I was scrolling through the 18,000 pictures in my iPhoto app last night watching you grow up right before my eyes. So many memories. So many smiles. I love your smile! You know that they say that time flies. They are right. It is hard to believe that today is your 17th birthday. Seventeenth! How … Continue reading A Tribute to My Eldest Daughter on Her 17th Birthday
"What kind of church would I drive an hour to attend?" This is the question that haunted me today as I drove down GA 400 to attend a church in Roswell, about 45 miles south of Dahlonega. The Sunday after Christmas Day is one of my stated "Sunday's off" from preaching at Creekstone and I … Continue reading What Kind of Church Would You Drive an Hour to Attend?
"Christianity is... for everyone, but especially for people who admit that, where it really counts, they’re weak. It is for people who have the particular kind of strength to admit that their flaws are not superficial, their heart is deeply disordered, and that they are incapable of rectifying themselves. It is for those who can … Continue reading More Than a Mere Flesh Wound
Today I am pleased to welcome guest blogger and friend, Dave McCarty, who has a good word of grace for us today: "Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy," said Jesus. Hypocrisy? Trying to appear strong/together. Dishonest about weaknesses, failure, neediness. Invisible pride. Appearing strong/together/un-needy has unconsciously been my main core value all … Continue reading Personal Ability and Strength = Hypocrisy
This is this year's Creekstone Christmas sermon, An Unexpected Journey, which is also the fourth message in our Advent Series, DETOUR: When Life Doesn't Go As Planned. Detour 4 - An Unexpected Journey • Luke 2:8 - 20 by Mckay Caston Listen on Posterous