December 5 – What should I wear to Church?

December 5 – What should I wear to Church?

339 – What should I wear to church? #faithbites #faithjourney church Before we get started, some days I have an idea for a #faithbite and then something else changes it. Today is unique in that the idea I had was supported by another message later in the morning. God is pretty awesome. And now, onto Faithbites. Sunday morning is sometimes […]

November 27 – Are You A Misfit?

November 27 – Are You A Misfit?

331 – Are You A Misfit? #faithbites #faithjourney misfit Tonight, as part of our annual tradition, my family sat down to watch Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Every time before we watch it, I think of it with nostalgia, then as I watch it I remember how bad it is. Between Santa being a jerk, Donner rejecting his son, and on […]

November  18 – Do You Speak Churchenese in Public?

November 18 – Do You Speak Churchenese in Public?

322 – Do You Speak Churchenese in Public? #faithbites #faithjourney Churchenese “Peace be with You”. “Love God, Love People.” “What a glorious day the Lord has made”. These sayings and many more make up Churchenese.  Our common language that shares our faith, Hope’s, dreams and goals. Do you only speak this on Sunday or at worship or do you speak […]

November 15 – Responsibility for Your Actions – Good and Bad

November 15 – Responsibility for Your Actions – Good and Bad

319 – Responsibility for Your Actions – Good and Bad #faithbites #faithjourney responsibility About two to three inches of pearly white snow covered central Illinois this morning. It is beautiful unless you have to travel, shovel, or go anywhere. A perfect day to stay home, sit by the fire, drink hot chocolate, and rest. But alas, this was not in the […]

November 6 – I’m Not Like You But I Support you

November 6 – I’m Not Like You But I Support you

310 – I’m Not Like You But I Support you #faithbites #faithjourney Support Today was election day in the US. A time for people to vote, to voice their opinions, and set the course for the next few years. Yesterday, we talked about being a Christian and voting. Today we will talk about acknowledging the difference in people and still supporting […]

October 28 – What Do You Expect In Worship?

October 28 – What Do You Expect In Worship?

301 – What Do You Expect In Worship? #faithbites #faithjourney Worship What do you expect when you go to worship? During this morning’s Reformation Sunday service, our pastor spoke about many things that you might expect when you come to worship. The lights should be on. There should be proper heating and air. I expect doughnuts but I’m spoiled. He also […]

October 21 – Pictures: Memories or Fantasies

October 21 – Pictures: Memories or Fantasies

294 – Pictures: Memories or Fantasies #faithbites #faithjourney Fantasies Baptism is a beautiful thing. It’s a time when spirit is created in a heart. Today, we welcomed two young children into the Lord’s family. As I was watching the first baptism, they showed a picture of a little baby boy, curled up, eyes closed, wearing a bow-tie, a diaper, and […]

October 6 – The Leaders We Deserve?

October 6 – The Leaders We Deserve?

279 – The Leaders We Deserve? #faithbites #faithjourney Leaders A new Supreme Court Justice confirmed. In 30 days we will vote for local, state, and national representatives. 758 days from now we will elect our next president. In between those formal elections, we will make numerous appointments to leadership positions. But what does our selection of leaders say about us? […]