Posts from August 2014

Where is God When I am Anxious?

Addison, our oldest child, is starting Kindergarten this year. She’s so excited, but her mom and dad are more of a mix between excited and anxious. Until now, her only school experience has been First Trinity’s Preschool. The school was only 2 houses down the street from where we lived, and about 50 steps from my office. But now, it’s off to a much bigger school across town. We need to drive there and drop our little girl off for…

Is Christianity Dead in America?

One of the things I love about baptisms at First Trinity is when Sue speaks to the child directly. She lights the baptismal candle from the altar, walks over to the baby, and proclaims Scripture to the child: In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. Matthew 5:16 Just like that baby, God is calling you to let your light…

The Lord’s Supper

Several years ago now, our family largely gave up eating out. We did it because we were trying to be financially responsible, but there was a huge health benefit as well. Rather than eating from various fast food or dine-in restaurants, we would cook more meals at home and pack lunches for work. At first, it was quite a challenge as my body adjusted to the new diet. Not only did I eventually get used to eating healthier food, but…

Weird Animals VBS Reunion

Editor’s Note: We have received a guest post from Dr. Paws, World-Renowned Weird Animal Specialist. He’s very excited to be back for the Vacation Bible School Reunion this weekend it seems. Welcome back VBS’ers! I heard you were coming back to the Weird Animals VBS reunion, so I just knew I had to make plans to attend as well! Pookie—my half-Tarantula, half-Wildebeest—is doing well in her new home by the penguins. I’ve been busy since the Vacation Bible School ended.…

Why Did God Give Us Free Will?

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. So ends the poem The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost. The author was faced with two divergent paths and forced to make a choice. It’s well known and quoted, probably because we can all relate. We regularly face similar decisions where we must choose one thing or another. Knowing the final outcome of your choice can make…