Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Liberty Worship Center Sermons Now on iTunes

You can now listen to our sermon podcast on iTunes. This means that you can listen on your computer if you have the iTunes software downloaded, or if you have a mobile player such as an iPod or other mp3 device, you can automatically receive the materials and listen to them at your convenience.

All you have to do is Click Here to subscribe and/or listen to the sermon podcast

Have a blessed day!

Friday, July 27, 2007

New Sermon Podcast

I'm proud to announce that I just launched a sermon podcast. Feel free to check it out over at Liberty Worship Center

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Swimming in the Deep End

Thursday, July 05, 2007
Swimming in the deep end

I'm blogging tonight from beautiful Surfside Beach in SC. I am a firm believer that God uses everyday, ordinary events to speak to His creation. I think that I had one such moment today at...of all places....a swimming pool. My oldest daughter still hasn't mastered the art of swimming. Actually her doggie-paddle isn't even anything to write home about- but she tries (bless her heart).

Fortunately for us, the pool at our resort has no real "deep end." The pool is 3 & 1/2 feet at both ends, and 4 & 1/2 feet in the middle. For all of you quick thinkers like myself, that means....both ends are shallow. But this is the first time my daughter has swam in such a pool configuration. She's used to one end being the "shallow" end...and the other end...well....you know.
I've had a difficult time this week, trying to get her to understand that she can safely "swim" at both ends of the pool. Even though I've been right by her side; encouraging, cajoling, and entreating her to enjoy both sides of the pool she has been quite reluctant. Despite what the markings on the side of the pool say, and what her loving, handsome (indulge me here please), and trustworthy dad told her- she allowed past experiences to shape her understanding of the current situation.

Ok- now I'm going to get spiritual (you knew it was coming didn't you?). How often does our Father tell us to go over to the "other side" and that everything will be just fine and we refuse to believe Him? He has declared the end from the beginning, He is the Author and the Finisher of our faith- He is the forerunner who has already gone before us.

Admittedly, I was a bit frustrated that my daughter didn't trust what I was trying to tell her. Tonight, I ask myself and any other poor soul bored enough to read my blog....in what ways am I frustrating my Father? Does He not always have my best interest at heart? Has He ever once failed me? Even in suffering, He has promised He would never leave me nor forsake me and that He would be with me always- even to the end of the age! Have I limited Him in such a way that I have turned a shallow end....into a deep end? Is anything to hard for God? Remember the wilderness wanderers of the Old Testament? They entered not in because of unbelief.

Lord don't let that happen to me! Oh- and I still love my daughter dearly, and look forward to swimming with her again tomorrow. I have to believe that my Heavenly Father is ready to give me another shot as well. Be encouraged and be blessed!