Emotionally Healthy Spirituality: Pages 120 – 124

February 17, 2015Pastor's Blog

Walls appear through crisis that turn our world upside down. Perhaps they come through a divorce, a job loss, the death of a close friend or family member, a cancer diagnosis, a disillusioning church experience, a betrayal, a shattered dream, a wayward child, a car accident, an inability to get pregnant, deep desire to marry … Read More

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality: Pages 117-120

February 16, 2015Pastor's Blog

“I meet many believers who feel “stuck” in life. Tragically, they fail to see the larger picture of the transforming work God seeks to do in them at their “wall”. The pain of their circumstance blinds them. And they feel unsuccessful in finding other companions for such a journey. What most don’t understand is that … Read More

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality: Pages 114-115

February 14, 2015Pastor's Blog

Genesis 45 In the Old Testament Joseph went backward in order to go forward. He had a profound sense that God was bigger than him and his whole family. He honestly faced the sadness and losses of his family, and resolved them in God. He rewrote his life script according to Scripture. Ultimately, Joseph let … Read More

February 13, 2015Weekly Devotional

Cornerstone Women’s Ministry Presents Friday, April 17 – Sunday, April 19, 2015 (Check-in begins April 17 @ 6:00 p.m.) Blackstone Conference and Retreat Center 707 Fourth Street, Blackstone, VA  23824   *Registration: February 1– April 1 Cost:  $140.00 early registration until March 1 $150 March 1 – April 1 Connection Center Registration March 15, 22 and 29  (On-line … Read More

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality: Pages 112-113

February 13, 2015Pastor's Blog

“Joseph went back to go forward…How? What lessons can we learn from his life?” (p 112) Joseph had a profound sense of the bigness of God. He knew nothing touched his life apart from God. Today let’s choose to focus on the magnitude of our God instead of the scope of our problem. Joseph admitted … Read More

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality: Pages 109-111

February 12, 2015Pastor's Blog

Hebrews 4:12-13 Today’s reading invites you to look back at your family of origin to see how your past may impact your present life. Jesus desires to uncover the wounds, scars, sins, and wrongdoings of your past in order that he may heal you. His living, active voice is more than able to reveal the … Read More

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality: Pages 103-108

February 11, 2015Pastor's Blog

“God’s intention is that we grow up into mature men and women transformed by the indwelling presence of Christ. We honor our parents, culture, and histories but obey God.” (pg. 103) “Grow up into mature men & women”. A process involving setting down our “emotional bags” that we carry for security/comfort. I don’t know about … Read More

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality: Pages 98-102

February 10, 2015Pastor's Blog

It is essential that we reflect on the messages that were handed down to us, submitting them to Christ and His Word. The cost of ignoring the impact of our past on our present life is costly. God’s desire for us to leave our families is similar to the desire he had for the Israelites … Read More

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality: Page 93-97

February 9, 2015Pastor's Blog

“True spirituality frees us to live joyfully in the present. It requires, however, going back in order to go forward. This takes us to the very heart of spirituality and discipleship in the family of God- breaking free from the destructive sinful patterns of our pasts to live the life of love God intends” (Pg.93). … Read More

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality: Pages 90-92

February 7, 2015Pastor's Blog

Hebrews 11 Hebrews 11 is filled with the stories of men and women who were faithful to God’s leading, many times not even living to see their works bear fruit. We can safely say that God isn’t calling us to build an ark as he did Noah or to offer our child as a sacrifice. … Read More