Dr. Donald Whitney has been an asset to the Church for many years in his teaching, preaching, and writing. He is a wonderful source for anyone wanting to grow in personal spiritual disciplines. Below are his 10 questions to ask at the start of a new year. I have taken them from here. Check out … Continue reading 10 Questions to Ask at the Start of 2023 by Donald Whitney
Author: Jacob Riggs
Well, friends, what a wonderful candlelight service we had this past Sunday night! I think I enjoyed that one more than any other. Maybe it was because Lynsey and I were able to sit with our girls for most of the singing and readings. I sensed a closeness to all of you and among us … Continue reading Merry Christmas!
O That We Would Run Toward Obedience to Christ!
Yesterday, I briefly referenced a few lines from a hymn by Ann Griffiths. She was a Welsh poet and hymn writer who died in 1805 at the age of 29 after childbirth. The part of the hymn I quoted was: Gladly would I leave behind me All the pleasures I have known To pursue surpassing … Continue reading O That We Would Run Toward Obedience to Christ!
Rich, Beautiful Worship Music
My wife and I love rich, beautiful worship music. The Church needs singable music with understandable truths more powerful than depression, uncertainty, or discouragement. Where can we find such music? I have come to love the music of various musicians and hymnwriters who are not-so-mainstream. This means we listen more to music from streaming services … Continue reading Rich, Beautiful Worship Music
Thank You, Central Oaks
This Thanksgiving, I'm thankful for all of you. In no particular order . . . Thank you, Susan Hersey for leading the charge in Operation Christmas Child. Thank you, Ruth Sutton for not giving up on your friends who don't know Jesus. Thank you, Diane Howard for all the behind-the-scenes things you do. Thank you, … Continue reading Thank You, Central Oaks
3 Podcasts Worth Considering
Do you listen to podcasts? I do. They're easy ways to receive content while doing something else like driving or exercising. They're also all free. Perhaps you've never listened to a podcast and don't care to start. That's totally fine. But if you do and are looking for something worth your time, I recommend the … Continue reading 3 Podcasts Worth Considering
On Election Day
My wife and I took some time to vote this morning. We've fulfilled our responsibility and privilege, and now we wait to learn the results. As we do, I wanted to share a thought that I hope is helpful for you all. We Christians have a unique perspective on days like today because we do … Continue reading On Election Day
Proposal 3 Is Barbaric and Damnable
Church Family, As you probably know, we Michiganders are due to vote (among other things) on a proposal related to abortion on Tuesday, November 8. The proposal is called Proposal 3. Here is the proposal: "A proposal to amend the state constitution to establish new individual right to reproductive freedom, including right to make all … Continue reading Proposal 3 Is Barbaric and Damnable
Articles to Consider
Well dear friend, it is time for another blog. What should I write about when I'm not sure what to say? How about I direct you to four articles that I think might be helpful to you? "Help! I'm scared to pray in a group!" Paige Pippin shares some helpful advice at The Gospel Coalition … Continue reading Articles to Consider
A Subtle Message from Joshua for Times of Transition
Imagine being an Israelite around the time of Moses' death. You have heard of how God did amazing things through Moses. The plagues, the parting of the Red Sea, the giving of the law, water from a rock (twice!), manna from heaven. It's hard to remember all God did through him. But now he's dead. … Continue reading A Subtle Message from Joshua for Times of Transition