Some Thanksgiving Reflections

We know Thanksgiving as that one time of the year where family and close friends gather, large amounts of turkey, sides and desserts are consumed, football is watched, and glorious naps are taken. These are the memories that we cherish, and these memories are irreplaceable. Although everyone may not share such warm memories every year,Continue reading “Some Thanksgiving Reflections”

Loving to Maturity

Last week we established that spiritual maturity is much more than just head knowledge. Pastor Dustin wrote that in order for one to be spiritually mature, they must first and foremost love God. Loving God gives us the perfect foundation for growing in our spiritual journey. After we claim that spiritual maturity is impossible withoutContinue reading “Loving to Maturity”

Enjoying Food the Way God Intended: Resisting the Deadly Sin of Gluttony

It is safe to say that everyone enjoys food. We know it to be true that food is precious, and a good gift. Living in New Orleans, we experience food at its greatest potential. Nothing can exceed what our taste buds experience as we enjoy delicious New Orleans seafood and cuisine. Yet what we doContinue reading “Enjoying Food the Way God Intended: Resisting the Deadly Sin of Gluttony”

Never Satisfied & Always Wanting More: Uncovering the Deadly Sin of Envy

As Christians and followers of Christ, we are all on the same playing field. The reality is that we have been saved by the rich-redeeming grace of Jesus, and we are in constant, daily need of this grace because of our sinful tendencies and actions. One deadly sin that needs to be addressed and attackedContinue reading “Never Satisfied & Always Wanting More: Uncovering the Deadly Sin of Envy”

Love Ya Pops! A Father’s Day Reflection

My Personal Reflection Just like Mother’s Day, Father’s Day is such an important and significant day to honor our fathers and those who have been father-like to us. Personally, I have been fortunate to have an amazing father who has loved me, poured into me, and taught me what it means to be a manContinue reading “Love Ya Pops! A Father’s Day Reflection”

Living in the Reality of Injustice: Defeating the World’s Doubt About Christians

As believers and followers of Jesus, there is a great tension between our sinful condition and the grace and mercy of Jesus on our behalf. Our world is full of an abundance of issues and problems. It doesn’t take long to notice that our world is in deep, thick turmoil. Although this is a difficultContinue reading “Living in the Reality of Injustice: Defeating the World’s Doubt About Christians”

Divine Encounters

Personal evangelism. Those are two words that have personally intimidated, frightened, and turned me away over the years. I think of the people on the streets who are screaming “Turn or burn!” or even a forced conversation with someone with the hopes of them making a quick “decision” for Christ. Do these scenarios actually happen?Continue reading “Divine Encounters”

Defeating Doubt: Is the Bible Reliable in Our Daily Lives?

The Heart-Breaking Reality The amazing truth about Christianity that sets it apart from other religions and spiritual beliefs is that we serve a risen, resurrected and personal God. As Christians, we know this to be true in our own personal lives, but to those who are separated from Christ, it means nothing. How could somethingContinue reading “Defeating Doubt: Is the Bible Reliable in Our Daily Lives?”

Mother’s Day- A Reflection of Honor

Mom! A word that is used quite frequently… Yesterday was a big day for Mom’s all across the board, as we recognized “Mother’s Day.” Everyone has a different story and experience when we think of the scores of Mother’s Day events and celebrations we have been a part of. To some people, Mother’s Day isContinue reading “Mother’s Day- A Reflection of Honor”