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December 18, 2019 by Eric Stillman 0 comments

It is well with my soul

If you have ever listened to K-Love, you know that they have an occasional segment called “Behind the Music” where a singer shares the story of where their song comes from. I often find that I develop is a greater emotional connection to the song when I know the heart behind the words. The same holds true for the classic hymns of the church. One of the most powerful “Behind the Music” stories is the story behind “It is Well with my Soul,” which was written by Horatio Spafford in the 1880’s, which I reference this past Sunday during our worship time....Keep Reading

Tags: Suffering, Trust, Horatio Spafford

March 1, 2016 by Eric Stillman 0 comments

Mullets, Zeppelin, and our good Father

When I was in 8th grade, I wished I had straighter hair so I could grow a mullet like the cool high school boys. When I was in 11th grade, I wanted to paint a mural in my room that would be inspired by the songs of Led Zeppelin. When I was a freshman in college, I wanted to get my ear pierced. Those embarrassing memories came together in just a few minutes of reflection. I am sure that if I took some extended time to look back on my life, I would be able to come up with many more things that I was sure I wanted at the time, that I was positive were great ideas, that I can now look back on and say “I am so glad I didn’t get what I wanted.”...Keep Reading

Posted in: Discipleship Tags: Trust, Unanswered Prayer

January 19, 2016 by Eric Stillman 0 comments

Suffering and depending on God

As I have preached through Luke 4 over the past two Sundays, one recurring theme has been how God allows all kinds of struggles into our life in order to heal us spiritually and make us holy, while Satan, on the other hand, does all he can to get us to elevate the things of this world above God. Satan knows that if we want anything ...Keep Reading

Posted in: Suffering Tags: Suffering, Trust

June 17, 2014 by Eric Stillman 0 comments

Anxiety!

Although I may hide it well, I am often an anxious person. At times, my anxiety overwhelms me so quickly that I respond out of my fear without even thinking. My anxiety has caused me to lie, to avoid stressful situations, and at times to act with a lack of integrity and courage, all out of a desire to stuff down my anxious feelings and regain the peace I so desperately desire. I hate the way my anxiety affects me. What is beneath my anxiety? If I stop and think about it, it is often one of two related reasons:...Keep Reading

Posted in: Discipleship Tags: Anxiety, Trust