"I'm doing this because I love you...' My daughter didn't seem moved and continued to complain about having to work on memorizing her multiplication facts over the summer. "Honey, if I didn't care, I would just let you wake up, watch tv, and do nothing all summer. But, I know what's coming in fourth grade… Continue reading BLOOM in His Love :: 3 Steps to a Growing Faith
"I was pouring out my heart to the Lord.” 1 Samuel 1:15 NLT We all have something stirring in our hearts - whether a praise, an uncertainty, a fear, an unmet desire, or a frustration - something - going on inside of us. For Hannah in 1 Samuel 1, it was the frustration of having… Continue reading God and Me: Pouring Your Heart out to the Lord
Your God came to earth and lived to die to forgive you of your sins. I don't know about you, but that makes me pretty excited! - Sam Terry “He canceled the record of the charges against us and took it away by nailing it to the cross. In this way, he disarmed the spiritual… Continue reading The Cross
Worship keeps us in awe of God. In chapter seven, Sam shares how one of his favorite ways to keep a good relationship with God is through worship songs. This child took his first steps just below the stage during worship band practice inside the walls of our church! Worship music has been a huge… Continue reading Worship
We are all living the story God has written for us and sees in its fullness from start to finish. He knows the plot, has chosen the characters, and the timeline for events to occur. As Sam writes about in chapter 6, Stories: “So all the generations from Abraham to David were fourteen generations, and… Continue reading Stories
"Church: a crucial thing to do or is it?" - Chapter 5 Understanding God" We have reduced our church in America to a thing we do instead of being the Body of Christ. If we look at the first generation church after Jesus returned to the Father, the church had no programs (until they organized… Continue reading Church
To overcome fear, we have to put our faith in God." -Sam Terry 9 years old Fear draws us closer to God, if... we respond rightly. How do we put our faith in God and become successful in facing fear in the face? >>> We look straight past the fear into the face of our… Continue reading Fear not.