Posts by Shari Walker

Posts by Shari Walker

In Our Desperation, Jesus Is Able

Jesus is able . . .  to transform gut-wrenching pain into glorious testimonies of praise.  to shatter the shackles that holds a person captive.  to restore what enemies have devoured.  Desperate belief In Mark 9 a grieving father described to Jesus how his son had long been oppressed by an evil spirit. The son was unable to speak. The evil spirit often caused him physical harm. The father didn’t demonstrate inspirational faith. No, hopefulness had left his heart many years…

Circles Not Rows

Church happens best in circles; not in rows.  Every time we read the word, church, in the Bible the reference is to people. Church is not a building to go to or a service to attend, but a people to live life with. As the people of God we are expected to: Encourage one another.  Finally, brothers and sisters, rejoice! Strive for full restoration, encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and…

We Need a Remedy

Have you ever felt stuck? You have every intention of making some changes and putting your best foot forward, but in about two weeks, old habits and emotions begin to creep back in. You opt for the familiar instead of embracing the new. It’s like you are staying safe in the shallow end instead of taking the plunge into the deep unknown. Trading big adventures for a small life. This is where my brain has been the last couple of…

Alsbury’s First Impression

Maybe you have heard about Alsbury’s First Impressions Teams.  Who are they and what do they do?  Perhaps this can best be explained by the following scenarios: David and Jan Go to Church David and Jan are new to Burleson.  They have both accepted teaching positions in BISD.  They are determined to locate a new church home prior to school getting underway in the fall.  They have two sons; Davey is 5 and Jon is 3. Scenario 1: David and…

The Power of Saying Yes

A Brief History When the United States was establishing itself as an up and coming country, war was declared on Great Britain in June 1812. The state of Tennessee played a vital role in the success of this war. More specifically the volunteers. In 1813, Governor Willis Blount issued a call for 3500 volunteers and Tennesseans enthusiastically responded. This act began a tradition and set them on a course that impacted history. In the Mexican-American War, President Polk called on…

HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?

article by Mason Beasley serve during the Collaboration. Here’s a list of all the opportunities: MORNINGS Serve in the mornings by coming up to the church and helping hand out the breakfast and join them for Bible Study. Clean the upstairs café once everyone is done so that they can leave to go do their work at Eastside on time. DAYS Be a driver – Transport the German team to and from their destinations as they serve Eastside City Church.…

The Germans are Coming!

When Sean and I first started attending Alsbury, we kept hearing a phrase that brought more questions than answers. THE GERMANS ARE COMING! What did this mean? Should we be concerned? Are they the good Germans? I thought we handled the German problem decades ago? What we discovered was a wonderful group of young adults led by a beautiful soul by the name of Mike Vlajnic. Their main objective or purpose was clear…love God and love others. It didn’t matter if they were doing…