Two correct ways (and one wrong way) to respond to preaching – Acts 13, Part 4

Do you do a good job in how you respond to preaching and teaching? If you are a Christian, you likely hear preachers and teachers from time to time. Maybe you are a part of a church family, and you attend worship services which include sermons. Maybe you participate in classes or small groups withContinue reading “Two correct ways (and one wrong way) to respond to preaching – Acts 13, Part 4”

How not to become a bitter old maid – Titus 2:1-10, Part 3

I’ll never forget the time, as she in hospice and weeks away from passing, when my maternal grandmother admitted to me, through tears, that she was afraid she was becoming a bad Christian. She was referring to the aging process, and how she could become impatient and angry, or judgmental. No doubt she was alwaysContinue reading “How not to become a bitter old maid – Titus 2:1-10, Part 3”

How to have a multi-generational church – Titus 2:1-10, Part 1

Actor Brad Pitt, now 55 years old, recently commented that acting has become a younger man’s game.  Increasingly, so is much about our culture in America.  Where does that leave those who are older?  Retirement homes?  Are you only worthwhile if you are young?  For a number of years now, America has been in aContinue reading “How to have a multi-generational church – Titus 2:1-10, Part 1”

An embarrassing dream told me the truth about my life [How God feels about our fear – Deuteronomy 31-34, part 1]

I want to tell you about a dream I had this week.  I’ve had a similar one before.  Maybe you’ve had one like this too.  My dream started as I was sitting in a chair at a pool party at a place I didn’t recognize.  At the party were some of my kids’ friends andContinue reading “An embarrassing dream told me the truth about my life [How God feels about our fear – Deuteronomy 31-34, part 1]”