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
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!
This Memorial Day will be memorable for me for quite awhile. Woodland buried a member of our local community today. We grieved with his wife and family. He was an devoted family man, an avid outdoorsman, and sports enthuisast. Although, I didn't know him personally, after meeting with his family, I believe we could have…Read more Taking Pride
“You thrill me, Lord, with all you have done for me! I sing for joy because of what you have done.” (Psalm 92:4, NLT) “You have shown me the way of life, and you will fill me with the joy of your presence.’” (Acts 2:28, NLT) God is absolute joy! The scriptures assure that his…Read more God the Source of Our Joy
“Let your manner of life be without love of money, being satisfied with your present circumstances. For He himself has said, and the statement is on record, I will not, I will not cease to sustain and uphold you. I will not, I will not, I will not let you down. So that, being of…Read more Sustainable Stewardship
It's music to hear someone ask with enthusiasm, "What do you want me to do? Just ask? Anything?" This year, one of our volunteers said to me, "Pastor, I'll do anything to help, all you have to do is ask!" Wow! Those words were encouraging to me. In the months that have followed, their word…Read more Getting Ready For Christmas – What do you want me to do?
"The chance you had in life is the life you've got. You can make complaints about what people, including you, make of their lives after they have got them, and about what other people make of other people's lives, even about your children being gone, but you mustn't wish for another life. You mustn't want…Read more Thanksgiving 2014
Are you discouraged? Do you remember the last time you were discouraged? But you were not experiencing "the joy of the Lord" as your strength. Perhaps your confidence and faith in God was being tested. Psalm 85 teaches us how to reflect, remember and pray in a time like this. "Heavenly Father, thank-you for your…Read more Revival, Restoration and Remembering in a Storm
"You're blessed when you feel you've lost what is most dear to you. Only then can you be embraced by the One most dear to you." Matthew 5:4, Message Grief easily morphs into fear, when you have lost the dearest thing in the world to yourself. Suddenly your tears, angst and pain explode in your…Read more From Wrath to Restoration