Sunday, August 10, 2014 I got ready for church that Sunday morning, thinking that we would go to CedarCreek Day and the Rib Off from there. My husband Mike wasn’t feeling well, so he said, “Go on without me. I’ll meet you at the Rec Center.” So I left for church. As soon as the […]
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In life we all have made mistakes. We have said things that hurt others. We have done things we shouldn’t have. We all fall short of God’s perfect standard. Wouldn’t it be nice to have our slate wiped clean and our guilt lifted from our shoulders – to have our past screw-ups put “out of […]
Have you ever broken the rules? Have you ever faced the consequences of those broken rules? Did anyone ever show mercy to you? Biblical times were no different. God punished the Jewish nation and showed them his displeasure, yet he had mercy on them and delivered them. This gives you background to what the prophets […]
They are not much to look at. Small, pearly, ridged, oval eggs, sitting on a soft, fragrant milkweed leaf. When they hatch, they are even less to look at: small, rice-sized, gray worms with a black head. They eat and eat and eat some more, and as they eat, they change. They go from looking […]
“My dad is stronger than your dad!” Did you ever find yourself in a discussion like this when you were a kid? I did … all the time. I can remember a particular instance in which the back-and-forth continued for quite some time. My friend and I were debating who could throw a football farther. […]
Throughout this first week of the “God Is” series, The LivingItOut has examined the topic of God’s presence in our lives through scripture in the Book of Exodus. The wonderfully simple concept we’ve explored this week is that when we realize God is present, we discover that we are never alone. This week’s LivingItOut has […]
This week we’ve talked about how we need to trust God because he has promised to be with us. His very name promises us this. We have looked at the story of God telling Moses that he is the man to lead the Israelites out of Egypt and Moses balking at this commission. Over and […]
Who are you? If you are as old as me, or just a fan of the rock and roll band, The Who, or the TV show CSI, you now have the song “Who are You?” playing in your head with all the “who-who,” “who-whos” accompanying it! Sorry! But it is a good question, one with […]
“God is with me, wherever I go!” This was the Biblical truth my then-4-year-old son proclaimed to me when I picked him up from his first experience at Vacation Bible School last summer. We downloaded the soundtrack and listened to that classic Sunday school song on repeat for weeks. As many times I heard those […]
Over four years of complete solitude. This was Scottish mariner Alexander Selkirk’s reality. He had spent about a year robbing Spanish ships on behalf of the British Empire when he demanded that his Captain – whom he disagreed with about the safety of the ship – leave him on the island near which they were […]