This month, I want to do something a little different. A lot of the music out right now is not just on a thirteen song album but has transformed to two-four song EPs, or singles. So, instead of focusing on one album, I want to highlight some of the amazing singles out on iTunes right now.
Nathaniel Pritt sings the never-changing message that God’s “Love Stays the Same.” This is a great guitar driven, contemporary song with meaningful lyrics and a catchy hook. Nathaniel’s voice is a joy to listen to, plus he’s an excellent guitar player.
Next, we have a completely different artist, D.A. Davies. “Rise Up” is a hard-hitting, synth-pop hit that will increase faith in your spirit. Not only is D.A.’s voice amazingly smooth, but he is a poet and delivers the message through rap. You’ll be chanting the … Read More »
“Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” –Matthew 25:40
Christmas. That wonderful time of year filled with programs, lights, gifts, décor, food, etc. In other words—stuff, stuff, and MORE STUFF! We live in a world where more is more and more is better. Somewhere among the hustle and bustle, Jesus is inserted in there. Right there nestled below our four billion light display, you can see a small vintage manger scene. After all, Jesus is the reason for the season.
Over the Christmases, Jesus has been made smaller, and our stuff has been made bigger. I don’t believe there’s anything wrong with gift giving, Christmas programs, light displays, or parties. I enjoy them all! But I am guilty of becoming so caught up in the festivities … Read More »
Snow, bright lights, good food, warm fires, family, friends—’tis the season! As the cool weather sets in, there is a refreshing expectancy in the air. The smell of pumpkin spice fills the atmosphere, and cinnamon tickles the senses of those enamored with the holiday spirit. The malls are hustling with shoppers, and the economy is once again boosted by those looking for “that perfect gift.”
But through all the festivities and gatherings, smiles and laughter, there are lonely hearts abiding in silence. It seems wherever you go, there is always a degree of pressure when it comes to the relationship scene, and it seems the pressures heighten during the holiday season. Loneliness appears as an unwanted holiday gift. Whether it be a lack of family relationships, friend relationships, or even companion relationships, none are easy to cope with when you … Read More »
Lines are bursting through double doors. Music is blasting louder than your grandmother’s hearing aid will allow. Energy is high and wound up tight with a pretty bow of procrastination.
Christmastime is here.
You have all types in this Christmas mix. Many stories and many traditions, yet at this time of the year, we find ourselves mysteriously united in one common purpose. It’s a time we all look forward to—whether in dread or in sheer anticipation—we all look.
You see, we have this Christmas picture painted in our minds. I like to call it, “the greatest and most spectacularly beautiful Christmas season anyone anywhere has ever experienced” picture.
It’s a lovely image of Christmas with its bright lights, snowdrifts, and carolers out and about. It’s a picture where you’ve given all the gifts and avoided all family conflict. And you’ve done this … Read More »
The following eyewitness account was given by Zach’s friend, Bradley Glaspell, one week after the lightning strike.
One week ago today, I sat and waited to see if Zach would call me. If he was allowed, I was going to pick him up and bring him to camp for the day. At 7:30 he called, and I started a life-changing journey. Around 9:15 I picked up Zach. We were back at camp and in service around 10:30. Bro. Caleb Tisdale preached that morning. In his closing, he directed us to ask for miracles for ourselves, for our family, and for our church. I’d love to know what Zach asked for. I believe he got a miracle for all three.
About Noon the service ended. They were going to have games. Zach offered to be a Glaspell for a day and win some … Read More »