Impossibilities Mark 10:17-27


  I have been reading Mark 10:13-22 in the New Testament. It struck me that the rich young ruler in verse 17 was not like a little child when he came to Jesus. He was complicated, thinking he could give something to God that would earn him heaven. Children come with empty hands... They expect to receive, because parents give.

"A New Identity" 2 Corinthians 5:17

A New Identity

2 Corinthians 5:17

     We live in a day when people identify who they are by the label of their brokenness. Thus, to speak of their brokenness and the need for Christ is seen as an attack on the person rather than as an act of love. I praise God that I am not identified by my brokenness. I am identified by Christ' perfect righteousness. I am justified, sanctified, in my Savior's life. He is my identity. To attack my identity, you have to attack him....

Worship is a Heart Issue: Job 1:20-22

Worship is a Heart Issue

Job 1:20-22


I have watched people struggle with worshipping in church most of my life. I have struggled with it. We don’t like the music. We don’t like the message. We don’t like the preacher. We don’t like someone who is there. We blame the situation that we are in for the lack of worship on our part.  We blame the people we are with for our lack of worship.

my declaration of faithful disobedience

MY DECLARATION OF FAITHFUL DISOBEDIENCE      (this article is copied from the author, I, Pastor Dave, believe that this is an excellent response of the truly godly to a failed government.  We who claim to trust Christ here in America should learn from him. I love that he rejects "fighting for rights" or "political activism")



Why I Am No Longer a Calvinist


I have long wanted to write about why I left Calvinism. This is difficult to write because I wanted to answer every question that I could imagine a Calvinist would ask; and they have lots of questions, that they often don’t really want to have answered. Their questions are often condescending and intended to condemn (put down) those who aren’t Calvinist. When I was a Calvinist that was my attitude.


Living your Faith

Living your Faith.

Living your faith in front of your children is something I see many serious Christians try to adhere to.  The problem is that they don’t even know what that means.  It is not being moral, religious, passionate for holiness, passionate to be separate from the world (the one that is outside the home, forgetting that the world is in our hearts), or even passionate to be theologically and Biblically correct.

Proverbs 31 woman explained

I am sharing this article from a FaceBook post. I really like it and hope you do too. This is shared with permission.

"My husband had the jeweler engrave 'Proverbs 31:10-31' on my ring. Because that's how he sees me... as the Proverbs 31 woman. ..Right?

But I was thinking one day about that... and I realized that the Proverbs 31 woman does not exist in a vacuum... she has a husband. A Proverbs 31 husband.

What does that look like?