A Lonely Word

A Lonely Word

If you search for tenderness, it isn’t hard to find You can have the love you need to live But if you look for truthfulness, you might just as well be blind It always seems to be so hard to give Honesty is such a lonely word, everyone is so untrue Honesty is...
Welcome To The Jumble

Welcome To The Jumble

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Did You Miss It?

Did You Miss It?

WHAT I IF TOLD YOU, YOU READ THIS SENTENCE WRONG? Would you believe me? Would you double-check and read it again? Could there be something you missed or overlooked? The Bible is like that, in a way. In fact, the Bible tells us that the Word of God is a living entity:...

Did You Miss It?

WHAT I IF TOLD YOU, YOU READ THIS SENTENCE WRONG? Would you believe me? Would you double-check and read it again? Could there be something you missed or overlooked? The Bible is like that, in a way. In fact, the Bible tells us that the Word of God is a living entity:...
Little Empty Boxes

Little Empty Boxes

This week we’ve considered puzzles—primarily jigsaw puzzles—in relation to our worship. We’re going to wrap up today with a look at the crossword. In fact, there’s a story told that Jesus himself started a crossword puzzle two days before Easter, but got stuck on 2...
Missing Pieces

Missing Pieces

Nothing is more puzzling to see something we cherish and value crumble. Watching from the sidelines as someone’s health fails, as a marriage falters, as kids disavow their parents, as difficult financial situation collapse—the list goes on. Those times when we...
Puzzling Strengths

Puzzling Strengths

A jigsaw puzzle is a set of numerous interlocking pieces that are assembled together to produce a complete picture. Often they’re of nature, landscapes, or a recognizable piece of art. Each piece of the puzzle is unique. When fit together, each piece contributes to...
Puzzling Pieces

Puzzling Pieces

As you look over your life so far, do any of the pieces in your rearview seem puzzling? Confusing? Bewildering? Perplexing? Confounding? Like those moments you wonder: why are they even there, and how could I ever explain that? Sometimes explaining our own history is...
Knowing Value

Knowing Value

A father said to his daughter, “Congratulations! You have graduated with honors. To celebrate, I’m giving you a car I acquired several years ago. It’s a bit older now. But before I give it to you, I want you to take it to the used car lot downtown and tell them I want...
The PRAISE Framework – Day 5

The PRAISE Framework – Day 5

This week we’ve been using the PRAISE framework as a launch point to connect with God and worship him. And today we put a bow on all this. A tip of the hat once again to Darlene Fray for developing this framework and teaching it to our worship team. ======= P –...