God really does speak to us through the Bible. The Bible doesn’t have to be defended; it is a living, dangerously sharp collection of books that will penetrate your life and thoughts. Perhaps your familiar with this verse. “For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword,…Read more Listening to God
Everyone seeks after hope. It is as necessary to our lives as food and water. Your children get higher GPA's, with hope. Athletes perform better, recover from injuries better, and adjust mentally to change better when they have hope. Elderly people who have hope live longer than those without hope. Hope breeds confidence to build…Read more My Hope Is a Who!
I'm sitting in our music room/library while Becky is playing worship music on the piano. The presence of the Lord and His peace is so real to us. Slowing down, focusing on God with each other, opens us to the unseen realities of eternity. In His presence we are encouraged, strengthened, and filled up once…Read more We Have More on Our Side!
A Daily Prayer Update Regarding the Coronavirus
Happy Friday Family, At Woodland Church we are taking precautionary measure to protect and care spiritually, emotionally, and physically for our Woodland Family in light of the recent developments with the Coronavirus. We are asking you to help us keep you safe and protect others as well. At this time we are not cancelling our Sunday…Read more Letter to Our Woodland Family 2020/03/13
Mark, is the Creative Arts Pastor at Woodland Church in Brownstown, Michigan. He a talented and creative man with a passion for worship. He is the husband of Kyra, dad to Phillip and Melody. Mark enjoys board games, playing music with Kyra, superhero movies, and walking his dog, Shadow. Mark in the California Redwoods! “In…Read more Guest Post from Mark Warda
“Be my rock of safety where I can always hide. Give the order to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress.” (Psalm 71:3, NLT) The Church has an admirable reputation of responding to epidemics and plagues in her history. Their contemporaries, admired their dedication by risking their lives to serve the sick.…Read more My Thoughts Tonight About Coronavirus
When you understand fasting, you will want to fast. You will call it a delight that you fasted. Once again, I want to emphasize that we don’t fast to score points with God or earn His love. God loves you! Fasting as a response to a crisis in life or as a spiritual discipline out…Read more How to begin and the benefits of Fasting?
Jesus’ disciples tried unsuccessfully to help a boy after the boy’s dad asked them to. The dad and the disciples appealed to Jesus for help. As always Jesus came through and healed by delivering him from the grip of the devil. Later when the disciples asked why they had failed, he told them, “This kind…Read more By Prayer and Fasting
Once a year our congregation observes a 40 day period of fasting and prayer. When we fast and pray we are expressing our deep longing for God. In a sense you could say that we are putting aside the good gifts God gives us in order seek Him. Sometimes during the fast abstaining from food, especially…Read more Fasting and Prayer’s Effects