Sunday, December 16, 2012

Christmas Paper


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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Design Series - Hope


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Design Series - Truth


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Design Series - Faith


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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Masks

Luke 16:13
“No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other.” (NIV)

We have so many masks for covering up our inconsistencies.
1. Church Mask
2. Work Mask
3. Family Mask
4. Friend Mask

Who are we trying to kid? God sees through each of our meager efforts to put on a front. Why do we try to portray a different person to different people? The need to be accepted is so powerful among mankind. This, I believe, is a form of serving the wrong master. We want to feel loved, comfortable, and accepted so much that it sacrifices an intimate relationship with Christ. Do what is right. Live with integrity. Be REAL!

If you can't say or do things in church that you would normally do in real life . . . then it is time to take a break and reanalyze things.

If you portray your life as perfect, how do you help others through the problems that you have personally gone through?

Stop juggling all your masks! Be the same person all the time. A lot of times our actions can be viewed as hypocritical because of all the quick costume changes.

Simplify the wardrobe. Taking off the mask can be a frightening experience but is well worth it.  When you can be honest with other believers, yourself, and God, life seems so much simpler.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Peter and Us

Have you noticed how hard people are on Peter in the Bible?  He was impulsive, reactive, and one of the most vocal of the disciples.  Personally I admire the man.  He said things that everyone else was thinking but didn't have the guts, or stupidity, to say it.  He is also known for his rejection of Christ three times in a row.

I feel for Peter.  The times I've rejected Christ in my lifetime . . . I have no place to judge the man.  Your friends listen to music with filthy language, do you flip the radio station?  How about those trashy movies, do you say anything in complaint?  Maybe you have one or two friends where you know you can cuss your head off and they'll only laugh. 

The only difference between Peter and yourself?  You don't hear the rooster crow . . .

Monday, May 14, 2012

Modern Day Christianity

Have you noticed how lax our christianity has gotten? Sin is no longer sin in our churches, schools, and even relationships. I guess it's okay now to shack up with your boyfriend during the week and then go to church on the weekends and sing about God. Or you know, we cant judge gays because we need to love them instead. Even affairs are seen as okay in churches because of 'following your heart' or 'renewing high school romances'.

These things are open abominations to Christ. He has said over and over in His word how much he hates these things! Not only do these things destroy the Christian witness, but they also destroy the person doing them. God knows us. He knows our nature, and made rules in the Bible to protect us from destroying ourselves.

But do what you want. After all we can't be caught judging . . . It's cool to be tolerant, right?

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Mysteries of Life

I find it funny how relationships work. Breakups happen and people magnetically find each other and start dating again.

Relationships just don't make sense.

Some sparks fly and never ignite. And then sometimes you find the real deal and the slow burning flame lasts for a lifetime.

Love isn't a cheap flitting sparrow. It should be noble like an eagle. It should overcome all odds and forgive all wrongs.

God gives us the ultimate example of love and the sacrifice it brings.

God created so much variety in life, in people, in creation. He had to have known that our convictions would differ so much from one another. Some people are crazy and some are conservative yet He loves us equally. He made variety in each snowflake.

Each grain of sand holds a mystery.