“What we are saying—actually, what the Bible is saying—is that it is possible to get rid of our bitterness, rage, and anger. The grace that flows to us through Jesus can flow from us to others. We can be set free from the prison… Continue Reading “Quote of the Day~”
“The poorest of all men is not the one without a nickel to his name. He is the fellow without a dream…[He is like] a great ship made for the mighty ocean but trying to navigate in a mill-pond. He has no far port… Continue Reading “Quote of the Day~”
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Acts 1:8 (ESV) Exiting the highway, we pulled up to… Continue Reading “Healthy Churches are Missional Churches”
Walking the District grounds one cool December morning, I was joined by 3 groups of geese. All total there were nearly 50 who were wandering along with me. Of course, they were not all that happy that I had joined them and told me… Continue Reading “Journey Together as a Church”
When I began pastoring my first church, I remember visiting with people around town, inquiring about the church that they were a part of. While there were many who gave various responses to my questions….
God offers his compassion to those who realize their deepest need of Him. He cares for us with a heart of concern and mercy. “The LORD, the LORD, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness, Exodus… Continue Reading “God’s Gracious Care for Us!”
In our pursuit of happiness, are we pursuing the right things?
Yet, the angel tells Mary to not be afraid. I have often asked myself, how would Mary have dealt with her fear? Did she have relapses of fear in the days that followed this encounter?
Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered. Proverbs 11.25 (ESV) I have a lot of great memories of my childhood and often think back to those experiences which shaped my life and helped guide and direct my… Continue Reading “The Blessing of Sowing”
The story of Elijah has often brought great inspiration to me as a leader. This was a man who had a nature like us, yet God worked in incredible, supernatural ways in his life. When he prayed, God answered, in a big way! Drought,… Continue Reading “Overcoming Discouragement”