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Love a Stranger

"Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling." 1 Peter 4:8-9
Hospitality for a Christian was a concrete expression of love. The Greek word is philoxenos and combines two word "philos" (loved, being loved) and "xenos" (stranger). Have you loved a stranger today?

Birthday Comments

So a few years ago I decided that if someone took the time to write me a birthday comment on Facebook, then I would take the time to write them a comment back. AHHHHHHHH! Thanks for all the birthday comments this year, my hands are so cramped up right now it isn't even funny.
Thanks again for all the birthday wishes, it really means a lot.

"This may sound crazy, but..."

I just finished reading an article about a Christian Teacher in Leesburg that was caught on camera molesting a 15 year old student. Every time I read or hear something like this it drives me crazy. But this one is different. During an interview the teacher was quoted as saying this... "This may sound crazy, but it didn't seem inappropriate."
Ok, where do I start? Your right, it doesn't "seem" crazy, it is crazy! Your out of your mind! And "inappropriate" doesn't even begin to describe the situation. How about wicked and evil. That seems more appropriate.
When you look at a website like www.watchdog.com and see all the sexual offenders that surround your home it can be a bit unnerving. School is supposed to be a safe place for our children, it's scary to think about a teacher doing things like this.
It makes me even more thankful for all of the amazing teachers in my church that are genuinely concerned for the education and safety of our chi…

Foundational Joy

“We cannot change our past. We can not change the fact that people act in a certain way. We can not change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude.” -Charles Swindoll

In Ezra we see that commission to rebuild the Temple. God uses a Pagan king to start the process. In Ezra 3 the foundation is finally laid and that is where we pick up in verse 10...
When the builders laid the foundation of the temple of the Lord, the priests in their vestments and with trumpets, and the Levites (the sons of Asaph) with cymbals, took their places to praise the Lord, as prescribed by David king of Israel. With praise and thanksgiving they sang to the Lord: “He is good; his love to Israel endures forever.” And all the people gave a great shout of praise to the Lord, because the foundation of the house of the Lord was laid.But many of the older priests and Levites and family heads, who had seen the former temple, wept aloud when they saw the foundat…

Holy Cow!

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In Isaiah 6, we see the account of what happens when the Lord appears to Isaiah… In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord seated on a throne, high and exalted, and the train of his robe filled the temple. Above him were seraphs, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying.And they were calling to one another: “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory.” At the sound of their voices the doorposts and thresholds shook and the temple was filled with smoke. “Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the LORD Almighty.”The Lord appears to Isaiah. And the bottom line, it’s an impressive sight. He is seated on a thrown and surrounding the Lord were seraphs, celestial beings, angels. Not angels like your thinking. These aren’t like those little precious moments angels. Y…