Scars of Commitment

James UlmerBlog, General0 Comments

Isaiah 49:16a (Amplified Bible) “Behold, I have indelibly imprinted (tattooed a picture of) you on the palm of each of My hands.” The idea of “Scars of Commitment” is not an easy thought to ponder. What in my life would be considered scar worthy? Are there events in my life that would be monumental enough to consider being in the … Read More

Delight Yourself in Community

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What do you desperately desire? Have you ever pondered your earthly desires?  I have and they have included money, wife, new house, big house, new truck, old truck, new job, old job, kids, education, friends, positive attitude, etc. Humans are naturally bent towards desire. Our desires range from material things to careers to education to feelings to relationships and more. … Read More

Communion with Him

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Jesus had sent the disciples into the city to find a room to celebrate the Passover. After the place was prepared they all met for the meal, to spend time in fellowship and more teaching from their master. While they were eating, Jesus picked up the bread, blessed it and tore it. They may not have understood His words when … Read More

Drawing Away to Draw Near to the Father

James UlmerBlog, Discipleship0 Comments

Psalms 1:28-33 “Then they will call on me, but I will not answer; They will seek me diligently but they will not find me, Because they hated knowledge And did not choose the fear of the Lord. “They would not accept my counsel, They spurned all my reproof. “So they shall eat of the fruit of their own way And … Read More

Tending the Garden of Your Soul

James UlmerBlog, Discipleship0 Comments

There are times we simply need to tend to the Garden of our Souls. There is much talk about tending the garden of the body in this world. All types of media espouse the idea of taking care of one’s body, so we can be healthy, attractive and live longer. But what of the Soul? Surely, it has importance as … Read More

I almost missed it all

James UlmerBlog, Christ, Culture, Family0 Comments

When I woke up this morning all was despair even the very washing of my face, I despised. To me there was a coldness in the air. I wanted to give up. As I sadly walked toward the tomb I remembered no more the Words He spoke for all things seemed certain for doom the only thought was, how can … Read More

Is it time to go fishing?

James UlmerBlog, Community, Culture, Discipleship0 Comments

“Then He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Matthew 4:19 “Do not be afraid. From now on you will catch men.” Luke 5:10 What wonderful and reassuring statements that our Lord proclaimed to his disciples. It was not, “I hope you become or perhaps with lots of work you will become”, rather it … Read More

Trials of Life are Just Wedgies!

James UlmerBlog, Suffering1 Comment

So life has thrown you a few wedgies! Or in a more colloquially pictorial thought: “What’s got your panties in a wad?” “What’s happening up on the street, just don’t seem right brothers & sisters, but it is evident that I am suppose to be in the groove of it all. No matter which way I turn something smacks right … Read More

TJC Stories: Ginger Reed

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Ginger Reed – Bridgers Teacher   I received an invitation from Erik and Clyde Roundtree to attend a meeting where they would cast their vision for a new church plant. I was currently not attending church and had been absent from church for many years. I would attend Easter and Christmas but other than the usual holiday’s I was not going. As a … Read More