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God Is God – And We Are Not!

Job 38:4

Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation? Tell me, if you understand.

112015 Ray McDonaldSaturday I sent out an e-mail to the congregation about helping a family in Florida. This family lost everything in the recent storms. You can see the loss in this video.

http://www.fox10tv.com/Clip/12242281/neighbors-pull-tornado-victims-from-rubble

This family – friends of a couple from our church (Steve and Natasha) – has lost everything. We talked about them in church today – and will receive funds for them at church along with clothes (sizes and such were sent Saturday). You can also donate through the families GoFundMe page – https://www.gofundme.com/q8qwu9kc.

When I looked at the video above – I noticed that the house has literally been lifted off the foundation. The foundation was there – but the house had been lifted right off of the foundation. Not sure if that is a foundation issue or how the house was tied into the foundation. I mean – the footers and the slap were still there – but the house built on the foundation was removed. Someone who does this for a living can tell me what happened. Continue reading

February 29, 2016 Posted by | Build, Community, Daily Devotion, Daily Prayer, Discipleship, Encouragement, Faith Journey, Family, From the Pastor, Leadership, Lenten Thought, Outreach, Personal, Theology | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

NO Other Foundation!

1 Corinthians 3:11

For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ.

20140530-104833-38913743.jpgI remember when our home was being built – a place to call our own. When our church blessed us with a housing allowance – we found some property and built our home. We have lived in our home now for 17 or 18 years – I can’t keep track.

When our home was being built – I remember the foundation being dug and laid. It was deeper than needed – and wider too. Our builder wanted to make sure we had plenty of foundation! I think we could put an additional floor on if we desired – because the foundation is that strong.

When women begin their makeup in the morning – they often will lay a foundation – before putting the rest of their war paint on their faces. Those are the best non-sports examples I have this morning folks – makeup and my home’s foundation.

Here’s a sport analogy. The Ravens and other NFL teams are laying a foundation right now for the season ahead. They are practicing and establish relationships with each other – team chemistry – that will hopefully carry them through the coming season – well into February! Continue reading

August 20, 2014 Posted by | Church, Community, Daily Devotion, Discipleship, Encouragement, Evangelism, Faith Journey, Family, From the Pastor, Leadership, Outreach, Personal, Theology | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

   

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