UNLIKELY BREAD

Pumpernickel, sourdough, ciabatta, croissant… I am an equal opportunity bread consumer. Are there any other bread lovers out there who know what I’m talking about? I know God’s Word says “man does not live by bread alone,” but sometimes I think I could. God often...

MURMURS AND MIRACLES

In Exodus 16, as Israel was fresh out of Egypt, God showed up and provided miraculously for them in the wilderness. Each morning, this unidentifiable food object (UFO?) appeared on the ground. They couldn’t figure out what it was, so they called it “manna.” Literal...

IN-DEPENDENCE DAY

Independence Day is just days away. We’ll scarf food down and blow fireworks up as we celebrate our freedom as Americans. We remember July 4, 1776 as the date our forefathers signed the Declaration of Independence, officially marking the birth of the United States of...

He is Enough

“But whyyyyyy?” If you’re a parent, that’s a dreaded question you probably hear from your kids far more often than you’d like. Wouldn’t it be nice if, when we told our kids to do something, it just happened simply because we said so? Imagine that! That’s how God...

Short Term / Long Term

A few months ago, I went with some friends to work out at local boxing gym. To say they kicked my butt would be a major understatement. At one point when the bell rang for water, I sat down to take a drink. As soon as my butt hit the chair, an instructor was right...

#PrayForEmmi

We interrupt our regularly scheduled weekly blog for a special prayer event… The Buchweitz family has been part of Awaken Church for years now, faithfully giving and serving and sacrificing so much to see people awakened to new life in Christ. Adam and Nancy have...

That Sweet Smell

Sizzling fajitas… Freshly ground coffee… Triple chocolate brownies… They all come with their own aroma that fills your home and makes your taste buds water. I’ve been reminded of that aroma recently as I am reading through Leviticus. Although it can be a challenging...

You’re Different.

As if rescuing the nation of Israel from the world’s greatest superpower, Egypt, wasn’t a big enough task, God gave Moses another massive assignment in the book of Exodus: lead Israel into the Promised Land and conquer the Canaanites. What an assignment! Moses is...

I’VE BEEN WRITING… A LOT.

Shhhh! I have a secret for you. Lean in close. As followers of my church planting blog, I wanted you to be the first to hear this… I am excited to finally announce that I have been hard at work writing my second book! For the past ten months, I’ve spent hundreds of...

You Know What It’s Like

We talk often about leaving your past in the past. “Don’t let your past dictate your future,” you’ll hear someone say. Or “Your past doesn’t need to control your present.” Those sentiments are true, but today I want to remind you of the importance of remembering your...