“Because Your love is better than life, my lips will glorify You. I will praise You as long as I live, and in Your name I will lift up my hands.”
Psalm 63: 3-4
A note from Paul Williams, Minister of
“Because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, for this reason, to keep me from exalting myself, there was given me a thorn in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to torment me-to keep me from exalting myself!”
2 Cor. 12:7
31.1 percent of Americans suffer from anxiety at some point in their lives. I’m in that 31.1 percent. I am particularly prone to this illness because it runs in my mother and father’s family. The odds of me having anxiety are very high.
You know what I’ve learned? I’ve learned that His grace is sufficient for me.I’ve learned that if I boast in my weakness, Christ will be exalted when I sing. I’m getting excited just thinking about it. Imagine letting God Almighty sing through you. You can experience this for yourself.
This summer I’ll need soloist and groups to fill the gap as the choir and ensemble take a break. Will you commit to pray about this? You can do it with His help. I would love to work with you on this.
Singing for His glory,
A note from Taylor Stacey, Associate Minister of Music
“It is the Lord your God you must follow, and him you must revere. Keep his commands and obey him; serve him and hold fast to him.” Deuteronomy 13:4
It used to be easier to go to the grocery store and pick up some ice cream. The options were fairly limited: chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, or chocolate chip.
Today more choices exist, including low-fat, lactose-free, seasonal varieties, the knock off brand, Little Debbie flavored, and I’ve even seen Mac-N-Cheese flavored ice cream!!! Someone just tell me what to buy!
When we choose how to live, we also have option: who we will follow? The world has its suggestions (money, possessions, status).
We can put ourselves into our family or home. The Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists, and other offer spiritual paths. Someone just tell me who to follow! God’s Word does exactly that.
Speaking on behalf of the Almighty, Moses clearly said, “it is the Lord your God you must follow, and him you must revere.”
Doing so will be challenging at times, but you can know you are definitely on the right path.