Step of Courage

  Spiritual Snapshot Last weekend we showed appreciation for the courage of veterans who sacrificed for our freedoms.  WW1 hero Eddie Rickenbacker said, “Courage is doing what you are afraid to do.”  WW2 General Patton said, “Courage is holding off fear a minute longer.” What do you tell graduates who are transitioning to life’s next […]

Mayday!

  Spiritual Snapshot In 1923 a London senior radio officer needed a term to express urgent distress that was understood by both English & French pilots flying between London and Paris.  He came up with the anglicized spelling of the French pronunciation of the word “m’aider” which means “help me”.  It is repeated 3 times to […]

Prayer changes things

Spiritual Snapshot In Ezekiel 22:30, the sovereign Lord says, “I looked for a man among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found none.”  Things happen when we pray that wouldn’t have happened if […]

Women of Faith

Spiritual Snapshot President Lincoln is credited with saying, “What I am today I owe to my dear mother.”  My mom has been the greatest single influence in my life.  Billy Sunday was a great evangelist 90 years ago who describes his adult conversion experience.  He was a pro baseball player who heard street evangelists playing […]

Godly Communication

Spiritual Snapshot Have you heard that railroad cars were blown off the tracks by strong winds in New Orleans on Monday?  Someone asked me, “Why is weather so turbulent in your hometown?”  I answered, “I guess because the mouth of the Mississippi River meets the Gulf of Mexico.”  Then we laughed because there seems to […]

Trustworthy

Spiritual Snapshot “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.  So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches?  And if you have not been trustworthy with someone […]

Spirit of Truth

Spiritual Snapshot A little boy was flying a kite high in the air.  An elderly man asked, “What are you doing?”  The boy replied, “I’m flying a kite.”  The man wrenched his neck straight up and said, “But I don’t see a kite.”  Finally, the little boy said, “you may not see it, but hold […]

Strong Enough

Spiritual Snapshot Life’s losses can set us back.  The Apostle Paulconfessed in 2 Corinthians 1:8-9 “We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired even of life. Indeed, in our hearts we felt the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises […]

Palm Sunday

Spiritual Snapshot This past Sunday was Palm Sunday and the remembrance of when Jesus triumphantly entered the city of Jerusalem starting our observance of the week of Easter. In honor of this, LBC celebrated with two different artistic performances that both beautifully shared the Gospel of Christ. The choir musical “The Lion Became a Lamb” […]

Find Joy

Spiritual Snapshot There is so much in life that can rob you of your joy. Relationship strife, health issues, money/job problems, and death of someone close are just a few things that strip you of your joy. We stress and worry over these things and before we know it we are depressed and without joy. […]