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Pastor Zeke’s Blog

Remembering to be Grateful

Remembering to be Grateful

Here’s my American Thanksgiving paraphrase: When you are enjoying all the good gifts God has blessed you with—a land with freedom you didn’t have to die for, infrastructure you didn’t build, inventions you didn’t design, and opportunities you didn’t create—then when you eat and are satisfied, be careful that you do not forget the Lord, who has blessed you so richly.

The Time to Stop Praying

The Time to Stop Praying

Please don’t misconstrue what I’m saying. Pray about everything. But at some point, you can’t just pray. You need to act! You must be a doer of the Word (James 1:22).

Celebration

Celebration

Do you celebrate enough? No, really—I mean it. Celebration is important. It’s something we should practice regularly. I would go so far as to call it a spiritual discipline. In fact, the Bible is filled with a variety of celebrations.

Talk Meaningfully

Talk Meaningfully

At ICC, we want to grow closer to God and one another. And we want our families to thrive. It’s great when this happens reflexively, organically. But often this takes directed effort.

Thunderstorms

Thunderstorms

The weather forecast calls for a chance of thunderstorms just about every day this week. The typical nighttime thunderstorm doesn’t usually bother me. Sometimes the thunder will be loud enough to wake me, but I kind of like the sound, even if my dog doesn’t like the booming noise.

Six Secrets of Summertime Spiritual Success for Students (and Everyone Else)

Six Secrets of Summertime Spiritual Success for Students (and Everyone Else)

When many of us think of summertime, we think of vacations. Maybe you head to the beach. Some people prefer the mountains. Others want to tour the city or travel abroad. Wherever you like to go, I want to remind you that summertime is NOT a time to take a vacation from God. Our relationship to God is important no matter the season. If you have children, then I’m sure you want them to keep growing over the summer, too. So, how do we do that? Using the acronym, PT FROG, here are six secrets to summertime spiritual success for students, five of which work just as well for adults.