November 29, 2016

Quotes from Charles Spurgeon's book, All of Grace

I've read this book by Charles Spurgeon before, although I can't recall if I've read the entire book.  My Kindle highlights show that I've read portions of the book as far back as 6 years ago too.

But I'm reading the book now, as part of my teaching series at church concerning the grace of God found in Scripture.

A few months ago, I had taught a series of expositions concerning the Ten Commandments and then, I began a new series on the grace of God without realizing the great balance this teaching would bring to our congregation and anyone who would listen to our podcast in the future.

Here is a recent short list of studies thus far that you may find on the church's website to listen online, or add to your iTunes podcast.

November 16, 2016

It's been a long time

It's been WAY TOO LONG since I've written a post here and a lot has changed in my life and my family too.

From the time that I had resigned from my position as pastor at Central Assembly of God, in Arlington, TX, I had felt that I may not return to pastoring a local church ever.

Really, I had wondered how long it would be before I would be able to return.  The only problem with that was that it all rested in God's plan and not mine.  No matter how badly I wanted to return to the pastorate, I couldn't make that happen faster than God was willing to allow me to wait and be ready.

So, for a few months, I searched for employment in the business world, while I worried about how our bills would be paid.

During this time, which was in the Fall of 2014, God had really done some amazing things in our lives, most of which was that He provided for us, in ways and through people more than I could list, but it was truly amazing.  I'll always be reminded of His faithfulness to us and I'm thankful that such a time that we can talk about can be used to encouraged others who may be going through a similar situation.

During this time also, we found out that we were pregnant and so, Baby Michaelson #2 was only way and due in early June of 2015.

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