Don’t Make an Idol of Christian Community

Most evangelical churches today have some sort of small group ministry.  In various ways, each congregation tries to create a sense of biblical, Christian community.  Community is good, but we must be careful not to make an idol of it. The Blessing of Community I've never been more excited about our community group.  The Lord … Continue reading Don’t Make an Idol of Christian Community

How to Predict the Future–Plan It

Our Christmas card each year is a postcard with pictures of our family on the front and a "Top 10 List" on the back.  We list the top ten most meaningful events to summarize the year.  For the past few years we've gotten to November, the time we order the cards, and we ask ourselves, … Continue reading How to Predict the Future–Plan It

Revisiting Your Memorial Stones

When your children ask in time to come, ‘What do those stones mean to you?’ then you shall tell them that the waters of the Jordan were cut off before the ark of the covenant of the LORD. When it passed over the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan were cut off. So these stones … Continue reading Revisiting Your Memorial Stones

Jemar’s Holidays by the Numbers

10 Days 34 hours of driving 2,337 miles 8 different states 2 sets of grandparents and cousins a 2 year old toddler in a car seat 1 New Year's Eve Wedding of a dear friend 1 Pilgrimage to Notre Dame 1 Beautiful wife 1 Great God Praise the Lord for a wonderful Christmas and an … Continue reading Jemar’s Holidays by the Numbers