Make HIM the source, the center, the circumference of ALL your soul’s...– Charles Spurgeon
The Unnecessary Necessity of God
Monday, May 20th, 2013 began just as any other day would for millions around the country. Parents woke up to alert their kids to the start of another school day, people went to work, and others spent some much needed time off. Little did anyone know that for those in Moore, OK the magical utopia known as life would get turned upside down in an instant. An simply massive, EF-5 wedge-shaped tornado...
A Manifestation of Goodness
Over the course of the next few months, the local Church of which I am apart of is studying the attributes of God. Today’s message was discussing the goodness of God along with all of the theological/philosophical baggage that comes with it. We examined the text from Psalm 34 exegetically and the message was great to say the least. [[MORE]]Today though and this message had an extra special...
The In-tolerate Tolerate: Culture Wars 2.0
Less than one week following the 2013 Passion Conference in Atlanta, GA, Louie Giglio was met with a wall of controversy. Giglio, who founded the Passion movement and is the Senior Pastor of Passion City Church, was invited to pray at President Obama’s forthcoming inauguration on January 21st. According to several reports, the inauguration committee selected Giglio due to his strong stance...
Raising Awareness...End It Movement in Louisville,... →
Follow End It’s chapter for the city of Louisville. That’s right, the city!!!
It is blatantly obvious that a core concept of worship since the founding of the Church is singing praise to God. Through this, we are taking part in not only one of the most beautifully sounding chorus, but we are showing a depiction of our hearts in relation to worshiping God. If there is a such direct correlation between these two concepts then it is clear that we have a lot of poor people...
We should use our memories of God’s past acts of providence to increase...– Randy Alcorn, If God is Good (p.272)
Three hundred and sixty-five Days Later
On this day, September 24, 2011, my family and I had to endure one of the hardest trials that I personally hope that no one has to go through first hand. It was on this day three hundred and sixty-five days ago at 5:17 a.m. that my mother went home to be with her Lord Jesus Christ. As obvious, this has a tremendous affect on yourself and everyone around you. However, throughout this process there...
The Gospel is what reveals to us the glory of God.– Dr. Ralph Neal, The Gospel is the Heart of a Healthy Church message given on September 23,2012
The Church is and will always be at its healthiest when every Christian can line...– In My Place, Condemned He Stood, Mark Dever and J.I. Packer (p.27)
Tuesday, September 11, 2001-Presidential Address →
September 11,2001: Perspective from a 5th Grader
Eleven years ago today, I was awakening from my slumber in Harrodsburg, KY to prepare for my day at elementary school. As I awakened though there was something obviously different. I had the strongest sense that something bad was going to happen. I did not know what or how, but I just knew. I argued, begged, and even cried to my mom to let me stay home because of the fear that took me captive....
The Craziest Stand: a different perspective on...
It is no doubt in my mind that Wednesday, August 1st, 2012 will be chalked down in the history books of this country. Perhaps the craziest day that I have personally ever witnessed in my life took place in the confines of a local Chick-Fil-A restaurant. Filled with “supporters” of the QSR chain piled in for what was a day filled with long lines, lines on top of lines, and orders that...
Pray for the “strong” Christians in your life too… their...– Chrys Jones
Convicting Notebook and Side effects
Scripture can and is (in accordance to the Christian worldview) the main thing that can bring about pure change, hope, or even conviction into one’s life. Obviously, this is an result of the inter workings of the Holy Spirit moving within an individual to push them to pursue or renew a broken relationship with their Creator. However, we can sometimes forget about the extra-biblical things...
Meditations on the death of a Saint
Judging by the title of this entry, you may first think that I am referring to the death of a pastor, deacon, elder, or even a cardinal. Nothing though could be further from the truth. You see, any believer in Jesus Christ who pursues Him, believes and professes faith in Him, and is continually being shaped by Him is in a process called sanctification. What is sanctification? Glad you...
Severe Weather!- 2/23
Its a beautiful day today here in the Louisville area with highs in the 70’s and sunshine,weather that is not typical for the month of February. Things will yet again shift drastically today as highs tomorrow will not even get out of the 40’s. How is this shift occuring? This is thanks to a cold front that is sliding across the area that will bring about severe weather today. What...
First Christmas in a New Chapter
The year 2011 has been a crazy one in my life…and that is just placing it in the slightest form of words. If you have read my previous entry on here, then you know why this special time of year has taken on a new form in a different chapter of life. For those who don’t know, my mom passed away on Saturday, September 24, 2011 at 5:17 a.m. Saying that the year has been harder since then...
A Nightmare with Thanksgiving
There are particular days in one’s life that will always seem to stick out in our minds more than others. For my generation, one already comes to mind: September 11,2001. Most people of my generation were either ending their elementary school career or beginning a new chapter in middle school when tragedy struck. Most remember watching the T.V. in utter shock or left to question the...
Many Thanks for Much Support
As of recent times, most people have probably noticed that I have been a little stressed out. This is mainly due to the health condition of my mother. Currently, she is in the hospital and all that we know as of right now is that she has a leaking heart valve. Realize that this is not a post in which to try to lure its readers to the authors level and cause them to feel sorry for him. However,...
I'm not ashamed......or am I?
Typically, I fail to glance at the ‘Verse of the Day’ which comes to me via twitter, Bible Gateway, or Zondervan’s Daily e-mail. Yet, there was a stark difference for this Sunday morning at 2 AM. Having to sadly admit my own absence from being in the Gospel, I decided to turn my eyes upon it via biblegateway.com. The verse for this particular day is one of those that we can (for...
Evolution of Technology: Gadget Parent
It was envisioned back in the 1980’s or 1990’s that every desk would contain a P.C. While the P.C. has had an instrumental influence upon all of our lives beginning in the mid-1990’s with the invention of the internet, the title of mainstream influence has clearly been passed to technology giant Apple. Apple products have become more prevalent ever since the invention of the iPod...
Real repentance is a change of heart that results in a change of behavior…– Carl McCray, Pastor of Burgin Baptist Church via Facebook
Humbling Thoughts about being Truly in God
Note from JM: The following is from the devotional “My Utmost for His Highest” by Oswald Chambers. In this devotional for June 28, Chambers reminds us that in every little thing that we do especially in relation to the Gospel God is still holding on to us. By holding on to us Chambers expresses how God guides us as to what we need to do and how we need to be reminded of who we are as...
The Church is not present to maintain our Faith, the church is there to assist...– Adam Steele, Facebook status 6/30/11
Taking a short adventure →
Here is a picture of me in front of the bridges that are in Louisville along the Ohio River. I was in the middle of a fairly intense bike ride, one in which I feel the urge to do over again.
While it is very early on yet another blessed day of life, I decided to take a peak at what the devotional had for pondering upon today. It may be early, but needless to say I was most definitely humbled. Most of the time in our daily lives as Christians we can tend to be somewhat critical about others. Not only are we sometimes critical, but we cast judgments upon fallen people who are outside...
End of All...Not: An appeal for devoted prayer
As most of you have seen via the media or other outlets such as Twitter, judgement day did not arrive as outlined by Family Radio. Family Radio’s leader Harold Camping (89), who predidicted the end once before in September 1994, has sadly gone missing and cannot be found following the failed prediction. Family Radio’s website comes and goes over the web and his followers are devasted...
The End is Near? The False Teaching of Harold... →
Here is an great article by Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr., President of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY, about the world ending this week?! That’s right! According to Harold Camping, the world will end this Saturday, May 21 at 6:00 p.m. Yet the very resource he credits, the Word of God, contradicts his own predictions. What is one to think from a Scriptural standpoint...
Every body wants to be fit, but nobody wants to exercise. Everybody wants to...– Trey Ethridge, Facebook Status Update (4/25).
You Aren't Forgotten
As most can see, a post has not been made in quite some time. There have been a lot of things that have been going on lately that have prevented me from posting on here. A post will come soon enough…..hopefully! Hope all is well to you their in the interwebz and hope that you are bringing God glory in whatever you are doing and allowing that glory to be the basis on which you do everything.
World-wide Panic:Pray for Japan
As of recently, if anyone remotely glances at the news will notice a lot of stuff that has been going on. Yesterday especially. Yesterday, an 8.9 magnitude earthquake struck Japan which lasted for almost two minutes. This quake has left an utter shock in its wake. It has caused tsaumi waves to hit not only Japan, but as far west as Hawaii, California, Washington, Organ, and Alaska. Fires are...
An Appeal for Prayer
One can take a glance at the news and notice that something is not right. There is political turmoil breaking out in Egypt, Libya, and Northern Africa along Union protests going on in Wisconsin here in the states. In this nation that appears to be some-what stable, there are still problems that are going on just like in the other parts of the world. There is a war in Iraq. North Korea is becoming...
What the heck are all the Christian men doing? There is a 3 to 1 ratio for women...– Facebook friend, status update
VERY brief college update!
Spring semester of the 2010-11 school year is now well underway! Syllabus shock has come and gone and the work of the classes has begun. Getting back into life here at school was quite a welcomed experience. Yet, the winter break was a much more amazing one in which God worked. That is the only way that it can be described! God worked in my life over the break in which opened my eyes to multiple...
Our Boyce Bulldogs play the Free Will Baptist Flames today. With that team name,...– Russel Moore, professor and Dean at SBTS via Twitter
Our sin affects God. When our hearts are set on evil instead of God, He is...– Dan Reed, Facebook Status Update
Passion 2011-Day 5
Passion 2011, which was in Atlanta, GA, was an amazing gathering of 18-25 year olds who are on the move for Christ; dieing (literally in some cases of persecution) to make the Name of Jesus famous on this Earth! For those of us that went to Passion, which was a week ago today, knows just how awesome it was to come together just as the Church and worship in somewhat unity with 22,000 of our...
2011 just like 2012?
As this new year gets under way, let me say first off Praise be to God! It is a new year in which God has blessed us with and it has begun in a way that is indescribable! I am here for one reason: to glorify Jesus Christ and bring praise, worship, and adoration to Him….nothing else. I hope that you are as well. Recently, it has been speculated about the end times. So much so, an...
2010: A year now gone by
It is extremely hard to believe, but 2010 is now just hours away from being written into the history books. Personally, a lot has happened this. I am currently a sophomore in college, been to an area of the country that I have never seen, made new friends, and continued to build already developed relationships. Of course, with it being New Year’s Eve, there is one thing that has stuck out in...
Theologians such as Piper, Platt, and many more (nothing against them at all,...– John Mike, Facebook status update
On behalf of myself and my family, we just wanted to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. May you and your family have a joyous celebration in remembering the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. I also want to take this opportunity to ask you to please be in prayer for me. While it is Christmas time, planning for mission trips has already begun. An opportunity has arisen to allow me to take part...
Anonymous asked: Do you know the Muffin Man?
One child can change the world Christmas Morn’ The King of all kings was...