Pressing On

I press on towards the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:14 I will never forget when I first decided to hike on the Appalachian Trail. I had several opportunities beforehand but had politely declined. You see, our church in Panama City had a large hiking club. Dan Harrison tried to convince me several times to go. I watched them walk on the beach with their backpacks. I knew they walked the streets for hours on end getting ready. I also knew that the … [Read more...]

We Have the Light!

“Light” is used to symbolize God, faith and holiness throughout Scripture. John 8:12 (ESV) Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the Light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” 1 John 1:7 (NLT) But if we are living in the light, as God is in the light, then we have fellowship with each other, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, cleanses us from all sin. Ephesians 5:8 (ESV) For at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the … [Read more...]

Membership

“For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and all were made to drink of one Spirit.” – 1 Corinthians 12:12–13 You’ve heard the analogy — Christians are like embers in a fire. When they are gathered together they will generate great heat and energy, but if one is removed it cools quickly. This is a biblical truth that … [Read more...]

Excitement

Our family vacation for this past Summer was planned for the last week in July. We had all of the plans made for our condo and all the meals. We could not wait for this week to get here. We were excited because all of our kids and their families were going to be there for the entire seven days. With the miles between us and our kids, it is not often that we ALL get to be together especially for an entire week. When the time came to travel, we all met at Pensacola Beach for our week. There … [Read more...]

Anticipation

“Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.” Psalm … [Read more...]