It is easy to get hung up on the differences between our many churches and congregations and forget those things that all Christians share. One of those practices we all hold in common is baptism. We may have different ideas about when to do it (as an infant or as an adult), how to do it (dip, sprinkle or dunk), or where to do it (outside in a river or inside the sanctuary). But when it comes down to it, all churches baptize. This season of Lent, the 40 days leading up to Easter, is a good time to think about baptism and what it means.
Although some people who know me (Hello Petey and The Kid) may call it an affliction, I just happen to appreciate jam and jelly.
Now that I have your attention, let me confess: it is no secret. In fact, it’s been lying in plain sight for two thousand years! History shows that whenever men and women, boys and girls actually put it to use, churches were filled and the kingdom of God grew by leaps and bounds!
A trench coat can be worn both by an old-school, cigar-chomping private eye, and an elegant woman in a little black dress with equal aplomb.
As a child I was always fond of vintage things, such as clothing and furniture. It seemed the older the better. Many would say that I was an old soul from birth because of this fascination at such an early age.
It’s hard to believe, but the 2015 farmers market season is almost underway! The farmers markets in both Henderson and Warrenton open on April 18, and the Oxford market should open soon after. But before you get too excited about all that great, delicious, locally grown, flavorful produce, I wanted to share a few reasons that you shouldn’t shop at your local farmers market.
In almost every facet of life there are fads.
Don’t believe me? When’s the last time you sat at a harvest gold-colored kitchen counter while eating fondue, listening to Milli Vanilli and wearing acid wash denim and a Member’s Only jacket?
Last week I attended a workshop about leading in anxious times. As I sat and listened, and I was filled with wonder on God’s timing. These are anxious times.
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You know, I daydream all the time about being fancy and going to balls and galas, and stuff like the Oscars. Gowns, hairstyles and shoes trickle through my mind like French champagne. Despite the fantasies, though, that is not my life. High society just isn’t for me. Being around the beautiful people makes me feel like I’ve got a pebble in my shoe or crumbs in my sheets.