Rhythmically Challenged

I have been wrestling a lot recently with the concept of becoming vs. doing.  For much of my life, the driving force was what did I do?  The more I did, the better, the more public, impressive, flashy, even greater.  Yet as I read scripture it is abundantly clear that God is not impressed with […]

#Thoughtsandprayersarenotenough

“I used to believe that prayer changes things. But now I know that prayer changes us and we change things.”  Mother Teresa In you, Lord my God, I put my trust. I trust in you; do not let me be put to shame, nor let my enemies triumph over me.  No one who hopes in you will […]

Busy for God?

For the last number of weeks I have been wrestling with the tension between biblical values that God has for us and our churches, vs. what can be easy to default to.  Last week I wrote about the tension of making decisions.  Is the highest priority making people happy, or living into God’s call for, […]

Transformed and Transforming

Last week I laid out 2 ways of being, and investing time and resources that God has placed on my heart and challenged me with: 4 Corners 4 Walls TCC changes BD forever for Christ Every hope, dream, and wish of yours for TCC comes true New believers baptized, those far from Christ come near […]

Count the Cost

This past week we talked in our message about Jesus call to count the cost of following Him.  So often we think of the challenges of following Jesus, and forget that Jesus is partnered with a promise in John 10:10: I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.”  Part of counting the […]

Love Big

This “knowledge” puffs up, but love builds up. 2 If anyone imagines that he knows something, he does not yet know as he ought to know. 3 But if anyone loves God, he is known by God. 1 Corinthians 8:1-3 ESV For the last few weeks we have been talking about what the word discipleship means from a reflective lifestyle, to authentic community, […]

Peace of God

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice.  Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand;  do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.  And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ […]

Transform

If you ask most people will tell you that they want their lives to be better tomorrow than it is today.  Many Christians will tell you similarly that they want and believe that they should be growing in their faith, their knowledge of scripture, and their relationship with God.  The challenge is that as people […]

Child Like Faith

“Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. 4 Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 18:3-4 ESV Jesus mention of a child like faith, begs the question to me, what is so different in the faith of a child that […]

Inefficient Gospel

I envy individuals who are talked about as strong people.  Often it is used to talk about individuals who are in the midst of stress, personal struggles, or crisis, and are able to navigate it with grace, and a relatively level head.  I want to be one of those strong people.  This was not a […]