Numbers 35:34 (The Message): “Don’t desecrate the land in which you live. I live here, too—I, God, live in the same neighborhood with the People of Israel.” I live here too. God lives in your neighborhood. God lives in my neighborhood. How cool is that? No matter where you live, God lives there too. But … Continue reading I Live Here too……
Last week, we talked about the Matthew West song and about how God has created us to make a difference for the hurting in this world. You can read that here - http://tomvanderwell.net/2014/04/god-created-me/ Today, I want to wrestle with the next step. So, let’s assume that you’re okay with the idea that God created you … Continue reading Why Not?
As I’ve mentioned before, I’m reading through the devotional book, “He Walks Among Us” by Richard and Rene’ Stearns. In the section that I read today, Rene’ says something really important while talking about the Wizard of Oz - “Like Dorothy’s friends, we also have within us the capacity to be more than we make … Continue reading The Wizard of OZ
Another one of the “jewels” that I learned again on Easter Sunday morning is something that I’ve known all of my life but I heard it in a new way that makes it a lot easier to explain to people. Many people say that there are “unpardonable” sins. That someone who has murdered or who … Continue reading Accept the Cure
I heard an Easter Sunday morning sermon that had a number of “jewels” in it that really made me think. I’m going to hit on them over the course of the next while – maybe one every day or two……. “Church is a weekly recovery meeting.” “If you don’t believe Church is a weekly recovery … Continue reading Church Is…….