A great way to connect with people in living room setting is to have a guitar and play and sing songs people know and can sing along with. Here is a video tutorial for acoustic guitar players. https://youtu.be/go6JQ2Otn_8
My dad, Mike Holman, is a pastor in southern Indiana. He and my mom live in the parsonage on the church property and they have a neighbor named Ralph. Ralph wasn't a believer but he really liked talking to my dad. Dad isn't the pushy type or anything but had just befriended Ralph. They've sat... Continue Reading →
Some of our best prayers say nothing more than “Help!”, but don’t allow the 140 character limit apply to your pleas to the Ancient of Days. God reads txt and tweet but that is not to supplant the anvil of agony of spirit nor the closet of quiet obedience.
To say that I'm a big fan of C.H. Spurgeon is an understatement. Every once in a while I like to modernize one of his devotional thoughts for my friends. My version is always a half version of the original. Today's excerpt is from The Treasury of David — Psalm 146. —— It is a... Continue Reading →
You know that post you're supposed to write when some tragedy happens to console your audience or express your most intimate thoughts on grief and what takes place in peoples minds as a result... Still working on it.
Here are some devotional thoughts on James 1:5-8 and John 3:16.
If your kids are anything like mine that means they know every hiding spot imaginable in your house for where are you trying to hide candy from them. This is futile. Sometimes you don't need ANOTHER hiding spot... just need a smarter spot.
Life is too short not to speak up. Noxious fumes of unprocessed grief quietly kill the silent. And while there's a lot of life to be lived outside the confines of crippling timidity, many leave the hibernating beast of sorrow to snore undisturbed for fear of what it would do to them if woken. -... Continue Reading →
From Spurgeon's Morning and Evening, April 26 (In Common English) “Blessed is he that watches.” — Revelation 16:15 The Apostle Paul said, “We die daily." This was the experience of the early Christians. They went everywhere ready, at a moments notice, to lay their lives down for Jesus. We are not under the same level... Continue Reading →