From April, 2014

An Introduction to the Spirit of God.

  I recently spoke on the gifts of the Holy Spirit at a women’s retreat.  The day before I spoke I decided to take the scriptures about the Holy Spirit and write an introduction to the Giver of the Gifts.  You may understand how a gift is more treasured, when you actually know the giver.…

What gathers us together? Part 3 by Angela Craig

She gathered together her friends and neighbors and said, “Rejoice with me!” Why do we gather…we gather together to rejoice in a life found in Christ. Luke 15: 9 tells this story: “…she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin that I had lost.’ In a similar story, Jesus tells about the great celebration that takes place when the lost sheep is found, “…he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.’ Jesus said that there is more joy in Heaven…

What gathers us together? Part 2 by Brie Dilley

Food. It’s the thing that causes us to gather more than anything else. There is something completely beautiful, and unique about this seemingly mundane thing we do every day. What is it about a family sharing a meal at the dinner table, or a couple splitting dessert on date night, or old friends joined once…

What gathers us together? Part 1

Love is a gathering. “…he will gather.” Isaiah 40:11  We gather around light, campfires, beauty, excitement, success, something new, celebration, laughter, skill courage, gifts, generosity, mercy, the excitingly different, all draws us together. What do you gather around?  What stops your world and demands you to go towards the crowd? Local markets, fresh produce, singing…

Be Devoted

I have been considering the strong language used in the word of God.  Devote yourself, to… What are the things I am devoted to in my daily routine?  Where are the priorities, when time is a highly prized commodity.  What makes you chose the routine of your day? This is your life, are you choosing the better way? If something is your gift, what makes you loose your devotion to it?  The piano unplayed. The instruction that would make his life clear unsaid.  The hospitality gift unused.  The prayer unspoken.  The compliment withheld.  The coaching neglected.  The teaching too costly.…