“What if we come back to a world where nothing’s the same?” 31:15 Intro

On February 19th, over a dozen people left on a rafting adventure on the Grand Canyon section of the Colorado River.  They unplugged from the Internet and mobile phone service, which was part of the draw of the trip in the first place, and spent the next month on the water, camping along the way. The guide said that every time he leads a trip, someone jokes, “What if we come back to a world where nothing’s the same?”

And Also Much Cattle?

Friedrich Nietzsche wrote, “There are more idols in the world than there are realities.” We wrapped up the book of Jonah this past Sunday seeing Jonah “worshiping” a plant.  Now, I don’t think many us to struggle with worshiping plants.  (To some, the Church Office does have a "cultic-plant-shrine" feel to it but to those... Continue Reading →

Why There Is A PAUSE Button

When we watch a movie as a family, I use the PAUSE button.  Certainly, PAUSE buttons allow for bathroom breaks and refilling of the popcorn bowl.  But in our house, PAUSE buttons allows for the barrage of questions.  Who is he?  PAUSE. What is she doing?  PAUSE.  Where are they?  PAUSE.  Why are they there? ... Continue Reading →

TMS Challenge: Week 15a – His Faithfulness, Lamentations 3:22-23

Over the past weeks' verses in the TMS Challenge, Series C, we are learning to "Rely on God's Resources."  So far, we have memorized verses that teach us to rely on His Spirit and His Strength.  This week, we will cover two verses which remind us of His Faithfulness. As our family and our church... Continue Reading →

TMS Challenge: His Strength, Isaiah 41:10

I love to canoe, and have been blessed to paddle in some absolutely beautiful places.  Recently, I had another such opportunity that is close by, the Pemigewasset River in New Hampshire.  The water there is like crystal, and even in some of the deepest parts, the rocks and sand below are clearly-seen.  Where the river... Continue Reading →

TMS Challenge: Week 13a, 1 Corinthians 3:16

Welcome back to The Topical Memory System, as we start the first week in Series C, "Rely on Christ's Resources."  The study guide suggests that this might be a good time to go back and review the "Principles for Memorizing Scripture" on page 15.  It also asks us to review all the verses from Series B,... Continue Reading →

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