The Blue Mountain Shepherd

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Candid thoughts and discussions about a variety of topics facing today's Christian.  Let's walk with each other in Christ and help each other with our own experiences!

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Have we forgotten?

Posted on November 23, 2014 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (0)

It is no secret that this life can drag us down. With Thanksgiving right around the corner and Christmas not far behind, our mind begins to wander off to other places. Not to mention we all have bills, jobs, and families. But what about the church? Have our churches today lost their focus? After all, we have activities, committees, and meetings within the church. Have we forgotten what the Christian life is all about?

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Procrastination

Posted on December 19, 2012 at 12:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Ahhh, procrastination.  Something I'm very familiar with.  It seems the busier life gets, the easier it is to put things off...to ignore that phone call that you should make...to postpone the dinner plans with that friend you haven't seen often enough...to play video games instead of homework.  As hard as it is to admit, I'm a horrible procrastinator.  This procrastination has gotten me into situations I'd never wish on anyone.


You see, the funny thing ab...

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A Monumental Cause

Posted on July 30, 2012 at 8:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Recently, the two of us sat down as a family and watched Kirk Cameron’s new movie, Monumental. For those that don’t know, this movie explores the very foundation of the United States in great detail. While we didn’t know it at the time, we were in for a trip through history. We were stunned as we watched Kirk explore different things - the ordeal and travel of the pilgrims, to the true and Godly intent of the founding fathers, ending with the real roots of this nationR...

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Been a while

Posted on May 2, 2012 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Hello friends!

 

Just wanted to give an update, since I know it's been a long while since my last post.  Recent updates to our personal situation have taken over my free time, and at long last there's a light at the end of the tunnel!

 

As some of you may know, Travis and I do not share a house right now.  This is purely due to geography.  (More about that in a couple weeks.)  However, finally, we are nearing the end of our process and sho...

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Help a Worthy Cause!

Posted on February 17, 2012 at 1:00 AM Comments comments (2)

Hello friends,

 

Not sure how many of you know about this, but there is a museum devoted to creation in the US!  Located in Petersburg, KY, they are a solid ministry that teaches truth.  You can visit their website at http://creationmuseum.org

 

Now, as it turns out - they need our help!  They have been nominated in a contest dealing with the top 15 places in the US that children should see before...

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Living Like a New Creation

Posted on January 4, 2012 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)

2 Corinthians 5:17 – Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!

 

Matthew 27:42 – “He saved others”, they said, “but He can’t save Himself!”

 

The verse above from 2 Corinthians is one that I’ve been led to about 10 times in the last 4 days. It’s very specific, very clear – as a believer in Christ, I have a new life. I am a new person, and my pa...

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Judging Others is Costly

Posted on December 20, 2011 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Luke 6:37 - Judge not, and you shall not be judged. Condemn not, and you shall not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.

 

John 8:7 - So when they continued asking Him, He raised Himself up and said to them, “He who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first.”

 

For all the things I’m really good about, there’s one thing that lately I’ve noticed I’m really bad for doing – and it’s so...

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A Disciple's Path to Discipline

Posted on December 8, 2011 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Luke 14:27 – “And whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple.”

1 Corinthians 9:27 – “But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified.”

 

Is it any mistake that the word “disciple” is similar to the word “discipline”? I’ve been focused a bit on this for the past wh...

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A Lesson in Humility

Posted on November 18, 2011 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (0)

James 4:10 - "Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up."

 

Like most people living today, I've had my share of struggles for the past few months. Like many others, my struggles are things that can be overcome with hard work and true grit. And like it's so easy to do, I've fallen into the trap (yet again) of self pity. This seems to be a disappointing pattern for me - when life gets hard, I work hard for a time and then find myself sitting alone, cry...

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What is the Big Deal with Fasting?

Posted on October 28, 2011 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (0)

This is a good question. I know that for a lot of people, the issue of fasting is a non-issue. Most people today don’t even think about whether or not they need to give up food for any reason, for any length of time. Is it wrong to not even think about it? I don’t think that our God, who only requires our true and heartfelt acceptance of Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross for our sins, would condemn anyone for choosing to not give up food for Him. Is it a good thing to fast? I be...

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