As a child growing up in a farming family, I can remember my dad coming alive around September and October. There was an extra bounce in his step, not because the trees were turning all kinds of cool colors, but because the harvest was here. If you know my dad (Bro. Ricky Cunningham), you know… Read More My Dad Loves the Harvest.
This morning my alarm rang at 6:00am, and the last thing I wanted to do was get out of bed. The holiday weekend had really taken it out of me, and all I wanted to do this Tuesday morning was catch a few extra minutes of sleep before bussing the kids to school and facing… Read More Accountability Got Me Out of Bed this Morning.
This morning I was reading along until God rocked my world with this little three letter word… “AND”. In the book of Nehemiah, the people of God had returned to their broken city after the exile of their forefathers because of disobedience. Now with renewed faith in God, Nehemiah leads the people to rebuild the… Read More Prayer AND Action
We love the word blessed. We love telling people to be blessed, have a blessed day, and of course if someone sneezes, wait for it, “God bless you.” We count our blessings, name them one by one, and ask God to bless these United States of America. We are obsessed with being blessed and giving… Read More Blessed | To Be a Blessing
Every once in a while our worldview gets punched in the face, literally. This happened yesterday when Florida State quarterback De’Andre Johnson got into a bar fight, with a woman. And immediately there was outrage, but why? If you watched the video you noticed the woman at the bar actually hit De’Andre first, yet there… Read More Feminism Gets a Bloody Nose
Marriage is a hot topic today, but truth be told, it has always been a hot topic. In Matthew 19, we find Jesus both rebuking cultural views of marriage, and defining true marriage. In the text, the Pharisees ask Jesus if it’s ok to divorce for any cause (a common practice), and by his answer,… Read More Jesus’ View on Gay-Marriage
Jesus stood in front of a group of Jews and promised them freedom, and they responded like an America holding a box of bottle rockets on the 4th of July, “Freedom? We have never been enslaved to anyone!” After all, these men were sons of Abraham, they were the people of God, they were free;… Read More The illusion of freedom