Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Parenting -- Beyond Sunday Morning

I recently had the opportunity to speak with Lane Sebring our Next Generations Pastor about parenting. We had such a fun time discussing spiritual leadership and more. Take a look at Beyond Sunday Morning and let me know what you think.........

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

2 Hot Topics in Marriage

I wanted to share some links on 2 Hot Topics in Marriage: Sex and Conflict. There doesn't have to be conflict in the area of sex. Here are 2 resources that might help your relationship. Let me know what you think....

  • One of our pastors at Centreville Baptist Church, Lane Sebring, shares on the topic of Sex.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Praise Him with a MEGAPHONE

I haven't blogged in awhile, but I want to share a new discovery concerning Praise and Thanks. I'm taking a class on the Psalms and learning so much. Here's what I've found so transforming.

  • Praise is "a public and vocal act of genuine delight in the person and actions of God."* Praise in the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) is always spoken and meant to be public. There is no silent praise to God.
  • Thanks is a New Testament word. It can be done aloud or privately in one's heart. 

This perspective is a new one for me. It's changing the way I think about my own prayer life. Based on these new-to-me definitions I too often stop at thanks, and fail to actually PRAISE! I desire to be more vocal and public about how I feel about our magnificent God. I want to use a LOUD VOICE (that's "MEGAS PHONE" in the Greek!) What about YOU?

*from And I Will Praise Him, by Ronald B. Allen

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Prodigal Children

Do you have a prodigal child or know someone who does? I found this article written by a prodigal child himself, who just happens to be John Piper's son. It offers great insight that might help a struggling parent out there.

Let Them Come Home (John and Abraham Piper)