Descended for Sinners: Immanuel, God With Us

Isaiah 7:10-14, “10 Again the LORD spoke to Ahaz: 11 'Ask a sign of the LORD your God; let it be deep as Sheol or high as heaven.’ 12 But Ahaz said, ‘I will not ask, and I will not put the LORD to the test.’ 13 And he said, 'Hear then, O house of [...]

By |2018-01-17T17:50:23-05:00December 17th, 2017|

Cultivating Thankfulness: Living Thankful

by Rochell Goff Often times I don’t think about the word "thankful" enough. But my life is filled with wonder and adventure and so many, many things to be thankful for. As I reflect on Thanksgiving—that time of year when we all tend to pause a littler bit more to think about our own thankfulness—I [...]

By |2017-11-21T13:01:41-05:00November 27th, 2017|

Cultivating Gratitude: Saying “Thank You”

"The gratitude of every home in our Island, in our Empire, and indeed throughout the world, except in the abodes of the guilty, goes out to the British airmen who, undaunted by odds, unwearied in their constant challenge and mortal danger, are turning the tide of the World War by their prowess and by their [...]

By |2017-11-20T14:32:42-05:00November 20th, 2017|

Cultivating Thankfulness: Writing Thank You

If there is anything that has been lost over the years, it is the art and rhythm of writing thank you notes. When was the last time you personally wrote a thank you note? When was the last time you received a thank you note? My grandmother was a home economics teacher for years, which [...]

By |2017-11-13T16:47:44-05:00November 13th, 2017|

Cultivating Thankfulness: Being Thankful

“When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.” G.K. Chesterton What does it mean to be thankful? As we approach Thanksgiving, let’s take some time this month to think about the discipline of being thankful and consider some ways we can grow in [...]

By |2017-11-06T10:38:18-05:00November 6th, 2017|

Family Rhythms: Worship Together

 “If you don’t make worship the center of your home, you will raise Pharisees.” These are the haunting and motivating words my wife’s pastor spoke to us during premarital counseling late in the summer of 2007. Our premarital counseling was intense and thorough. We read multiple books, took personality surveys, and had many meetings — [...]

By |2017-10-16T11:03:40-04:00October 16th, 2017|

Family Rhythms: Faith Talks

The family is a God-ordained reality. It is not just a social construct or an institution with puritanical roots that can be thrown off as if it were an outdated, repressive practice. The family is God built, God designed, God-glorifying, and necessary. You may not have taken a step back lately to consider "the family" [...]

By |2017-10-03T07:33:01-04:00October 2nd, 2017|