I dream about twenty years from now. In my dream I still rise early to have coffee with the Lord. My wife wakes up and I bring her coffee and toast in bed. We enjoy talking with one another watching the sunrise. (Remember this a dream." By the way she is drinking light roast coffee…Read more Dreaming 25 years in Our Future
Yesterday, I woke with a start. Our fourth grandson was born March 5th, in the 65th year of my pilgrimage in life. How many years will the Lord bless me with to nurture him and my other grandsons as a grandfather? Will the journal that I leave behind affirm God’s plan for their lives? Will…Read more The Time is Very Short!
Today's post about Fasting is by Pastor Corey Mantz. Corey is the husband of Janette, Dad of Brayden and Ella, and a Michigan Wolverine Fan. When it comes to food, Corey is all about steak! His wife loves snow and Corey love hot weather. They both love Jesus and students! One of the memories I…Read more Fasting by Corey Mantz
Fasting doesn't earn us points with God so why do Christians fast? The briefest answer for me is hunger! Don't we all want more of God? I hunger to know and experience more of God. I want, actually I long for more of His presence for my wife, children, grandchildren, the wonderful congregation I serve,…Read more Purposeful Fasting
I pray that the first two months of 2021 have been as productive and prosperous as people were hoping when 2020 was finally history. I found myself singing “Great is Thy Faithfulness” this morning. The phrase “morning by morning new mercies I see” filled my soul with music. Lamentations 3:23 tell us they are new…Read more Making Dreams Come True
Thanks to Pastor Mark Warda for writing today's post. Pastor Mark is the husband of Kyra, father of Phillip and Melody, Creative Arts Pastor at Woodland Church, and the most foodie I've ever known. When I think of the word fasting, I think of giving something up such as food. When I think of the…Read more FASTING AND DIRECTION by Mark Warda
Are you feeling like no one understands what you're going through? I've been there with a unique challenge, hardship, or a place that no one understands. I ask for help and the pity in someone's eyes is there but the compassion isn't. Compassion is that ability to literally put yourself in someone else's place. For…Read more A Fast of Joy and Celebration
"Jesus said, 'Let’s go off by ourselves to a quiet place and rest awhile.'" (Mark 6:31, NLT) Every Sunday, we should feel so loved that God blesses us with a day of rest. Sabbath Day is a part of the Creation Story, it's a part of the story of how we were created. The day…Read more Life Goals: Observe Sabbath
When I see my wife smile, or our children and grandsons smile, my heart swells with joy. Either they are pleased or amused. It doesn’t matter which, I’m happy with their pleasure. However, the goal of my life is not pleasing them, but pleasing God. There is a huge difference and it's what I will…Read more God Pleasers!
"A baby is God's opinion that life should go on." Carl Sandberg I have never seen an ugly baby! And I have seen, held, and dedicated a lot of babies. A comedian once said all the babies he had seen were ugly and he wondered how people could love them. We were laughing while he…Read more A Baby Means Life Should Go On