In today’s culture, what does following someone mean? Who are you following? In the age of smartphones, Facebook, Instagram, etc. we “follow” so many people. Who we follow likely ranges from our closest friends or relatives to people we don’t even know. Is how we follow Jesus different?
There are many reasons why I’m thankful that I wasn’t born 100+ years ago: I like air-conditioning in the summer and heat in the winter. Despite my best efforts, I’m a terrible gardener (maybe this summer will be the year!). Cooking is fun for me, but not when I must make 3 meals every day until I die.
On the evening December 24th when most of the community was busy making dinner, going to Church Service and enjoying family time. Tristen and her Ranch Hands at La Crosse spent the night creating "blessing bags." These bags used funds set aside for holiday party as well as donations from Ranch Hands themselves.
When we think about examples of fire in the Bible, there’s a few that come to mind, but one more quickly than the others – the story of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. A quick recap if it’s been a hot minute (get it, hot? 😉) since you’ve been to Sunday School:
I’m not one to talk about high school very often, but in the last 2 weeks, it’s come up several times. The high school I went to wasn’t the wealthy high school in my area. It wasn’t the nicest and we weren’t the best in sports. Off-handedly I joked that “well, if the fire doesn’t destroy you, it will refine you!”
In my lifetime, now more than ever, we seem to have a country in turmoil, there is craziness and danger everywhere, and false reports and slander seem to be the norm. It makes me angry sometimes. It makes me feel powerless…like there’s nothing
We all struggle with spiritual discouragement and lethargy. Some days our circumstances threaten to overwhelm us, and we struggle just to pray. Many times we just don’t feel like doing the things we know we should. For one reason or another, God sometimes seems far off and unreachable.
The Cottleville Pizza Ranch had the privilege of blessing so many of those who serve our community on Christmas Eve!
First, where does Jesus Christ now reside, in the life of the believer? Inside us; more precisely, in our hearts:
Now that this is the second week of 2024, I’m still thinking about what this year could look like for me. I heard the question asked in a podcast, “Is your soul ready for 2024?”. That really got me thinking; am I truly bringing God into my life and into all my plans.
When I was growing up, “New Years Resolutions” seemed to be a much bigger deal than they are today.
Who did Jesus bring with him for the Transfiguration? Matthew 17:1-13.