"True relevance is measured by the distance between what you say and what you do. If your actions fail to line up with what you say, preach, or believe, then your message is irrelevant." As a united church, lets be relevant. Lets walk the talk we preach from stage for our communities to see.
Entitlement is the biggest issue facing today's generations. The first line of defense against entitlement is parenting to prevent it
The road to hell is paved with good intentions, or so that is what the saying says, Don't wait until tomorrow to act. Act today.
Let freedom ring? It is nice to be able to freely worship as we please in America. But even better is the ability to worship freely in Christ living for him.
What is the problem with a generation who only idolizes youthfulness and does not desire to grow old?
We have grown up hearing for a long time. I know it is something I have been hearing my whole life. But what is the reason for the season that we are remembering? Should we remember our best gifts we have given or the best we have received? Should we remember time with our family or the food which we ate? Should we remember the lights and decorations or the American traditions? Should we remember Santa Claus or sweet baby Jesus? And should we remember Jesus coming down to earth or should we be awaiting his second coming? To make the answer simple, yes. These are all good things to remember. Christmas is a great time for family and the American traditions we have are not bad. But we also should remember that there is no Christmas without Christ and he cannot take the backseat in our Christmas holidays.
My children continue to teach me daily so many things fundamental to life and faith. I have wrote before about how Carter has taught me to always remain joyful in my prayers and walk with God - which is extremely fitting for the holiday season. Yet, they teach me so much more than I could ever put into words. As I was reflecting on things this morning, I saw the obvious love shared between the amazingly beautiful children Taylor and I are raising.