Nothing Spectacular Occurs in Shallow Water

I found some sermon notes taken from a sermon preached by Pastor Steve Davis at least ten years ago.  In the sermon, Steve said, “Nothing spectacular occurs in shallow water.”  Wow, what a statement!  It’s true.  You can walk around in shallow water.  You can sit in shallow water and play.  You can stand in the shallow water and fish (if you throw the line out far enough).  But that’s about all you can do in shallow...

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A Glimmer of Hope

“God, I’m tired. I’m weary of the fight. I need something–some encouragement, glimmer of hope, confirmation–anything to let me know that You’ve got this.” These are the words I wrote in my journal this morning when I sat down to study and pray.  Bottom line–I’m discouraged.  If there’s anything I’ve learned in the last couple of years though, it’s this…God has a plan for my life and I’m not in...

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What Do Women Need to Know?

I’m writing to get your input.  I have been talking with some very influential, knowledgeable women about the need for women’s ministry events that instruct women on issues and topics that are of specific importance. What are the issues that you (woman, married/single, stay-at-home mom/ working mom, friend, and/ or daughter) deal with and need help with?  If you were going to take the time to attend a women’s conference or event, what do...

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Holy Anticipation: The Parable of Letting Down the Nets

Holy Anticipation: The Parable of Letting Down the Nets I am at a crossroad.  I don’t know which way to turn.  There are too many questions that need answers…too many decisions to make…too much heaviness…too few resources…it’s just too much! My husband, Gary, and I seem to be living in a state of uncertainty.  It’s as if every conversation that we have leads to the same conclusion.  And the conclusion is “We...

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God is God, and I am not!

I love the beginning of a new year!  It feels like a fresh start.  I don’t like to make New Year’s Resolutions because they usually don’t last very long.  I do, however, like to spend time seeking direction for the coming year.  For 2013, I believe that the direction I’ve been given is this:  God is God, and I am not!   This phrase comes from the book Counseling: How to Counsel Biblically by John MacArthur.  I’m reading the book...

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