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2020-03-01 Pictures: Lyndsey’s College Signing Day

This afternoon Lyndsey made it official, signing her letter of intent to play college basketball for the Hiram College Terriers starting next year. While she made the decision and committed to Hiram before Christmas, she has been looking forward to this day since her...

2020-02-13 Pictures: Lyndsey’s 18th Birthday

I am little behind on posting photos. These are some of my favorites from a couple of weekends ago when we got a chance to celebrate Lyndsey's 18th birthday. It's hard to believe that my little girl is officially an adult. It was nice to have the family all back...

What is DOCTRINE?

Introduction I love working with kids, and I love teaching them hard concepts in ways they can understand. To that end, for years I have been working on a dictionary of theological terms for kids and teens. In sharing those definitions, there seemed no better place to...

If You Want It Done Right

In all likelihood, you know how the phrase ends: If you want it done right, DO IT YOURSELF! This is a bit of a mantra for me, and frankly, something that I struggle with daily both in leadership and in my Christian walk.  In theory, this is easy to accept. ...

What Does God Hate?

This is the little and humble post that started it all. I happened to be reading through my Bible, and this passage impacted me so much that I posted a little blurb about it on Facebook. That was July 28, 2008, and I've been writing and sharing ever since. (Maybe...

Six Ways to Persevere Through the Sluggish Times in Ministry

Have you ever had one of those days?  You know the kind – where you really aren’t “in to” what you’re doing and you feel like you rather be doing just about anything else.  What do you do when those times correspond to your time in ministry. I wrote this...

A New Definition of Family

If we are going to effectively work with and understand kids today, we have to understand what a family is. Family, after all, is a defining characteristic for all us - some for the better and some for the worse. It seems like an...

Who Is God?

Some words about God from Psalm 18:

God is:

  • My God (v. 2, 6, 21, 28)
  • My Strength (v. 1)
  • My Rock (v. 2, 31, 46)
  • My Fortress (v. 2)
  • My Deliverer (v. 2)
  • My Shield (v. 2)
  • The Horn of My Salvation (v. 2)
  • My Stronghold (v. 2)
  • Worthy to be praised (v.  3)
  • The Most High (v. 13)
  • My Support (v. 18)
  • A shield for all those who take refuge in him (v. 30)
  • The God of My Salvation (v. 46)

God does:

  • Saves us (v. 3)
  • Hears us (v. 6)
  • Takes us (v. 16)
  • Draws us out of many waters (v. 16)
  • Rescues us from enemies and those who hate us (v. 17, 19, 48)
  • Supports us (v. 18, 35)
  • Deals with us according to our righteousness (v. 20)
  • Rewards with us according to our righteousness (v. 24)
  • Shows himself merciful with the merciful (v. 25)
  • Shows himself blameless with the blameless (v. 25)
  • Shows himself pure with the purified (v. 26)
  • Makes himself seem tortuous with the crooked (v. 26)
  • Saves a humble people (v. 27)
  • Brings down haughty eyes (v. 27)
  • Lights our lamp (v. 28)
  • Lights our darkness (v. 28)
  • Enables us to engage in battle (v. 29)
  • Equips us with strength (v. 32)
  • Makes our way blameless (v. 32)
  • Makes us secure (v. 33)
  • Trains us (v. 34)
  • Gives us the shield of salvation (v. 35)
  • Keeps us from slipping (v. 36)
  • Equips us with strength (v. 39)
  • Defeats our enemies (v. 39, 40)
  • Delivers us (v. 43, 48)
  • Lives (v. 46)
  • Exacts vengeance (v. 47)
  • Brings salvation (v. 50)
  • Shows steadfast love (v. 50)

Our God is an awesome God worthy of our praise!

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  1. AlyeJo Mwangi

    Thank you for the contributions u share. They have tremendously improved my understanding of the WORD.

    Mat the LORD bless u abundantly.