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What are you praying?

October 6, 2007

Often when we pray it reads like a shopping list of things and want and need from God. I’ve often wondered how our pray differs from those Christians in third-world and underdeveloped nations where food, shelter, and protection are not a “given.” In the US we often fail to look beyond our own comfort to […]

How Important is Prayer?

September 18, 2007

We often dismiss ourselves as too busy but C.S. Lewis said it better than I ever could: “It comes the very moment you wake up each morning. All your wishes and hopes for the day rush at you like wild animals. And the first job each morning consists simply in shoving them all back; in […]

Preparing Yourself for Worship

September 12, 2007

I haven’t blogged in awhile simply because I’ve been too busy. Lately though, I’ve been reading a book entitled Gospel Worship by Jeremiah Burroughs 1599-1646. He speaks long and hard about how we need to prepare ourselves to worship God. He used the verse “Among those who approach Me, I will show Myself holy” – […]

SLAM NEWSLETTER

August 7, 2007

Contents 1. Something for Your Heart 2. Surf Report 3. Forgettable Fact 4. Potent Quotables 5. Parting Shot ================================= 1. SOMETHING FOR YOUR HEART How Not to Be Tardy When was the last time you were late for something? Was it last month, last week, yesterday, or today? (Maybe you’re running late right now because […]

SLAM NEWSLETTER

July 2, 2007

Contents 1. Something for Your Heart 2. Surf Report 3. Forgettable Fact 4. Potent Quotables 5. Parting Shot ================================= 1. SOMETHING FOR YOUR HEART Jesus was a simple guy. He had just a few close friends, lived on very little money, and owned only one piece of clothing when he died—which, by the way, was […]

HOGZILLA!!!

May 29, 2007

Christian School Kid, 11, Bags Critter Bigger Than “Hogzilla” Jamison Stone, who just finished the sixth grade at Christian Heritage Academy in Pickensville, Alabama, was hunting with his dad earlier this month when he spotted a giant hog–all 1,051 pounds and nine feet, four inches of it. Stone, with his dad and guides close behind, […]

SLAM NEWSLETTER

May 14, 2007

Contents 1. Something for Your Heart 2. Surf Report 3. Forgettable Fact 4. Potent Quotables 5. Parting Shot ================================= 1. SOMETHING FOR YOUR HEART Banners of Identity… Banner: God’s love culminated in Jesus’ life. Many people believe in an aloof God, one who created the universe and then left it to its own devices. They […]

God Speaks Through a Rainstorm

May 3, 2007

The following is a poem written by John Orgel, a high school student who was inspired after hearing God speak to him after a rainstorm. The point is to always be listening because God is always speaking! Torrent Aftermath As the air vibrates with Your voice commanding Where every drop should be landing, You make […]

God’s Grace Through Gifting

May 2, 2007

God’s grace is evident in all of life if we just take a moment to look for it. The following two poems were written by Shane Tanner, a high school student in our youth group. They were written during a recent weekend retreat where students were encouraged to listen for God to speak to them […]

God’s Grace at Work: Spring Retreat, 2007

April 30, 2007

We just returned from a weekend retreat with our Jr. and Sr. High students. Our theme for the weekend was, “Finding You, Finding me!” It was focused on the fact that God is always communicating with us and all we need to do is listen. We tried to give the students opportunities to let God […]