even youth grow tired…

Our verse this week is from the prophet Isaiah. This was for the people of Israel at the time but speaks forward even for us today. Oftentimes we see adults drag through day after day with unbelievable fatigue.  It is almost like caffeine is the only thing keeping them from completely falling on the floorContinue reading “even youth grow tired…”

Set an example…

1 Timothy 4:12 It is no secret that in most cases, age often comes with wisdom.  The more experiences you have the more likely you are to have gained some sort of knowledge from them.  But Paul is warning us in this verse to not think that our lack of age, experience, and maybe evenContinue reading “Set an example…”

Create in me

Create in me a clean heart, oh God, and renew a right spirit within me. -Psalm Psalm 51:10 What if we allow this to be our prayer? The word “create,” used here, is the word “bera”. Bera, by definition, is a creation act which is only able to be performed by God. It is theContinue reading “Create in me”

think on these things

Finally, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think on these things. Philippians 4:8 This week’s scripture is connected to last weeks. It is the continuation of the verses. Do you ever find yourself agitated, angry, responding with fear orContinue reading “think on these things”

The Kingdom of God

I’ve been thinking recently about the Kingdom of God.  I’ve been thinking about how we sometimes think that life is this one thing here and now and then we die and live in the Kingdom of God.  It seems like oftentimes we separate the two and make them even more disconnected.  One is here andContinue reading “The Kingdom of God”

Hidden Gems: Giants?

image from https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/giant-human-skeleton-photographs/ For the past few weeks we have been running through some hidden gems in the bible.  These are stories that we often overlook but when we take a minute to give them attention, we find that they are actually quite valuable.  Today is going to be our last installment of this seriesContinue reading “Hidden Gems: Giants?”

Hidden Gems: Elisha

WIKIPEDIA COMMONS Has there ever been a time when someone was making fun of you and you wished you could just make that person disappear?  At the snap of a finger everyone making jokes at your expense would be gone just like that.  While this is not exactly how it happened, today we are goingContinue reading “Hidden Gems: Elisha”

David and Goliath

Image by https://www.richeybeckett.com/ Richey Beckett 1 Samuel chapter 17 I really want to encourage you to read this and follow along in your bible, so you have the story unfolding before you…so go grab a Bible, I’ll wait right here. Welcome back! As we know from last week, or if you are new to thisContinue reading “David and Goliath”

Who are we Living for?

Emily Shelton Hey Wesley! My name is Emily Shelton, and I just finished my sophomore year at SMU. In these two years, I’ve made many changes in my life…surrounding myself with new people and experiences. I changed majors and went from the STEM field to finding a true passion in Art History. I started growing out my hairContinue reading “Who are we Living for?”

I dont really know.

I don’t really know anything.  I would love as a leader in the faith, as a person who has worked as a pastor for 15 years that I would have good, insightful words to help navigate our world we live in right now.  Unfortunately, I have almost nothing to bring to the table.  So whatContinue reading “I dont really know.”