• Divine Story,  Faith,  Hospitality,  Life,  On the Road,  Spirit Harvest,  Thanksgiving

    Poem: If, in leaving a place…

    If, in leaving a place, Those you leave behind Sigh in relief and Give thanks to God For your departure Then you can trust that You offered no good Provided nothing of substance Added no value To the space you vacated. If, in leaving a place, Your absence Brings relief and praise Then your presence must Lend towards darkness. Hate, malice, venom – These are choices. You choose to do wrong. Plot to go out of your way To cause harm. You speak death even as You’re wrapped in the embrace of life. I have no sympathy for your wayward travels. I spoke caution for the danger You’re rushing towards Offered…

  • Faith,  Film Reviews,  Gentleness,  Grace,  Hope,  Hospitality,  Identity,  Knowledge & Understanding,  Leadership,  Life,  Love,  Obedience,  Pop Culture v. The Bible,  Prayer,  Relationship with God,  Spirit Harvest,  Strength,  Submission,  Testimony,  Thanksgiving,  Trust,  Video,  Walking in the Word,  Wisdom

    Film: A Dream for Christmas (1973)

    A Dream for Christmas was made in 1973 but is set in 1950. It should be on a classic Christmas movie rotation every year, but it's not. It's a really good story about a family working together through change and challenges. It's a slice of life and a looking glass into an every day poor African-American experience pre-Civil Rights Movement. Very intriguing. Very warm. Very well done.

  • Divine Story,  Get Up & Walk,  Relationship with God,  Thanksgiving,  Trust

    ACAD – Giving Thanks: Isaiah 51

    I, yes I, am the one who comforts you. So why are you afraid of mere humans, who wither like the grass and disappear? Yet you have forgotten the Lord, your Creator, the one who stretched out the sky like a canopy and laid the foundations of the earth. Will you remain in constant dread of human oppressors? Will you continue to fear the anger of your enemies? Where is their fury and anger now? It is gone!

  • Divine Story,  Praise & Worship,  Relationship with God,  Spirit Harvest,  Testimony,  Thanksgiving,  Walking in the Word

    ACAD – Praise: Luke 17

    Being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, he answered them, “The kingdom of God is not coming in ways that can be observed, nor will they say, ‘Look, here it is!’ or ‘There!’ for behold, the kingdom of God is in the midst of you.” And he said to the disciples, “The days are coming when you will desire to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and you will not see it. And they will say to you, ‘Look, there!’ or ‘Look, here!’ Do not go out or follow them. For as the lightning flashes and lights up the sky from…

  • Identity,  Praise & Worship,  Relationship with God,  Thanksgiving,  Walking in the Word

    ACAD – Giving Thanks: Psalm 69

    But as for me, my prayer is to you, O Lord. At an acceptable time, O God, in the abundance of your steadfast love answer me in your saving faithfulness. Deliver me from sinking in the mire; let me be delivered from my enemies and from the deep waters. Let not the flood sweep over me, or the deep swallow me up, or the pit close its mouth over me. Answer me, O Lord, for your steadfast love is good; according to your abundant mercy, turn to me. Hide not your face from your servant; for I am in distress; make haste to answer me. Draw near to my soul,…

  • Praise & Worship,  Thanksgiving,  Trust,  Wisdom

    ACAD – Giving Thanks: Psalm 92

    The righteous flourish like the palm tree and grow like a cedar in Lebanon. They are planted in the house of the Lord; they flourish in the courts of our God. They still bear fruit in old age; they are ever full of sap and green, to declare that the Lord is upright; he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.

  • Divine Story,  Prayer,  Thanksgiving,  Walking in the Word,  Work

    ACAD – Giving Thanks: Colossians 1

    So we have not stopped praying for you since we first heard about you. We ask God to give you complete knowledge of his will and to give you spiritual wisdom and understanding. Then the way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and your lives will produce every kind of good fruit. All the while, you will grow as you learn to know God better and better. We also pray that you will be strengthened with all his glorious power so you will have all the endurance and patience you need. May you be filled with joy,[c] always thanking the Father. {Click to read full chapter.}

  • Faith,  Identity,  Spirit Harvest,  Thanksgiving,  Walking in the Word

    ACAD – Giving Thanks: 1 Timothy 4

    Command and teach these things. Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to exhortation, to teaching. Do not neglect the gift you have, which was given you by prophecy when the council of elders laid their hands on you. Practice these things, immerse yourself in them, so that all may see your progress. Keep a close watch on yourself and on the teaching. Persist in this, for by so doing you will save both yourself and your hearers. {Click to read full…

  • Leadership,  Prayer,  Submission,  Thanksgiving

    ACAD – Giving Thanks: 1 Timothy 2

    First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all, which is the testimony given at the proper time.