If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple. Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple. (Luke 14:26-27, ESV) Salvation is free, but it will cost you everything. @Tom_Pennington But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss … Continue reading Salvation is free, but it will cost you everything
TREASURES. I like that word. Both the noun and the verb forms. Pastor Tom has been teaching through the Sermon on the Mount and has recently covered the topic of materialism. This post won’t even begin to scratch the surface … Continue reading Would you die for the Bible?
newly-stated goal for my life: “Christ-Intoxicated & Cross-Centered” (Tom Pennington, on Mark 9:30-32) most recent coffee tasted: Kenya Peaberry (thank you, Paul!) favorite Fall TV shows (they’re only fun when I watch with my Mercier family ;)): DWTS (of course!) & Hawaii Five-O (absolutely aMAZing!!) DWTS: starting line favorites – Kyle & Lacey, Jennifer & Derek, Kurt & Anna, and Florence & Corky. 🙂 Len Goodman: “It’s never too early to panic.” Hawaii Five-O: Jin never left the island!? “Book ’em, Danno!” favorite line of the day: “I’ll be down at the YWCA swimming pool throwing pennies in the deep … Continue reading potpourri 9.20
from The Blazing Center… God gives to His people the propensity to cling. Though this is a very simple sort of faith, it is a very complete and effectual form of it. In fact, it is the heart of all faith, and that to which we are often driven when we are in deep trouble or when our mind is somewhat bemuddled by sickness or depression in spirit. We can cling when we can do nothing else, and that is the very soul of faith. Always cling to what you know. (C. H. Spurgeon) from Joni and Friends… I keep … Continue reading cling. be dependent. cry for help.