Ivydale Pie Auction

Ivydale Pie Auction

Uncategorized
From beautifully decorated culinary artistry to simple cream-filled pie shells, the scene was a lovely sight to behold at the annual Camp Ivydale dinner and pie auction held at Linder Road church on November 2, 2019.  While our senses were filled with the fragrance and the beauty of these scrumptious desserts and the delicious meal provided, the purpose of the gathering was not to display our various culinary and artistic talents, but rather we were gathered to bring honor to God by fulfilling the instructions of Jesus to go and make disciples, teaching them to obey all he had commanded (Matt 28:19-20). So, how does eating a tasty meal and auctioning pies fulfill the “Great Commission”? The answer is summed up in the history of Camp Ivydale and the ripple effect in the lives of the children, young adults, and families who have attended various camps that have been held…ly sight to behold at the annual Camp Ivydale dinner and pie auction held at Linder Road church on November 2, 2019.  While our senses were filled with the fragrance and the beauty of these scrumptious desserts and the delicious meal […]
Read More
Can I Just Pray?

Can I Just Pray?

Uncategorized
I'll admit right up front - I’m not a big country music fan. I know next-to-no contemporary country music. However, something happened last night which may pique my interest a little bit. The CMT Artists of the Year awards show was held in Nashville. Kane Brown, an artist receiving an award, used his acceptance speech to honor his drummer, Kenny Dixon, who very recently died in a car crash. Brown’s speech was touching and moved many in the audience to tears. Moments later another honoree, Thomas Rhett, moved by Brown’s appearance, asked the whole audience to stop and pray with him. “I don't know if this is very conventional, but can I just pray? Really fast. Is that OK with everybody?” Then he proceeded to lead the audience in a brief prayer for the families of Brown and Dixon. It was so great. I didn’t see it live, but I…orary country music. However, something happened last night which may pique my interest a little bit. The CMT Artists of the Year awards show was held in Nashville. Kane Brown, an artist receiving an award, used his acceptance speech […]
Read More
2019 Annual Spiritual Growth Lectureship

2019 Annual Spiritual Growth Lectureship

Uncategorized
[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/embed?listType=playlist&list=PLdvqqv4DMyl6gJGizArl_PhJEex56KqMi[/embedyt] -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- - Speakers - Gary MasseyMountain Creek Church Of Christ Dustin McCrickardBolivar Church of Christ Corey SawyersPikes Peak Church of Christ Joe WellsFlorence Boulevard Church of ChristKevin HahnLake Houston Church of Christ Vence GordonMountain Home Church of Christ THURSDAY: 7:00 P.M. Congregational Singing 7:20 P.M. Keynote: Witness Jesus 1 Jn. 1:1-15 Gary Massey FRIDAY: 9:30 A.M. Keynote: Witness Jesus the Creator Jn. 1:1-3; Col. 1:15-17 Vence Gordon 10:30 A.M. Break 11:00 A.M. Classes: 1. Witness Jesus' Parable of the Lost Lk. 15:1-32 Kevin Hahn Auditorium 2. Witness the Truth Jn. 1:14; Mt. 7:7-29 Joe Wells Media 3. Witness Jesus' Healings Mt. 9:35; Ex. Mk. 2:1-12 Corey Sawyers Remote 11:45 A.M. Break for Lunch 1:30 P.M. Keynote: Witness Jesus' Birth Lk. 2:1-20 Dustin McCrickard 2:30 P.M. Break 2:45 P.M. Classes: 1. Witness Jesus' Parables on the Kingdom Mt. 13:31-52 Gary Massey Auditorium 2. Witness Jesus Being a Servant Jn.…8212;———————————————————————– – Speakers – THURSDAY: 7:00 P.M. Congregational Singing 7:20 P.M. Keynote: Witness Jesus 1 Jn. 1:1-15 Gary Massey FRIDAY: 9:30 A.M. Keynote: Witness Jesus the Creator Jn. 1:1-3; Col. 1:15-17 Vence Gordon 10:30 A.M. Break 11:00 A.M. Classes: 1. Witness Jesus’ Parable of the Lost Lk. 15:1-32 Kevin Hahn Auditorium 2. Witness the Truth […]
Read More
Butterflies and Buzzards Ladies Retreat 2019

Butterflies and Buzzards Ladies Retreat 2019

Uncategorized
The story is told of a lady who radiated joy and grace even while going through great suffering and trials.  When asked how she kept such a positive attitude, she related this parable. There is a meadow where 2 creatures are flying over head.  One is a buzzard looking for dead, disgusting things to eat, and the other is a butterfly looking for beautiful flowers and sweet nectar to eat.  Each finds what it is looking for in the very same meadow. So began our Ladies Retreat for 2019 titled “Butterflies and Buzzards”, featuring lessons by Heather Hahn, who came to us from Lake Houston Church of Christ, Texas.   During these two days of retreat, Heather shared lessons on being a butterfly in hard times, with our children, in our relationships, and in our health.  Using key scriptures from Romans, 1st and 2nd Corinthians, Proverbs, Psalms and others, Heather provided…trials.  When asked how she kept such a positive attitude, she related this parable. There is a meadow where 2 creatures are flying over head.  One is a buzzard looking for dead, disgusting things to eat, […]
Read More
Give Thanks to Our God

Give Thanks to Our God

Blog, Uncategorized
Oh, give thanks to the LORD! Call upon His name; Make known His deeds among the peoples! Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.” (1 Chronicles 16:8,34) Just as the first pilgrims gathered to give thanks to God for the blessings of the harvest so long ago, this Thursday most Americans will gather around tables loaded with roasted meats, fall vegetables, crusty rolls, and sweets beyond measure.  Truly, the bounty of this rich nation has enabled it's citizens to flourish! In fact, flourishing is an extreme understatement when the wealth of physical blessings we Americans enjoy are compared with most other people in the world.   Yet in the Biblical view, flourishing is much broader than just the physical, rather our heavenly Father is interested in our heart, mind, soul and strength. He delights in those who commit their whole selves to…anks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.” (1 Chronicles 16:8,34) Just as the first pilgrims gathered to give thanks to God for the blessings of the harvest so long ago, […]
Read More