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A Look Back: 2011, The Year of the Seven

On Dec. 1 2010 I posted on the blog a prophetic word that I believed was from the Lord. It was general and specific all at the same time, because it spoke of things that would happen in the world this year. Now, over 1 year later as we close out 2011, I want to look back with you and see the goodness and faithfulness of God, even in the midst of some tragic and tumultuous events.

But first, re-read the word that the lord gave me, as I posted here a year ago:

2011 will be the year of the seven. Seven world-wide events that will change the course of history around the world.  Three of these events will be natural and will seem to be major and catastrophic. One of them can still be changed through prayer. The other four events will appear to be less impacting, but will have a greater significance ultimately, as they will all deal with economies. Watch and pray, and do not lose heart. Remember that even in the midst of the storm, I am still in control. And be bold to proclaim the reason f…

The Generation of Dry Bones

Recently at a worship service the Lord began speaking to me about the calling He has for this generation. While there are many problems and issues to be faced, that doesn't mean God doesn't want and isn't planning to use those who are so often referred to as lazy and unmotivated. Just the opposite. Over and over again in scripture He does some of His greatest work through the least likely sources.
I share this word as a calling out to those who need to be stirred up. I share it as encouragement to those who feel like they're unworthy. I share it as the cry of my heart and, I believe, the cry of God's heart as well.

DK
Closer to the void, eternity approaches. Time itself runs low, like a video tape coming to an end. The urgency increases. The work to be done is still great. The generations that remain are few. But so much is left to do. Multitudes stand in the valley of decision. Daily many step into the vastness of eternity--hopeless and lost. To what end? It is becaus…

I Don't Love You

Came across this every insightful post through a website I visit as a Children's Pastor. This is written by a man who is a parent to eight children as well as a children's pastor, so there is a lot of experience here. If you want to read more insightful articles, then check out his website at this link:
http://www.premeditatedparenting.net/index.html

Enjoy!
DK

Question: What would you do you if your child said, "I don’t love you"?

Response: First of all, I wouldn’t be too shocked. Most kids are probably going to try that out on you once or twice. I’m sure our kids have said that before, and I remember saying it to my own mother once as a kid. The parent child relationship can get pretty intense at times, and when a child’s flesh gets pushed he’s not going to like it. Feelings of anger and hatred are common when someone pushes our flesh, so don’t fall prey to thinking that your own little angel won’t ever have those feelings toward you on occasion. With a really angry ch…

The Center of the Mark

I was blessed to be able to have the opportunity today to preach in our main service to the congregation. That may not seem like a big deal, but bringing a Word for the people requires a lot of prep and dedication.

I talked about Loving God, Loving People, because that is something that is so important and yet so simple.

If you want to hear the message, the follow this link:

Cross Points Website

Once there, click on the 'listen on-line' box on the right hand side, and you will find the message, entitled 'The Center of the Mark' dated today, 3/6.

I hope it blesses you and challenges you at the same time!

DK

Help Kids Use Positive Language

This is the lead article of the monthly Children's Ministry newsletter I put out for the families of Cross Points. I thought it would be good to share with everyone!
DK

As the Bible describes in James 3, the tongue may be small, but it can do an awful lot of damage. Unfortunately, name-calling, cursing, bickering, whining, and putdowns find their way into most homes. Yet our words also have the power to heal, mend rifts, encourage other people, and praise God. Proverbs 25:11 (NIV) compares well-chosen and well-timed words to “apples of gold in settings of silver.”
This month’s newsletter explores ways to get your children talking in positive, God-pleasing ways. Use these tips to get started:
Walk the walk, talk the talk. Kids are listening, so watch your own language and model appropriate talk—even when you think little ears aren’t listening.
Teach children how to apologize. Hurtful words can’t be “unsaid,” but people can offer heartfelt apologies and change their ways. Offer examples …