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Backyard Revival 

Backyard Revival 
“Bringing the Church to Denny & Irene”
It began when Irene posted pictures of the new ramp installed for Denny’s wheelchair on the back of her home. Her husband Denny had fought and won a long battle with cancer only to then be stricken with a virus. The treatment for the virus left him blind in both eyes and caused dangerous brain bleeds. It was determined that to treat the virus would be more damaging than to not treat. Denny had become very weak and was not able to come to church.… Read more

Let us pray.... while there is still time 

Prayer is something that we as believers should be doing on a daily basis and yet can so easily be pushed down the list of "things to do." We live our lives in a flurry of hustle and bustle and fall into bed exhausted each night. We jump up at the sound of the alarm only to begin the flurry once more. We are reminded to pray when we are caught off guard by a crisis or a personal need, but daily prayer can either become numb through ritualistic formula prayer or simply pushed aside. Has it occurred to you… Read more

Love letter from God 

My Child... 
You may not know me, but I know everything about you.
Psalm 139:1 
I know when you sit down and when you rise up.
Psalm 139:2 
I am familiar with all your ways.
Psalm 139:3 
Even the very hairs on your head are numbered.
Matthew 10:29-31 
For you were made in my image.
Genesis 1:27 
In me you live and move and have your being.
Acts 17:28 
For you are my offspring.
Acts 17:28 
I knew you even before you were conceived.
Jeremiah 1:4-5 
I chose you when I planned creation.
Ephesians 1:11-12 
You were not a… Read more

"A Fight to the Finish with the Armor of God" 

  Ephesians 6:10-18 (NIV, The Message)
God is strong, and He wants you strong. So take everything the Master has set out for you, well-made weapons of the best materials. And put them to use so you will be able to stand up to everything the Devil throws your way. This is no afternoon athletic contest that we'll walk away from and forget about in a couple of hours. This is for keeps, a life-or-death fight to the finish against the Devil and all his angels.

Be prepared. You're up against far more than you can… Read more

Why Should I Pray? 

"We got to pray if we gonna make it today!" (M.C. Hammer) Beginning your day with prayer invites God into the details. Ending your day with prayer gives you an opportunity to be thankful for His presence. But there is all that space in between. That space could be filled with busyness, celebration, trials, pain, etc....and all of these are an opportunity to talk to God. The bible tells us to pray without ceasing. (1 Thessalonians 5:17) That simply means that the line between you and God should remain open… Read more

Pray The Lord's Prayer over your loved ones 

One of the most beautiful prayers - the Lord's Prayer - may sound simple or traditional, but His prayer has profound and lasting impact, which is fresh and new every day. For a fresh insight into the depth of this prayer and God's goodness you can pray the words of the Lord's Prayer, inserting your name or that of your spouse, friend, child, or parent. You are a mighty spiritual warrior in God's kingdom. The enemy would like nothing more than to keep you prayerless. Instead, pray this prayer for those you… Read more

Homeless, hopeless, where can they go? 

I had the experience of sitting in the Catholic Diocese Center for the Homeless waiting room in Richmond, VA for an hour last week. It was one of the saddest experiences of my life. I talked to a woman who had 2 jobs and 2 kids in school and was being evicted from her 1 yr govt. apt struggling to make ends meet and just keep her children in their school. A young woman sat down in tears who was running from an abusive relationship. There was no one there to comfort her.... "just wait over there, we'll have… Read more

Peace Like a River 

It is Well
Horatio G. Spafford, 1873

When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say,
It is well, it is well with my soul. (v1)
There are few things that are more soothing than to sit back, rest and gaze upon a river that is calm and smooth and reflective of a glorious sky above. You can imagine this scene at sunrise, sunset or blue skies with fluffy white clouds. You take a deep breath in… and exhale a cleansing sigh of relief. For in… Read more

Reading into your Future 

Are you so worried about your future that you are willing to try just about anything looking for answers? Do you feel so powerless that you are constantly trying new things to feel “in control” of your life and the lives of those around you? 

Astrology, Tarot Cards, Palm Readers, Fortune Tellers, Numerology, Attempts at contacting the dead through various methods, Vampirism, Witchcraft of various types, I could go on and on.
I have even heard my Christian brothers and sisters looking for answers in all the… Read more

Clean up the Clutter! 

Well… this week I will take down the stockings, remove all the candy canes, lights and balls from our "throw-back" Christmas tree, and put away the various reminders of Old St. Nicholas and all his friends. The angels will be carefully laid in their storage boxes and my manger scene statue will be padded and packed. It's kind of sad to put away all the visual reminders of the birth of our Savior, but it will also be nice not to have to pick up foil icicles from various parts of the house. The table tops… Read more
"Words which do not give the light of Christ increase the darkness."
Mother Teresa