Posts by JoshuaFreeman

Mud and Miracles

God’s purposes for us often go much deeper than what we may see for the moment. Suffering can be used as a God-given opportunity to demonstrate the glory of God in our lives. In the case of the blind man, God’s purpose was for his work to be “displayed” in this man’s life (read John […]

In The Midst of Tragedy

Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 reads “The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. For God will bring every deed into judgment, with every secret thing, whether good or evil.” You likely already know of the recent terrorist attack on the city of Paris spreading […]

STEP-CHILD PERSPECTIVES ON BLENDED FAMILY

Some great thoughts on how Step-Children view a blended family by Dr. Joe Brumfield My identity has been taken away. If one parent abandoned me—I have proof that the other might as well. I’d better fight for my place, or someone may take it away from me. I have lost any security that I had—everything […]

Learning From Legion

One of the most interesting stories in the gospel of Mark is that of the man with many deamons. In Mark 5:1-20, As Jesus gets out of the boat, he is met by a crazy, naked man who lives among the tombs and has incredible strength. The crazy man also cuts himself and cries out in […]

Not of This World

How would life be different if you had only one year left on earth? How would you decide what is important and what could wait? What would you do? How would you spend your time knowing it is going to be a very short stay here? While on earth, Christ lived very intentionally for one reason. […]

L.O.V.E. Acrostic for Power Struggles

The LOVE acrostic uses three skills and one general principle to help resolve conflict and increase communication. Following is the meaning of the acrostic. Use this as a guideline when dealing with conflict resolution. L: Listen and repeat. Break up those patterns by listening to your partner and repeating a short summary of what he […]

Observations About Communion

Based upon my previous post I wanted to briefly share some observations about the Lord’s Supper. 1.     Reverence is less about silence and more about focus. While we often hear about “reverence” and taking communion in a “worthy manner,” we often miss what this actually means. First, the context of taking communion in a […]

What Is The Lord’s Supper?

One of the most important aspects of the Christian Faith is found in the Lord’s Supper (Communion). Regardless of what ones Christian tribe calls this meal, it is an important benchmark to the Christian faith. If there is anything strange to non-Christians, this would likely be what they would point to. Even many Christians struggle […]

New Baby Clothes

As you may know, we found out we are having a little girl. While we have clothes from our 3yo girl that we can reuse, we did not nearly have enough of the important kind. Therefore, I went to pick up some of these precious jewels for our little girl and even two for our […]