Surrender Archives

This One’s For You, Mama

All my life I have looked up to my mother with admiring eyes. Even now as an adult, I sometimes picture myself as a wide-eyed child staring up at this incredible woman whose strength, character and beauty seem to be too much for words. So many of the skills and characteristics I take for granted… Read more »

The Surrender of a Brokenhearted Rock

This post is written by Gloria, an attendee at the 2017 Clear Creek Women’s Retreat, and is a testimony of God’s work in her life throughout the retreat weekend. I really did not know what to expect. I have not been to an event like this before. I do not really know anyone at Clear… Read more »

How Surrender Brings Freedom

In this season of Lent, this week’s focus is on surrender. This blog is about three things we need to surrender. The first thing we need to surrender is our past. We are people of the past. As Christians, our faith is rooted in a historical event. The Incarnation, the coming of Jesus, the son… Read more »

On Asking God: “What Should I Do?”

I went on the leadership retreat for our church last month. We spent a lot of time talking about discipleship, being a disciple a Jesus, and exploring what that means, what it looks like for our church this next year. We didn’t want to come up with another program, something to make us busier with… Read more »

Increase the Good, Decrease the Bad

As we approach Valentine’s Day, it’s always appropriate to consider our relationship with our spouses. Jill and I will be celebrating our 35th anniversary this year. Our married life together hasn’t always mirrored a Hallmark romance movie; in fact there isn’t a married couple anywhere who has significant time together who wouldn’t agree with me…. Read more »

What Does God Sound Like?

“They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.” Acts 2:42 As I watched the horse, I did my best to keep my sobs hidden from the others who stood nearby. This was an intimate moment because God was speaking and I wanted to keep… Read more »