Category: Hope

25 Oct

Walk like a man.

The last two years of my life have been nothing short of challenging and painful.   They have, however, produced some of the most valuable lessons I have learned in my thirty-five years  of walking this planet.  After re-visiting a blog I wrote called No pain, No gain, I have come to the conclusion that it is […]

15 Apr

Victory

Faith, Gospel, Hope, Poetry, Spiritual Growth No Comments by Josh Schlotterbeck

When evil mounts its horse for war With shouts and scoffs like a lion’s roar I hear a voice, quite faint but true I Am still here for you. When Evil’s strength it does parade Its intent my heart dismayed I hear above its jarring noise Find strength in Me, I Am your poise When […]

02 May

The anatomy of a hard heart

Anatomy of a hard heart

One of the most difficult aspects of this season in my life is that I had never prepared for it.  What I mean to say is, on the one hand, this is something the church never talks about. We never talk about the pain that cuts so deep it paralyzes its victims.  We never talk […]

06 Jan

I’m chiseled – and so are you.

Attitude, Faith, Gospel, Hope, Worship 1 Comment by Josh Schlotterbeck

So, I know many of you made the resolution to get into shape or work out more this year.  That’s not what I’m talking about.    I’m talking about rocks. Yesterday the kids and I set up their Rock Tumbler that they got for Christmas.  It was kind of anti climactic because when the kids found […]

23 Oct

Don’t count yourself out.

The number of those who ate was about five thousand men, besides women and children. -Matthew 14:21 Jesus didn’t feed 5,000 people with five loaves and two fish. He fed a crowd of people that numbered more than 5,000. You see  in those days, the women and children typically weren’t part of the headcount. Therefore, […]

30 Apr

Guilt vs. Conviction

Faith, Hope, Sin, Spiritual Growth No Comments by Josh Schlotterbeck

I have been preparing to preach a sermon on the topic of repentance, and felt that this little bit I came across would help somebody.  I would probably venture to say that more Christians live in fear of God rather than in the freedom of His grace because they feel guilty.  While in a certain […]