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Kitchen Worship

I can do all things through him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13 For me… some days… a life of worship plays out in my kitchen… After dinner, when I’ve waited until late to go back and clean up, after sleeping on the sofa in the den, I still need to wash dishes, put away leftovers, […]

To Live a Life of Worship

I will praise you forever for what you have done; in your name I will hope, for your name is good. I will praise you in the presence of your saints. Psalm 52:9 My friend Rebecca lost her battle to cancer in August. Rebecca loved Jesus, family and her church. She taught so many how […]

Family Devotional: Joy

Joy Third Sunday of Advent    “Shout with joy to the Lord, all the earth!”Psalm 100:1 The angel made several visitations right before the birth of John and Jesus.  The angel’s first words…”Don’t be afraid…”. Ask those around you:  How do you think you would respond if you were like Zechariah, Mary, or Joseph and an angel showed […]

Other-Centered: A Key to Worship

And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flocks by night. Luke 2:8 Read Luke 2:8-20Shepherds… they lived out in the field keeping watch… their hearts other-centered… not self-centered… They did not live in town seeking social status or climbing ladders of corporate success… they looked out for […]

Worship through Watching

“The eye is the lamp of the body.  If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light. …” Matthew 6:22 Romans 12 is one of my favorite chapters of the Bible because it is a summation of chapters 1-11, and is a practical guide on how to make Jesus Christ the […]

Worship in the Waiting

It seems we are always waiting for something.   When we are young we can’t wait until we get bigger to do bigger things.  Christmas seems to come ever so slowly.  We are waiting in line or in traffic. We can’t wait to get out of high school, college, or to get a job.  We are […]

Worship Through Charity

“Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” Matthew 25:40 What do you think of when you hear the word “worship”? Do you think of going to church? Of participating in — or, at the very least, observing — such a liturgical […]

“Our Father Who Art”… About Worship

Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed by your name. …” Matthew 6:9 I recall on one occasion early morning when I awakened, I sat on the side of the bed and had just set my feet on the floor and began to pray, “Our Father who art…” Suddenly my dog jumped up […]

Worship is Willing to Toss Out Tradition

When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him  and took Mary home as his wife. Matthew 1:24 NIV Read Matthew 1:18-25Joseph, a righteous man, saw no choice but to break the engagement with his betrothed — Mary — who was pregnant. He knew the law… his culture’s tradition. […]

Family Devotional: Love

Love Second Sunday of Advent “Jesus said, “Love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence.  This is the most important, the first on any list.  But there is a second to set alongside it:  Love others as well as you love yourself. These two commandments are pegs; everything in God’s Law and the Prophets […]