Over the past several weeks, we have had several prayer requests at the church that have testified to the reality we live in today. It’s a reality that has been brought on by the circumstances of the world that have caused separation from other… Continue Reading “The Joy of Healthy Relationships Through Christ”
While we face many challenges, we have also had the privilege of experiencing opportunities to recognize God‘s faithfulness, love, grace, and provision. How do we become better at recognizing the good things that God is doing in our lives? How do we find joy amid anxiety, fear, and sadness?
“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?