on August 3rd, 2021
As you read this blog, I am likely riding a boat down the canals of the Riverwalk of San Antonio, Texas, or maybe I’m taking in the glorious stories of a tour guide with a strong Texas drawl about the battles of the Alamo, or I could just be rolling out of bed, sipping on my second cup of coffee. Any of those is perfectly fine by me.See, this week, Heather and I are on vacation. This is a delayed ...
For the Love of the Grow
on July 27th, 2021
I’m on a gardening kick, which all started with my love of food and cooking. I started by learning to grow the fresh herbs I always found myself buying such as Basil, Parsley, Oregano, Thyme, and Rosemary. A few failed attempts, some trial and error, and a little advice from other gardeners helped me sustain a consistent herb garden. I’ve since moved forward and added some vegetables and fruits th...
Go to Camp!
on July 20th, 2021
“Camp is not all it’s cracked up to be.” I spoke these words about camp before I moved here to Jacksonville. Growing up I went to camp, maybe once or twice during middle school. Camp was not something I was interested in; it didn’t hurt my feelings if I missed a week of camp. This attitude I had about camp continued when I became a youth minister in Indiana. I was never forced to push camp on stud...
Geek Out Over God's Word
on July 13th, 2021
Trekkies, Potterheads, fans of Marvel (Stan Lee called them “True Believers”), Perhaps you know someone who identifies themselves in one or more of these fandoms.With 23 movies, and newer TV shows like WandaVision and Loki on Disney+, the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) has a large group of devotees, including my sons. They will discuss with great excitement the revelations and connections they fi...
on July 6th, 2021
When I was a child, we moved into a house with a decent sized backyard. Our neighbor next door had a pool, and even more fascinating, a garden! He was growing corn, tomatoes, carrots, and more. The next spring, my dad got the gardening itch, and we planted a garden, as well. We cleared out the rocks and roots, tilled the dirt (it’s Florida, I think it would be wrong to call it soil!) and then ...
Catch Your Breath
on June 29th, 2021
Have you ever had your breath taken away? Upon the birth of your child? When speeding down that first major decline on a roller coaster? By being knocked flat on your back during a game of dodge ball? Upon receiving the news of the tragic loss of a loved one? Or the unfortunate odor of a skunk? We’ve probably all lost our breath at some time.Recently, a group of us were blowing up balloons for a p...
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Jesus is the LightHow Much Longer Lord?He SpokeBe ThankfulWhat Does Hope Look Like: The RainbowWhat does hope look like: A RamCORE 52 Chapter 31 The Greatest CommandWhat Does Hope Look Like: A Cloud and FireWhat Does Hope Look Like: A LambWhat Does Hope Look Like: The CrossHope LostYou can trust him!Core 52 - Chapter 32 - The Incarnation - John 1:14All The ThingsWashing FeetWho Named You?Core 52 Chapter 33 - Love - John 3:16Lord, take my desiresTransformationYou are Safe!You are Clean!Core 52 - Chapter 34 - WorshipChoose Joy!
Core 52 Chapter 35 - CommunionFirst Things FirstCore 52 Chapter 36 - Eternal SecurityHelp!!!Faith of A Mustard SeedTrading Fear for FreedomCore 52 Chapter 37 - Holy SpiritCore 52 Chapter 38 - The AscensionReopening of ECC - Service TimesReopening of ECC - Top Ten ListReopening of ECC - Children's ProgrammingReopening of ECC - ProgrammingReopening of ECC - Seating
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