On Being a Grandfather

Our Family 2020-02-14 There is a time fondly remembered of serving God by doing life as a youth pastor. Monday nights worshipping the Lord with Becky and a band called Dove, teaching the Bible to fully alive students and a great team of volunteers. Afterwards there were games in the gymnasium, and lots of good…Read more On Being a Grandfather

A Baby Means Life Should Go On

"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

My Hope Is a Who!

Everyone seeks after hope. It is as necessary to our lives as food and water. Your children get higher GPA's, with hope. Athletes perform better, recover from injuries better, and adjust mentally to change better when they have hope. Elderly people who have hope live longer than those without hope. Hope breeds confidence to build…Read more My Hope Is a Who!

October 31

On this day in 1517, Martin Luther, a scholarly monk and professor, published his 95 Thesis that would shake the Western World including the Roman Catholic Church. Some say, he used the equivalent of his day's Twitter by taking a hammer and nail and tweeting, er, posting them on the door of the Wittenberg Castle…Read more October 31

Watching A Dream Flourish

Sunday Morning at Woodland while worshipping with our congregation a deep joy flowed through me. Eric, one of our young men home for the Thanksgiving weekend, led us in worship. Behind him was another student, Noah, home from Valley Forge, was playing guitar. Eric's parents were singing and Noah's Dad was playing bass. It was…Read more Watching A Dream Flourish

Two Students and a Book I’m Reading

Two of our students stopped to visit with me in my study at Woodland, last week.  Listening to them was deeply gratifying (one is a graduating high school and the other just completed their first year of college).  Their life plans center around their desire to love God with all of their hearts.  I've watched them grow up for…Read more Two Students and a Book I’m Reading

Joy and Disappointment in Two Weeks

Two weeks ago I was running the hills of Georgia, visiting with our parents, and playing with my grandchildren in North Carolina. One day I ran a steep hilly course that challenges me. Although my time will never threaten anyone, Beth Gilday's inspires me with her faith and prayers to keep running. Springtime in the…Read more Joy and Disappointment in Two Weeks

Self-Discipline: Our Motivation

The gift of self-discipline gives hope of enjoying good success in life.  Jesus’ life reveals what biblical self-discipline and good success are.  2 Timothy 1:7 teaches us that the God gives to His people the power to live a self-disciplined life.  “For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of…Read more Self-Discipline: Our Motivation