One of my great joys in world travel has been joining a local church for Sunday morning worship, or a prayer meeting during the week. As I sing and listen to my fellow Christians worship the Lord, I've learned to understand their words of loving worship expressed in spontaneous praise. A memory of this returned…Read more Think Glorious Thoughts About God!
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
Miracles happened throughout the Bible. At certain points in history like the Exodus, during the lifetime of certain prophets like Elijah and Elisha, the ministry of Jesus and the early church miracles happened frequently. God still does miracles today. God still heals, sets people free from what holds them captive, and the most important miracle…Read more Thy Will Be Done
"God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit in power, and he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil because God was with him!" (Acts 10:38) Just thinking tonight that since Jesus was anointed, led and empowered by the Holy Spirit, how much more do I…Read more Reaching My Potential
One of my points in yesterday's message to Woodland was Honor God with your Body. If we are faithful to follow God's guidelines on health (diet, exercise and rest) we can expect better health, more energy and stamina. Our body is the temple of the Holy Spirit and should be treated that way. All of us…Read more Honor the Lord with Your Health
"When the nation gets a cold, Detroit gets the flu, Pastor." So said a businessman in the auto industry. I've learned some lessons from this recession that I'd like to share with you. Remember when Becky and I moved to Detroit in 1999 there were more jobs available than people to fill them. People were…Read more Recession Lessons: Detroitonomics part two
Eric Metaxas, was a presenter last week at Acton University. Eric is the author of the New York Times best seller Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy. It was also named the Book of the Year by the EPCA. He also wrote another one of my favorite biographies about William Wilberforce entitled Amazing Grace. He wrote…Read more Amazing Grace, Eric Metaxas’ Story of William Wilberforce
It's been an enjoyable holiday today. I got up this morning at 4:30 and enjoyed the chilly stillness during my Quiet Time. (It's been chilly in Michigan today.) Mondays are always welcome. Reflecting over the weekend, I give thanks for those who crossed the line and committed their lives to Christ, the gathering of our…Read more Incense Laced Prayers
This weekend I visited a local bookstore's news and self help sections. I was intrigued by the titles of the books and articles. Some I wanted to read, some I've read and some I laughed at. My favorite are the Dummies books. Of course as the authors point out if you are humble enough to…Read more Self Improvement
During a conversation with a new acquaintance, after inquiring what kind of work I did, he asked for my thoughts about the Second Coming of Christ. I love it, when that question comes up. “We are filled with hope, as we wait for the glorious return of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ.” Titus…Read more A Little Common Sense, Please!