We Are

We are because Christ created us. We love only because Christ loved us. We live only because Christ died for us.

Romans 15:13
"Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope , through the power of the Holy Ghost."



Wednesday, August 20, 2014

God of Heaven

This evening as we did chores, I looked up at the sky and saw the dark clouds rolling in, and smelled the on coming rain, soon the thunder began rumbling and threatening the world with it's power. We finished up chores and the song that was in my head was one that was sung at our S.O.D. Graduation, "God of Heaven" As I looked up into the sky and wondered at the magnificence of it and also the twinge of fear that comes with not knowing what the clouds hold. But knowing the One who filled those clouds with the electrifying power was incredible. The rain poured forth from the heavens and watered the earth, and the lightening lit up the sky and the thunder rattled my little trailer and I was awed by how my God knew exactly how much rain to let fall, and exactly when the sun needed to peak out and warm the wet earth. As I sit here looking out the window at the glowing sunset and the glistening raindrops I am falling in love with the Creator of the universe, who tells the sun when to rise, and the rain to fall, and the flowers to bloom.

God of Heaven, God of all the earth and sky.
Great Creator, Master of all nature.
Who gives birth to snow from heaven,
Holds the waves at ocean’s edge,
Gives the orders to the morning,
Shows each dawn its place to shine?

God of Heaven, God of all the earth and sky.

God of Ages, God who wrote the Book of Time.
Sovereign Ruler, Alpha and Omega.
Saints before, He’s guided safely.
History’s pages signed by Him.
Author of our days and hours;
Things to come are held secure.
God of Ages, Alpha and Omega.

God of Power!  God who breaks the darkness.
Righteous Warrior, Champion of His children,
Goes before us into battle;
Good and evil bow to Him,
Those in bondage freed forever,
Victories won at  His command!

God who heals us, God who gives us peace and hope.
God who listens, Carries all our fragile

Dreams and heartaches, wins and failures;
Binds the broken; hides the weak.
New beginnings freely offered;
Who can make us whole again?
God who heals us, God of Power,
God of Ages, God of Heaven,
God of all the earth and sky.
Words and Music by Heather Sorenson
Sung By The Steve Pettit Evangelistic Team- from  album Come Boldly.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014


Change. The one thing that no one really enjoys yet every life must have change in order to grow. We change growing up, we change when we go to college, we all must change when we step out on our own. And within every aspect of life there are seasons that are painful but underneath the "growing pains" is the knowledge that God is ever Sovereign and loves us more than ever. The current season in my life is saying "see you later's" to some of my dearest friends and adopted family members. The School of Discipleship students have graduated and moved on to the change in their lives that God has asked of them. As painful as it is to see them leave I am very grateful that I was able to spend a year of my life with them. As a Father figure told me as I was (yes I'm a big soft teddy bear inside) crying and trying to pull myself together: "Good things do not/cannot happen without change."  It is never easy adjusting without someone you love in your life. But in the times that the silence is almost deafening and the loneliness seems to be unbearable the comfort of Jesus Christ drowns out the noise and reminds us that He is the ultimate Comforter (John 14 & 15) and one who brings us hope (Romans 15:13)