1. Intolerance
    17 Apr, 2018
    Intolerance
    And the Lord's servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil, correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth, and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, after being captured by him to do his will.  2 Timothy 2:24-26 Recently I saw an article on Facebook entitled, "Why Are Christians So Intolerant?" I thought I would give it a read.   The article
  2. Numbering Our Days and Seeing What's Most Important
    16 Apr, 2018
    Numbering Our Days and Seeing What's Most Important
    So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.  Psalm 90:12  Last night, our life group considered what we would like our lives to look like at the end of our lives.   We tried to answer questions like . . . What would we want to be able to say to our friends and family about what's important? What would we want our friends and family to say about us? I'm still thinking about that conversation right now. As I consider what I would like to say and what would be said of
  3. Bearing One Another's Burdens
    16 Mar, 2018
    Bearing One Another's Burdens
    Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.  Galatians 6:2  Pretty much everyone has a burden to bear.  Think about that. Members of your family.  Your friends.  Your neighbors.  Your co-workers.     All of them are probably bearing some type of burden. If we remember that we live in a fallen world, it's easy to see why we are all carrying a burden . . . or multiple burdens. Life in a fallen world is hard, and burdens come all to easily.   Sometimes our burdens are
  4. Critiquing Our Criticism
    12 Mar, 2018
    Critiquing Our Criticism
    For John the Baptist has come eating no bread and drinking no wine, and you say, "He has a demon."  The Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, "Look at him! A glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!" Luke 7:33 -34 Hi.  My name is Stuart Mizelle.  And I'm a recovering criticism addict. Just this weekend, I was browsing Facebook for a few minutes and lo and behold, I saw some posts that were wrong.  From deep within me I felt the overwhelming urge to jump
  5. Marriage
    26 Feb, 2018
    Marriage
    "Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh."  This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church. Ephesians 5:31-32 Today is the 18th anniversary of the day I married the love of my life.  On February 26th of 2000, I watched Donna walk down the aisle of a church building in Greensboro, NC as my bride.  The wedding ceremony that followed changed our lives in more ways than we could ever have
  6. Your Calling
    19 Feb, 2018
    Your Calling
    I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.  Ephesians 4:1-3 Have you ever heard a person talk about their job as their calling? When we hear someone say this, it's usually because the person has a strong passion to do something particular.  The person may also tie that