Posts from February 2014

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Someone Has To Say It…

by Ladd

“Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for ‘God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.’ Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that in due time He may exalt you. Cast all your anxieties on Him, for He cares about you. Be sober, be watchful. Your adversary […]

Discerning the Will of God

by Ladd

“Come now, you who say, ‘today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and get gain, whereas you do not know about tomorrow. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. Instead you ought […]

Indespensible Ingredients

by Ladd

No doubt about it, Bible study and prayer are key factors in our spiritual growth. It is almost impossible to grow from simply knowing about Jesus to knowing Jesus without spending time reading and studying the Bible and having some sort of prayer life. These two disciplines along with being open to the leading of […]

Knocking on Heavens Door

by Ladd

Based on my last two blogs there are a lot of barriers that continue to exist in the Christian church. A number of people thought I was a bit too rough on the traditional church and I do apologize if it came off that way. I was simply trying to say that different people worship […]

Dare to Fail

by Ladd

The success of Silicon Valley is its failures. Over and over companies fail in their desire to interpret the future and their place in it. But, every now and then new innovation that is based on the failures of the past clicks, takes off and changes how we relate to our world. Paul Saffo, a […]

Moving Out – Moving In

by Ladd

In the year 2000 there were about 3,000 house churches in the United States, and though it is difficult to know for sure, it seems that there are now well over 30,000. According to NBC’s Nightline somewhere between six and nine million Americans attend a house church each week. We are seeing two extremes develop […]

False Expectations

by Ladd

False expectations can be devastating when they don’t work out the way you believed they would. In the little town where I live we’ve had three straight weeks of bare ground—no snow. I had become complacent and begun to dream that winter, as far as snow goes, was over. Yes, I understood we had most […]

Something to Say…

by Ladd

We all have days like the one in this video, but we also have the grace of God to take us through the storms of life. We are never alone. The arms of God are long and cover us with grace. When we shiver God keeps us warm, and when we weep He dries our […]