Grace Carriers

How was your Monday? Mine began with my iPhone falling off the hood of my car and getting run over in the street, shattering it into expensive, skin-cutting shards. That event began a chain reaction of long phone calls, unplanned purchases, being late to meetings, and...

“SHOULDEES OR HOLDEES”

My five-year old son has a problem with his legs. At least he says he does. He seems to have an allergic reaction to shopping and malls in general. The moment we walk in, his legs stop working and he asks to be carried by one of us. Sometimes he literally collapses in...

ODORS & AROMAS

Living in an agricultural city like Clarksville means there are often odors and aromas wherever you travel. Just a few hundreds yards from our house in one direction, you’ll smell the pleasing aroma of Chris’ Pizza Village. If you travel a few hundred yards the other...

The Donkey Discourse

If you’re a pet owner, you are in the habit of regularly talking to animals that cannot talk back: hamsters, dogs, iguanas, goldfish… You talk to them. They just wag their tails or wiggle their fins, then go on with life. But what if they did talk back? In one of my...

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...