Hope in Suffering

As Christians, we know that we live in a broken world where sin’s taint causes all kinds of evil and bad things to happen. Paul says that creation groans to be set right. But we groan with creation because we can sense a bit of how things are supposed to be and how they one day will be restored.

September 1, 2017
Enjoying the View

Are you missing out on enjoying the view because all you can see is the mountain in your way?

August 18, 2017
Lasting Impressions

For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing, to one a fragrance from death to death, to the other a fragrance from life to life.

July 21, 2017
Starting Point Music Camp 2017 Wrap-up

Please enjoy this video of photos taken during the camp.

July 7, 2017
The Best Moment of Music Camp

This year, God once again provided what we needed so that every student had an instrument to practice and learn on during the camp. But at the end of camp, we asked and 13 of our campers reported that they did not have an instrument of their own to practice with at home. We committed to pray with them that God would provide that instrument somehow.

June 30, 2017
Starting Point: Building Your Band Camp returns!

By the time this post gets sent to the email boxes of my subscribers, we will be starting up our

June 19, 2017
God Cares About Dying Also

I have been following a reading plan this year to read through the whole Bible and this year’s plan has an Old Testament, New Testament, and Psalm reading each day. I like to start in the Psalms so I turned to the assigned passage, Psalm 116, and began to read. When I got to verse 15, I had to stop and read it a couple more times. “How precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.”

May 26, 2017
Family

Family. My family has been and is by far the most influential foundation of my life. My mom and dad

May 12, 2017
Jesus Loves Me

I really struggle with knowing that Jesus loves me. It’s just hard for me to confidently accept that truth. The failure to understand this truth has real ramifications in my life. So how do I take hold of this wonderful truth?

April 28, 2017
Unmerited Favor

Earlier this week, I saw the love of Christ demonstrated in the gift of a chocolate cake.

April 14, 2017
A Slave to the Right Master

It is not simply that we are no longer slaves to sin and we can simply live our lives skipping merrily through the fields. No – we are set free from bondage to sin and we then CHOOSE to place ourselves in slavery to righteousness.

March 31, 2017
What I Will Become

God doesn’t see you as the person who hasn’t got it all together yet. He sees you through the potential that you have to be as you grow with Him.

March 24, 2017
What’s My Purpose?

I guess that I am what many people would consider “middle-aged.” For a lot of people, this brings about a “mid-life crisis,” where they question whether they are accomplishing the things in life that they want to accomplish.

March 10, 2017
Lost in Translation

In my past life, I was an Assistant District Attorney prosecuting criminals for the State of North Carolina. One of

March 3, 2017
Where’s My Focus?

When we see God for the first time, we are going to realize how insignificant everything else is in comparison. These things that I’m stressed about or tired of dealing with are not even going to be meaningless in the light of who God is. So where is my focus? Is it on the greatness of God or on this trivial temporary existence?

February 17, 2017
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