “just thinking” thoughts about that:  What if the reason I can not handle when other people sin against me is that it ignites sin in me? Sin begets sin. That’s what it does. Its…

Watering Hole: Wrestle

This week’s questions: 1. How do you think questioning God can become a strengthening moment for your faith? 2. Spend some time identifying things you might need to wrestle with God over so you can embrace His love for you.  3. Ask someone to pray and stand with you as you let your pain, doubts,…

Sunday2Monday: Hot Mess

Does anyone else feel that life is like a hot mess out there and maybe even in here? Pastor Chad took us into the book of Habakkuk this Sunday. He unpacked how Habakkuk’s name means ardent embrace it means to wrestle. This message was so good! How many times over the last season and even…

Ponder: Armor

This morning I am thinking further on something I posted on FB late last night: When I’ve armored up and forgotten that grace requires nothing of me. I must enter the process of remembering I can’t earn it. I can’t do enough to get it. He’s not even asked me to try. God just delights…