Sunday, happens between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The people of God gather in glorious praise from generation to generation to worship the Lord with thanksgiving and praise. This is a day of eternal priceless joy. The “joy of the Lord” is our strength and the Gospel is “good news of great joy.” (See Nehemiah…Read more Sunday, Day of Joy
Throughout the Covid 19 pandemic we have been reminded of the importance of healthy hygiene habits. Produce recalls, canned goods recalls, and meat recalls due to E-Coli are not unusual anymore. I am grateful for the recalls so that we trust the purity of what we buy from our local grocers. We live with the…Read more Free to Succeed!
Our sons and their families are coming home for Christmas. We have grandsons hoping for a snowy Christmas to go sledding, build a snowman, and throw snowballs! One of them hopes that Papa and Gramma will give him a puppy for Christmas. Their hopes are wishes. It's how the word is used today. Wishes that…Read more Advent Hope and a Winter Wish
"Resolved: that all men should live for the glory of God. Resolved second: That whether others do or not, I will" Jonathan Edwards "Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God." 1 Corinthians 10:31 "The glory of God is man fully alive." Irenaeus These statements motivate…Read more Living For the Glory of God
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
“Write down the vision Clearly upon the tablets, so that one can read it readily.” (Habakkuk 2:2, NAB) Nearly every day I empty my heart and soul in my journal. In those words are selections from the Bible, the books I'm reading, my dreams, conversations with others, photographs, receipts for special events like a symphony…Read more My Journal
“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