That my life would reflect God's glory - Jeremiah Griffin - pastor Rockford, Illinois

One in the chamber

Posted by in Obervations, Scripture

Hebrews 12:1-3 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.3 Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may…read more

Greater than your mistakes

Posted by in Music, Obervations

Ever feel like you are stuck in a mistake?  Like you are reliving Ground Hog day over and over again, where nothing goes right.  Where you keep choosing to do the things you don’t want to do.  Where you keep trying to do what is right and you still end up making the wrong choices…  yeah.  One of THOSE DAYS. Romans 7:19 18 I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my flesh; for I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry…read more

ICE – Winnebago County Detention Center

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75%of the arrests by ICE in the United States are of violent offenders. 25% of arrests currently are of offenders that are willingly breaking the law even if “minor.” Should Immigration and Customs Enforcement use our local facility to house the felons even temporarily? They asked me to sign a letter from clergy to force outcry against it. Why in the world will that be an issue for a pastor? Maybe it is a good idea too… My initial thoughts: #1. It will bring more men and women into the…read more

Drama drama

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Well life goes on … Lord willing, I will make live the posts I have had to hold back until the foster kids are a part of our family officially.   Until then … just a few shadows running around.  A life on hold. These little foster kids have some other issues that need to be addressed by our court system.  In the defense of “privacy” we are forbidden to upload pictures of them online until such a time as their status changes.  There is a few cultural and psychological…read more

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Gemstones from Jesus

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I got in a conversation with a “christian” that was witness to a preaching phenomena where, as the pastor was speaking, gems fell to the ground! He used some obscure verses to show that it was a “real sign” of the presence of God. I was in shock, my skepticism was in high mode and my snarkiness must have been on my face. I tried to put that aside as I listened to him tell me the tale. As part of his offer of proof he stated that he had…read more

Submerged VBS 2016

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What a great week I will upload a ton of photos soon but for now… these will have to work 😉 I took a pie in the face one day — a water balloon the next. The kids had a great time and I think I did too!