Social Distancing Prayer Adventures

John Flowers Community, Evangelism, Family, Prayer, Quarantine Leave a Comment

Now that my 4-year-old was finished eating the parts of her sandwich that weren’t smeared on her face or lost in the recesses of her carseat, I invited her to join me in praying.
This was a strategic moment. We were inviting the power and presence of God into our community. I could model apostolic prayer for her. This was especially important since we have been going on walks in our neighborhood and I have been talking to her about praying for our neighbors. This was her chance to join Daddy in something that he enjoys, and for me to put my money where my discipling mouth is. I was gonna be an awesome dad.”

The InstaPot Life

Annwen Stone Awakening, Family, Overcoming Fear, Quarantine, Rebellion, Walking with God Leave a Comment

Marriages are being pushed to the limits and loneliness is a daily experience for many. The risk of getting ill from coronavirus for many has become a secondary fear to the pressure of the pot. But, here is the thing. Instapots make the best stews. There is something about the pressure environment that the Father uses to bring to the surface things that were hidden.

The Tree and the Rock (A Parable)

Jack Hancock Awakening, Growth, Walking with God Leave a Comment

by Dr. Jack Hancock There once was a large smooth Rock that was clearly visible to the people.  Everyone saw the Rock and marveled at its strength, size and appearance.  The people were proud of this Rock and the “way it was”… they were comfortable with it. They worshipped the Rock just because it “was”… it was their religion. Then …

The Heart of the Matter

JoAnna Fannin Authority, Fear, God's Love, Overcoming Fear, Rebellion, Walking with God Leave a Comment

“I never set out to rebel, I am not a rebellious person, I just followed culture and was living in ignorance. Not only does this line of thinking lead down a path to anxiety, stress, and more rebellion, but I got hit in the face with this question, “Who is the point, what is the point here?” In the entire response that I just wrote out the point was me. I was fixing, and deciding, and controlling, and doing…every part of it was self- focused for the sake of outer appearances.”

Better Get Ready. Things Have Changed.

Dawn King Awakening, Evangelism, Growth, Quarantine, Walking with God Leave a Comment

The point is–it’s on YOU now. You can’t just attend and pretend. You can’t serve and perform for your spot in the Kingdom (not that you really ever could, ya know). The truth is, we are staring ourselves in the face, some of us for the first time in a long time. No more distractions (come on, seriously, get off Netflix). No more excuses (“I’m just too busy” or “I can’t find the time”). No more passing the buck and placing blame–we have to face our current reality and choose to join God in this.

What I did on my Coronavirus Staycation

Jessie Flowers Family, Quarantine, Walking through Suffering Leave a Comment

The couch is now a trampoline. I’ve stopped fighting it at this point. Jumping seems to be a requirement for my four year old’s sanity. Our carpet – a cereal bowl. Yep, I find a new Cheerio every 5 minutes. Even after I’ve just vacuumed. Approximately 3.5 million flecks of glitter cover surfaces like an unwanted electric flannel blanket in the sweaty heat of summer. It’s so bad that I keep finding it on my infant’s head. We need Terminix, but for glitter removal…

Who Even is My Neighbor?

John Flowers Community, Evangelism, God's Love, Quarantine Leave a Comment

The lawyer scrambles to catch the falling microphone and one-up Jesus by means of cross-examination. “And who is my neighbor?” Gotcha, Jesus. Winks to the crowd as he kisses his Star of David necklace and points to heaven. Slowly walks into the Galilean sunset. 
Not so fast, buckaroo. Jesus responds with another parable, and this one is a doozy…”

Running (ie: Jesus, help)

Adam Keyes Growth, Overcoming Fear, Walking through Suffering, Walking with God 12 Comments

“2nd song: Danger Zone, Kenny Loggins (from Top Gun), 1986.
And again, the Lord is with me. I don’t know how to explain it, but I was on fire. I couldn’t be stopped. No one could stop me. Shredding electric guitars were blazing in my head. I’m back. It’s like when Moses had to lift his arms to win the battle. Kenny Loggins was holding up my arms. Thank you, Kenny.”