Gathering at the Well Blog
So why a blog? The Internet is filled with ’em. Who needs another one?
Great question but the answer is really very simple. A blog is an informal way for the congregation at WellSpring Community Church to express their faith in a relatively informal setting. This is especially true for the church leaders. Drawing an image from the Wizard of Oz, a blog allows the rest of the world a glimpse behind the curtain into the minds, hopes, and visions of the church as well as serve as a mechanism of uplifting support.
Here we can share insights new and old that inspire us to draw closer to God, to take up the cross of Jesus Christ, and to encourage to surrender to the power of the Holy Spirit. We may also address current news topics of interest and the seemingly random but always planned ways that God helps us look more directly at our relationship with Him.
In many respects, the blog is a gathering around a well of living water where the community meets in fellowship and hope. Drink from the Living Water and be refreshed forever!
One of the saddest days of our lives must be when we first discover that those we love and respect have feet of clay. Perhaps their hidden personal burdens of sin are exposed but sometimes the betrayal of trust lies in the good intentions of others that do not match...read more
Band camp has begun for John Michael. Anna Caroline will camp at Faulkner next week. In two short weeks, Open House will be upon us as I prepare to welcome a new crop of Garden Patch Kids. Although we are enjoying our last moments of "unscheduledness", our...read more
You know how Facebook has those “three years ago today” snapshot/status blurbs? How about nearly a decade ago, today? The perpetual request to add another cat to our now-collection of two is undying, but on that day, I gave in. It was an ambush. Here I was, poor,...read more
"All I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother." Abraham Lincoln President Abraham Lincoln, my favorite of all time, nailed it, along with his..."Die when I may, I want it said by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a weed and planted a flower...read more
Several years ago an article appeared in the local newspaper that I have saved for a sober reminder. Without getting too political, we can probably all agree that it seems our country and the world beyond are spinning out of control. Things we once thought we'd never...read more
Psalm 18 became real to me during March 2004 while on a trip with Mike to Billy Graham’s retreat “The Cove,” near Asheville, North Carolina. We were awaiting news of our new ministry assignment, one of the last of 14 seminary families to be assigned after an...read more
Quality time. Acts of service. Physical touch. Words of affirmation. Gifts. You may recognize these as Christian marriage author Gary Chapman’s “Five Love Languages” detailed in his same-titled book and now available for children, teenagers, and many others. The...read more
WASHINGTON, October 15----American Airlines Flight 11 had fallen mysteriously silent. The air traffic controller called over and over for a response. None came. Then he heard an unidentified voice from the cockpit: “We have some planes. Just stay quiet, and...read more
What is the one thing that can perk up the ears of another beyond compare? A little PRAISE. As true as it is in the classroom that one will jump through hoops with the right prescription of praise sandwiched amidst constructive criticism, so it is true in our...read more
Take a look at the headlines today and see how the need for Jesus Christ to walk among this new generation "with skin on" has skyrocketed, illuminating WellSpring Community Church's purpose now, more than ever. It is not getting any easier to be committed to Christ...read more