Minister Articles (Page 36)

The First Step

Let me introduce you to a future Figure Skating Gold Medalist, Brooklyn Smith. This precious, adorable, and sweet three year old little girl braved the ice for the first time on Saturday. She was a little scared and a little nervous at first, but quickly found the courage to jump on the ice. Thus beginning…

Pray This Way

I was challenged by some prayers from the book of Second Thessalonians. How many other prayers have I read over without allowing myself to be challenged by them? Let me share these with you. We ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters, and rightly so, because your faith is growing more and…

Remind

Do you invite reminders or do reminders frustrate you? Growing up, my parents reminded us daily to “clean our rooms, put our dirty clothes in the dirty clothes hamper, dinner plates don’t have legs – put them in the dishwasher, do our homework”, and the list goes on. Now that I’m a parent, I find…

Be At Peace

Psalm 2:1 Why are the nations in an uproar and the peoples devising a vain thing? 2 The kings of the earth take their stand And the rulers take counsel together Against the LORD and against His Anointed, saying, 3 “Let us tear their fetters apart And cast away their cords from us!” 4 He…

Pay Careful Attention

Hebrews 2:1 We must pay the most careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away. I love this book. I love how it encourages us to pay attention to things that are important. I love how the writer uses the Old Testament passages to show us that God’s…

Be Strong In The Lord

Ephesians 6:10 finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Paul is encouraging Christians to be strong in the Lord. It will be a great thing if you can go back and read all the book of Ephesians, then these words would mean so much more to you.…

Labor Day

Labor Day is a national holiday dating back to the late 1800’s and is now a day celebrating organized labor, and this holiday also marks the end of the summer season. I had heard for years that you aren’t supposed to wear white after Labor Day, but I never knew why…so I researched it. This…

A Promise From God

12 Then the LORD appeared to Solomon at night and said to him, “I have heard your prayer and have chosen this place for Myself as a house of sacrifice. 13 “If I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or if I command the locust to devour the land, or if…

Forgiven, But Not Forgotten

Our oldest son sent me a text this week that read, “Dad, the story of you, the police officers and the water balloons is now the favorite story in my house.” I wrote back, “Forgiven, but not forgotten.” This is another challenge to trust. When Abraham was an old man and his wife was too…

Process and Progress

So many people have asked me if I built the sandcastle from Big House, and I kindly tell them, “No, It was a team effort.” I do find sandcastles therapeutic and much fun. They are definitely a process, very much like us. Foundation is key to a successful castle, and many times, it is where…