Connecting with Mark

Connecting with Mark

Blessing Bags

“Let them do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to give willing to share.” 1 Timothy 6:18           This morning we would like to introduce you to, Blessing Bags. Blessing bags contain the basic essentials that someone would need on a daily basis. However, these bags contain much more than the essentials someone may…

Fearless

Fear. When I think of fear my initial thought is the feeling that comes during a suspenseful movie. That chill of the unknown that you know is going to be there, but you aren’t sure what it is going to be. Or the feeling that comes over you when a cop pulls out behind you and turns on the bright blue lights… only just to pass you and pull someone else over.…

Change the World

I like it when things don’t take long to happen. When I am mowing the grass at our house, I wish I could snap my fingers and the grass be totally taken care of. Cut perfectly, looking nice, and keeping my neighbors from looking at me because I don’t cut my grass every week. But sometimes things take time to happen. I have a bad habit of not wanting to drink just pure…

Pray Your Age Challenge

As I looked at goals for this year, I looked back at the past year at the things I personally did well in but also those that I didn’t do so well in. One of those things that stuck out to me was the trend of prayer. As the year went on last year it wasn’t where I wanted it to be personally for myself. I thought about where we are as a youth group and prayer is something…

Walking in the Light

It is a joy to have two wonderful sons. I enjoy how they like to laugh and be happy over little things. It is a joy to watch them learn about new aspects of life and I appreciate watching them try to figure out how everything works. Despite all of these joys, there are times, and sometimes lots of times, where there are things I don’t enjoy but I know that I will miss…

Present Hope

For me, November starts the beginning of a busy holiday schedule. The weather has cooled off, sometimes we get snow (like this year already), Thanksgiving is around the corner, and that is just November!  This year, after Thanksgiving is Present Hope! Like the last few years, we are teaming up with the Arlington Church of Christ and other Knoxville area churches to serve…

Serve One Another

This past Wednesday night we had our annual Fall Festival! Although the weather wasn’t the nicest, we still had a great time in the Fellowship Hall. Thank you to everyone who put time, effort, and hard work into this event to make it so successful. In total there were roughly 122 people who were in attendance. We can take all the energy and excitement as we push onto…

Be Like Bo

I want to begin by thanking the church for blessing us with the opportunity to attend Harding University’s Lectureship this past week. I was sitting in a chair in the Benson Auditorium as we prepared for the evening Lecture as we talked about the big news from the day. This news was about an off duty officer involved in a shooting. The young man’s name was Botham. He…

Dragging Our Way into LIFE

Last week I mowed the yard in what felt like a 350-degree oven.  At one point, completely drenched in sweat, I had to sit down in the shade of a tree to catch my breath and cool down a bit.  I was feeling sorry for myself, and talking to God about it, when something moving along the ground caught my eye.  As I watched, I realized that it was a butterfly.  Its wings,…