The Cross of Christ

Spring is the time of year for regeneration and restoration.  Growth and regrowth flood the season almost as much as the rains that come to bring life to the ground.  This week, Holy Week, is often a time for candy and easter egg dying.  Cute bunnies and fluffy chickens cover our social media feeds.  Much…

Last night was one of the most beautiful nights I have ever experienced. If you’ve never been locked up in a church with 32 young adults seeking the face of God for 12 hours through the night, you are missing out on one of God’s greatest blessings. On Feb. 1st, 2013 – AXIS: Young Adults…

AXIS: Rewind: Family Ties – OUR FATHER

I believe the video says it all.  We had a great night full of toilets over flowing, strings breaking and power outages.  We finished the sermon in the dark.  Kudos to those who toughed it out! FAMILY TIES: Prayer, by definition, is communicating with God. We communicate with God by speaking aloud,thinking silently, singing, journaling, meditating,…

Don’t Elevate Your Preferences To The Level Of God’s Law

The church is so full of controversial topics that many people choose to avoid certain subjects all together.  However, many times, these topics cause people to make rash decisions based on their personal preferences. To lay a foundation we must first understand Christ’s role on earth.  His main objective was to bring salvation to a…

How To Worship Appropriately.

As a worship leader, I find this quite amusing.  Before getting offended, realize that this is a video created by a church to point out our tendency to get caught up in our actions and forget about the one who is supposed to be receiving.  We often worry so much about whether or not we…

And His Glory Appears

There’s a line in the song below that sings “You took my place, You showed me grace at the cross where You died for me.” What a powerful lyric.  Why did Jesus do it?  What was His inspiration?  Many would argue that He had no choice; I feel this is sadly inaccurate.  Jesus was fully…

Full Day # 4

Amazingly things just keep expanding in the life of our vacation… both for good and bad.  Yesterday I found out that through some errors involved in communication with our insurance agent, we don’t have collision on our policy.  Our car insurance has been an uphill battle for the last year or so, quite unreasonably so….

Callicoon, NY

So, we are here in Callicoon, NY (Callicoon means turkey in dutch.  Named so because of all the wild turkey).  What a beautiful place that God made.  We had the pleasure of hiking some 2 miles or so up a foothill on a hike called the ledges.  From the top we could see the whole…

Cry Out To A Holy God!

I love the song “Take The World But Give Me Jesus”  Because it speaks so deeply into my life.  I just wish I could let go of everything and just sit at Jesus’ feet day in and day out.  Can you imagine what it’ll be like when we are in His presence?  Have you ever…

Prayer. What’s The Deal?

Today’s blog is written to myself as much as to anyone else.  It deals with something we as Christians take for granted.  It deals with something every other religion in the world gives utmost value to.  It deals with prayer. From the ever-on-our-lips, empty promise of “I’ll be praying for you,” to the thirty second…