How to Overcome Evil With Good + Grace & Truth {Week 24}

We unquestionably live in an evil world. It taints our relationships and it terrorizes our world. So what is a Christ-follower to do? God has something to say about this. "Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good." (Romans 12:21) This is one of those verses that rolls off the tongue rather easily, but what does it mean? How can I achieve this seemingly … [Read more...]

5 Misconceptions of a New Christian

As a new Christian, I had many notions that I have realized throughout the years were either completely false or utterly ridiculous.  Below are just a few of the major misconceptions that caused a bit of a struggle for me at one time or another. 1. Life (in general) will get easier.  Wow!  I was totally mistaken regarding this one!!!  In many ways, life goes on as usual.  … [Read more...]

Oh Behave! ~ Training Your Child to Behave in Church

  ...they all walked sedately into the church. The first clang of the bell rang out when they were on the steps. After that, there was nothing to do but sit still till the sermon was over. It was two hours long. Almanzo's legs ached and his jaw wanted to yawn, but he dared not yawn or fidget. He must sit perfectly still and never take his eyes from the preacher's … [Read more...]

7 Ways to Encourage Your Minister of Music

Numerous articles have been written about how you, as a church member, can be an encouragement to your pastor- how you can constructively praise his sermon, pray for him, get him a great gift for Pastor Appreciation Month, etc. These are good things. Please be sure to support your pastor. Being a pastor is one of the toughest and most thankless jobs out there, and if you've … [Read more...]

What is Reformation Day?

The Protestant Reformation. Outside of Biblically recorded events and the closing of the canon of Scripture, it is arguably the most important event in church history, and one of the most important events in world history as well, yet many Christians today are unaware of this landmark incident in their heritage which birthed the Protestant church. The year was 1517. A monk … [Read more...]