Connecting with Mark

Connecting with Mark

Holy Spirit You are Welcome Here

In 2011, Bryan and Katie Torwalt released the song, “Holy Spirit.” Since then it has been covered by many different artists and is played quite a bit on Christian Radio stations. One of the reasons the Torwalt’s wrote this song was to help encourage people to open their hearts and eyes to the Spirit’s continual, powerful presence in our lives.…

We’re a Part of a Family

            I love getting together with my family and talking about my ancestors and hearing stories about them. Some are funny, some heroic, some you wouldn’t want others knowing about! But sometimes when I’m with my brothers in Texas they will be telling a story about a great uncle or some other relative that I don’t really know. Part of this is…

#Fifth2K21

52 Weeks, 52 Chapter every person should know.             It seems hard to believe but it is almost the New Year. 2020 is just about over (finally) and the New Year brings new opportunities. Growing up I remember Bible Class teachers and the Preacher mentioning that the New Year meant it was time to start a new Bible…

Come to the Table

Thanksgiving is right around the corner. To me it is a holiday that brings people together and allows us to take a minute to catch up with each other, especially family. In all of my Thanksgivings, I remember that for almost every single one of them we either traveled somewhere to see family or that family traveled to see us. It was a time where we saw people for maybe…

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…