When I see my wife smile, or our children and grandsons smile, my heart swells with joy. Either they are pleased or amused. It doesn’t matter which, I’m happy with their pleasure. However, the goal of my life is not pleasing them, but pleasing God. There is a huge difference and it's what I will…Read more God Pleasers!
“Oh, how my soul praises the Lord. How my spirit rejoices in God my Savior!” (Luke 1:46–47, NLT) Most of us would agree with Mary, we can't help but rejoice as we sing the songs of Christ's incarnation! God becomes man to abide with us. The angel said, "Name him Jesus, for he will save his…Read more Sing with Hope this Christmas!
Sunday Morning at Woodland while worshipping with our congregation a deep joy flowed through me. Eric, one of our young men home for the Thanksgiving weekend, led us in worship. Behind him was another student, Noah, home from Valley Forge, was playing guitar. Eric's parents were singing and Noah's Dad was playing bass. It was…Read more Watching A Dream Flourish
It's music to hear someone ask with enthusiasm, "What do you want me to do? Just ask? Anything?" This year, one of our volunteers said to me, "Pastor, I'll do anything to help, all you have to do is ask!" Wow! Those words were encouraging to me. In the months that have followed, their word…Read more Getting Ready For Christmas – What do you want me to do?
Two weeks ago I was running the hills of Georgia, visiting with our parents, and playing with my grandchildren in North Carolina. One day I ran a steep hilly course that challenges me. Although my time will never threaten anyone, Beth Gilday's inspires me with her faith and prayers to keep running. Springtime in the…Read more Joy and Disappointment in Two Weeks
Prayer Devotional from Pastor Greg Laurie. "Let them exalt Him also in the assembly of the people, And praise Him in the company of the elders." Psalm 107:32 I can give you a very good reason why you should never be late to church: you miss out on that time when God is glorified.…Read more Prayer Devotional from Pastor Greg Laurie
Then those whose lives honored God got together and talked it over. God saw what they were doing and listened in. A book was opened in God's presence and minutes were taken of the meeting, with the names of the God-fearers written down, all the names of those who honored God's name. God-of-the-Angel-Armies said, "They're…Read more Honoring God’s Name